Thursday, November 7, 2013

Still Looking Forward

Well another month has passed and not much has changed. I've been feeling really good since getting out of the hospital on October 3. My lung function is stable. The only difference now is that I have lost about 5 pounds because of another nausea episode from antibiotics. Back to the high calorie diet for me!

I've been keeping busy going to pool twice and week and seeing my dad on weekends. I was up to Edmonton last Monday to see the transplant team again and I got the same response again...."just keep waiting, it's going to happen eventually." There is a real lack of donors right now. Alberta is the lowest province in the country for its donor rate.

Speaking of donor rates. A couple weeks ago my mom, sister, aunt, and I went up to Edmonton and participated in a rally about organ donation and Bill 207. Bill 207 is the legislation that would get Alberta a donor registry. This would allow people to sign up to be an organ donor when they are renewing their drivers licenses. The Bill would also increase awareness for the need for organ donation. Anyway the rally went really well. We've been trying to increase donor awareness as much as we can.

I have been waiting for these new windbags for 16 months now. I never in a million years thought that I would be waiting this long. As long as I keep feeling the way that I am, I can just keep waiting for the perfect pair. I am more than ready to go under the big ole knife though!


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