I HAVE BEEN TRANSPLANTED!

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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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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Positivity

People keep saying "oh you're so optimistic" or "you're amazing" and things along that line…"Inspiring" I don't know, I guess I have never seen myself that way. I realize now that yes, I do have a really good attitude about everything. It flatters me, but sometimes I feel like because that's how they see me, that I have to always be that way. Of course I have those days that are hard and I just can't be bothered to try hard. I always do, ...

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