Transplant. An Unexpected Journey

A very unexpected journey toward a lung transplant

The Roller Coaster of Transplants

The Roller Coaster of Transplants

The roller coaster never stops. Randy has been feeling quite well after a shaky start this year. In January he was hospitalized with the CMV virus, and in March with another virus. It has been a tough year for him as his father has been ill and in the hospital as well. Randy and his […]

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Photos: Excitement on the Reefs of Cozumel!

Photos: Excitement on the Reefs of Cozumel!

Not only dives! The snorkeling has been amazing as well. The little stuff has been incredible! Diving isn’t all sharks and huge pelagics, it is also the tiniest members of the ocean community that fascinate. Randy and I have been snorkeling every day for the first time since his double lung transplant almost two years […]

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Randy is in Cozumel!

Randy is in Cozumel!

Fearing to jinx it, I haven’t said anything about our trip to Cozumel this summer. It has been two years…and Randy is finally back in our ocean home! Seeing him snorkel has been so wonderful…there have been times during the last 22 months that I’ve wondered if I would ever see him snorkel or dive […]

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Push Me Pull You

Push Me Pull You

Do you remember the Push Me Pull You two headed llama from Dr. Doolittle? If you do, you must be close to my age! I don’t think the Eddie Murphy Doolittle had the llama. Anyway, that llama is a good image for how I feel much of the time. Learning to be flexible in this […]

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Is it time…to simplify?

Is it time…to simplify?

The Empty Nest has changed our lives. Randy’s double lung transplant has changed our lives. Our son married 3 weeks ago (it was a lovely wedding!) and our daughter is getting married October 3. I always imagined keeping this house, our home where both of my children grew up, and having our grandchildren to stay. […]

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Transplant Reunion Dinner at UT Southwestern

Transplant Reunion Dinner at UT Southwestern

The University of Texas Southwestern had their annual transplant dinner on Friday night, April 10. It was our first time to attend, and it was a humbling experience. Two of Randy’s favorite doctors were there (there are several doctors on each transplant team), and two nurses who cared for him in ICU. There were kidney […]

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And the Wheel is on the way back up?

And the Wheel is on the way back up?

Wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’, don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow, wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’…..(Love you, Journey!) The wheel in the sky, the wheel of fortune, the never ending roller coaster, has been pretty relentless the last few weeks.  2015 has been relentless, now that I think about it. And yes, […]

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Another Surprise from Transplant World

Another Surprise from Transplant World

One thing I can say about living in Transplant World: it is never dull.  Actually, we could all use a little dull. Randy and I went to Atlanta earlier this month to attend a Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser, and while there, we both caught a bug.  The rest of our vacation was spent fighting illness, on […]

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A Lesson about “Normal”

A Lesson about “Normal”

  Normal is a very subjective word. What is normal for one person is certainly not normal for another. At midlife I am rediscovering some pretty simple truths: normality differs with each stage of life. As an infant, it is normal to be cared for, and normal to reach milestones while gaining physical capabilities and […]

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Fab Photos Friday….sort of!

Fab Photos Friday….sort of!

Oy, what a trip!  We’ve seen dear friends, attended a fabulous charity event, and spent time with family…all while trying to fight off illness.  Today I am sending Randy home by plane…he is becoming ill, and I don’t want to take any chances.  Our son is getting married in 5 weeks….Randy must be well for […]

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