Unusual Stress?

Posted on March 26, 2014

So the peat couple of months have been very stressful, but especially theses past two weeks. It's supposed to be the happiest thing to ever happen to me (transplant), but I can't help feeling not happy. I feel guilty, and saddened for the donor who died and gave me their lungs. Not only did my whole life change from dying to nearly normal, but also to legal adult all at the same time. I had so many papers to sign, and all of these adult things ...

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Hospital Chronicles: 6

So this has got to be the most eventful HC ever. As you all know I got transplanted AND I turned 18. So I won't really go into detail about that too much. Here's the situation. POST OP DAY1: Sedated, get breathing tube out DAY2: Sedated, two chest tubes out DAY3: Coming off of sedation, standing, eating...becoming a person again DAY4: Catheter out, dancing, got my hair brushed and braided, eating normal food, they take the ...

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My 18th Birthday!

So a couple of days before my birthday, when I was still under the impression that I was going home in two days, my best friend and I were debating what to do for my birthday, like maybe go to the club, but then I would get tired fast. So we suggested going to the casino, but it was all smokey in there and all you did was lose your money. We weren't about to go to a strip club, and neither of us smoke. We came with the idea that we would go on a ...

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Hospital Chronicles: 5

Nothing really has changed since my last HC. I have had a couple of new visitors and met some new people. I also got my first bits of mail! My main doctor had finally come to talk to us and give us her thoughts on our plan of action. For now we are slowly backing off of treatment and monitoring me, to see if I can go home. We will reevaluate in a week after we have taken away one of my treatments, and weened off of IV antibiotics and onto orals. ...

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Spending my Birthday in the Hospital?

A very important birthday of mine is coming up, and I will most likely have to spend it in the hospital. The only other time I have been in the hospital on my birthdays was  my 7th birthday. I also got discharged that day, so it wasn't too bad, but if I spend this one in my birthday I will be here all day and all night. The other difference is the birthday when I was 7 was in a hospital that was 20 minutes away from my house, so all of my ...

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Bullying

Here's something from my life that I haven't talked about yet. Now, I know everyone has been bullied at least once in their life. Everyone has a part of bullying, whether it be the bully, the bystander, and the victim. Bullying in general is wrong, but bullying someone because they have an illness it terrible. When I was in third grade someone told me to "get away from me you germ." referring to my incessant coughing. That was nothing, in ...

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Hospital Chronicles: 4

Boy have I been busy! What with all the meetings with reporters and newscasters, my life is shifting into fast drive. I knew, or at least I had hoped, that one day maybe this whole blog thing would take off and make an impact, but this is happening a lot faster than anticipated. Not saying that's a bad thing; it's a good thing actually. All of my doctors and all of the hospital staff has been so supportive and encouraging! I really couldn't have ...

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Hospital Chronicles: 3

Oh what an interesting  couple of days. What a mess. Where to start? How about I where I left off. About two days ago I was woken up by my RT to do my treatment. He had a person following him around that day as a shadow person, kind of like in training. There are certain settings to the way treatments are done, and one of them is that it pauses every five minutes. I don't like to do the pauses because when it pauses my muscles relax a bit ...

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Hospital Chronicles: 2

I'm still in the hospital.. ugh :(. I have been her for two weeks and two days, and I will be here for another week, for sure, and maybe a noter week or two after that. It wouldn't be so bad if I was allowed to leave my room. I am trapped in this 12 by 12 room all day, everyday. Even prisoners in maximum security get an hour a day outside. What's happened since my last Hospital Chronicle post? Oh the shower incident! I wanted to take a shower ...

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Hospital Chronicles: 1

So it's been an up and down hospital stay, just as they all are. I was airlifted here in the helicopter and put into the ICU. The only other time I had been in the ICU was for one night because they were initiating my bi-pap, which hospital policy states it needs to be done in the ICU, not because I was so sick that I needed to be there. Since this was the first time requiring to be in the ICU it kind of hit me exactly how sick I actually am. ...

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