I’m back!

Posted on June 24, 2014

Well hello everyone, I know I haven't put anything out there in a while, but I am back. I'm sorry guys, I have been so busy now that I am finally home! Yep, that's right, I'm not at RMH anymore! :) Okay, so first of all I have a job now! I am a secretary in a yoga studio, inputing data and client information into a database. I also just graduated high school and am trying to figure out what to do with my life. As of now, I have no freakin' ...

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RMH (Ronald McDonald House)

Posted on April 26, 2014

So as most of you know I have been staying at the Stanford/Lucille Packard Ronald McDonald House in Palo Alto. It's a community living setting, and things are very different. In the beginning I wasn't too sure about it, and I was very busy with meds/appointments and watching TV. Haha, and a bit of homework. We had a lot of drama here... It's like high school, but it's fun. Some of the moms here are really fun to hang out with, they are all ...

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I See Things Differently

Posted on April 15, 2014

Before I got my transplant, I would walk down the street and see people smoking a cig. Usually it didn't really bother me besides the fact that it was making me cough. If you wanna smoke, smoke, it's your right. But now, when I people smoking it makes me sad, and angry. Not only are they damaging themselves, but what if they got in an accident and go brain dead, they are ruining the chance to donotate those lungs and save a life. All I can ...

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Life After Transplant, So Far

Hello everybody. I know it's been a while, but I have had to do a lot of healing and having family time lately. A lot has happened since I last blogged about my experiences. Lets see... I got my transplant, and then I told you all about it. But what I didn't really talk about was when I went to see my lungs in person afterwards. I got to hold them, poke them, squeeze them, scold them, thank them and then say goodbye to them. They fought a good ...

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So... it's been a while. Saturday morning (March 8th, 2014, day 39 on the list) I got a canvas from the hospital, and some paints. I painted a bunch of different hearts, all different sizes, colors and shapes. Some of them I colored in and some of them I didn't. None of them were colored the same as the outline and some of them overlapped. It was kind of early in the morning, so when the resident came in to do his usual assessment he said "Oh! ...

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Weight Gain

I've always been very skinny and underweight. It's been a huge struggle for me to gain weight and keep it on. My average weight for about two years has been around 83 pounds. When I get admitted I am usually around 78 pounds, which mind you, is extremely low. Most of the time when I am in the hospital I gain a couple of pounds and I get to about 85 pounds. When I go home after gaining some weight, my jeans are tight. (Not too tight, but just the ...

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