Friday, July 4, 2008

Lots of stuff...

I've got a lot of random updates... so here goes...

Gina seems to be doing OK, she has had to go back into surgery because of bleding, but that happens quite a bit, and isn't unexpected, especially considering how sick she is. Keep praying for her, please.

Just got back from the hosp now, had blood taken for my appointment on Monday, and blew on new test that measures NO (nitric oxide), and FEV1%. My NO was 20 again, same as 2 weeks ago (was 18 last week), but FEV1% only 91%, compared to 96% last week. I bumped into Dr Pahad (he looked after me when Dr Williams was overseas, and is also standing in for him this week while he's on holiday), and he says it's not a significant drop, but I have to increase my cortisone by 7.5mg for the weekend. So it's up to 15mg now. I'm not TOO worried, as I feel the same as always, nothing different. Going to gym again this afternoon, haven't been there for a while, with all the visitors I have!! Oh, and I saw two helicopters land at the hosp while I was leaving!! Was quite exciting!! The one was a police helicopter, and I don't know about the second one... almost looked like a scene out of Greys...

I got a very surprising e-mail 2 days ago... wanted to blog about it yesterday, but forgot! The boy who got my donor's heart's dad (you'll have to read that sentence twice, lol!!) mailed me!! He's 17 years old, and he reads my blog!!!! How cool is that?? He got his transplant in Cape Town, and I had to wait at the hosp the whole day for teir team to come and fetch the heart first before they could harvest the lungs for me. Hope we can meet someday... imgine what a cool article that would make!!

AND... for some BIG news... For the past few weeks, I've been working on a story... I've been invited to take part in a short-story competition... along with 5 other female bloggers!!! The story is split up into 5 parts, and each one of us gets a week in which our story will be published. Then YOU GUYS have to vote, and the winner gets R10 000!!! I'm putting up a button thingy on the RIGHT-hand side of my blog, so go register yourself, because my story will be featured first!!!! STARTING THIS MONDAY!!!! THE 7TH!!! SO PLEASE READ IT AND VOTE!!!! I'M UNEMPLOYED I NEED THE MONEY :-)

My sister just left for the weekend, so I'll just get a dvd for tonight and something yummy to eat... a bit sad, but I'll survive!

Enjoy your weekend, and happy Independance Day to all the Americans!!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have registered...eagerly awaiting the 7th!!! GOOD LUCK ALice, you really deserve a break!!!

Carmen (went to varsity with you)

Alice said...

Thanks Carmen!! I remember you from varsity by the way!! Glad you found my blog!!!

Annelie said...

Looking forward reading your short story, specially because it is on Bernie's birthday (7-7)good date, good luck!!!!!!
Annelie xxx

Sue at eLuckypacket said...

Good luck Alice! Also, we're doing a yummy FREE giveaway over eLuckypacket, so wanted to invite your readers to join us:
http://eluckypacket.com
Best,
Sue

Katelyn said...

Alice! You are precious wishing us a Happy Independence Day! I hope you enjoy your DVD movie night and I will register to vote for you. :)

allison said...

Hi Alice,
I checked out Gina's blog and you aren't kidding! No one deserves these lungs more. I couldn't imagine... do you know where she is from or what hospital she is at? I couldn't really tell from the blog.

Anonymous said...

hey alice. got your magazine, very cool article. you def a CF celeb now.
how you doing well.

Donald, South Africa