Anything is possible
heart transplant, inspirational story, organ transplant
You see this saying everywhere. You read it, and think, ok I got this. Whatever you may be dealing with, this verse tells us we are strong enough. You hope to God, you can believe it. Then you ask yourself "why was I picked to have to be strong in life".
When I think about this, I start to think about people I know. Family members, friends and people I just met here at the hospital, we all have our own obstacles in life.
I have been in the hospital this time with my daughter for six days. Lauren has undergone gallbladder removal surgery with no complications. We were blessed. The surgeons came by today and cleared her, told us she could go home from their stand point, We still have to be cleared from the heart transplant team. On Friday morning Lauren is having a MRI done on her heart and if everything looks good, we can pack our bags and go HOME.
Since being here, I have had so many different emotions. Fear being the number one and most prominent emotion. You never know what could happen during or after surgery. My insides were like jelly, but on the outside a strong presence. Lauren was scared, so I needed to be her cheerleader and rock to reassure her she will be fine. I only had so much in me this time, so I guess I was given only enough that I can handle.
I met a gentleman yesterday, his daughter (about the same age as Lauren) has been in the hospital for two weeks now. She has cancer. When we were talking tears were rolling down his face, he told me he would trade places with her in a heartbeat, this was his baby. I know that feeling oh so well. He told me he was so thankful they lived in Rhode Island to be able to be here in this hospital. I had to agree with him. People come here from all across the country, just to have the best medical care available. So blessed we are only a car ride away also.
Right now in our country, people are dealing with so much devastation, from the flooding in Texas and now with the hurricane getting ready to hit Florida. I have my mother, sister, two nieces and their families preparing for hurricane Irma. Praying they stay safe. I told them get on a plane, come to Mass., but stubborn pollocks, they are staying..
Sending prayers to Florida, Lord keep them safe.
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