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heart transplant, inspirational story, organ transplant
February 14, 2018
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone...
I was very surprised when Lauren gave me this roses. She had one of the nurse's run down to the gift shop for her. Even leashed, Lauren thought of me. Love my girl.
As I sit here, the room is quite, Lauren is taking a nap. I am looking out the window and wondering how long will we be here waiting? I can hear the helicopters coming and going, praying that one of them could be for Lauren. I know they are not for her, because we would know before they arrive. What better Valentine's Day it would be if Lauren was to receive her heart and kidney today. Wishful thinking.
The other day, I was talking to my husband Dean and said to him " Lauren's heart and kidney could come today or we will be having this conversation in June still waiting". I remember last time sitting here praying and praying, thinking up ways to keep our spirits high. It is so easy to get into a funk, but I have to be honest it is so tiring. There is only so much TV to watch. I have been trying to do exercises to keep my body strong. Basically sit ups and walks right now. When I start feeling down on myself, I think "what the hell is Lauren thinking"? I can leave the room, I can take a shower, I can use the bathroom. Simple things like that, Lauren can't do.
I ask God everyday why?? I still haven't figured out the answer. All I know is I am so blessed to have the family I have. Very supportive and loving. My son Mikey calls me every day just to ask how we are, at this point I tell him "ground hog day". Nothing new here. Then we talk about the plans for the weekend, what day Mikey and his family are coming up.
The sun is starting to set, everyone on the floor is getting ready to go home for the day, and the next shift will be here. I'm trying to think of something for Lauren and I to do after she wakes up. I went to the store earlier and turned in our crossword scratch tickets, we had $20.00 in winners, so I got 10 more tickets. Maybe we will be big winners this time??? We started awhile ago with $20.00 and we are still playing on the original money.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine's Day
Sending our Love,
Lynne & Lauren
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