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Good vibes, Good prayers and Hopeful wishes.

Discussion in 'Prayers & Support' started by ToyComa92, May 10, 2013.

  1. Jun 8, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    Dude I know you feel when I got back from being in the hospital for 11 days I didn't do homework or anything I just played halo 3 and this was back in high school so lol
     
  2. Jun 8, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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    ToyComa92

    ToyComa92 [OP] Write your love, Then your anger.

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    I wont lie, I was at times just so ready to call it quits, Some of the jumps id had to make seemed so high. But after pulling through it definitely feels like the storm is passing and im finally bathing in some sunshine and warmth.

    Nothing but + outlooks and dedicating my life to respecting the gift i was given... Some of lives miracles really are... Indescribable... Life is a two way road... Sometimes you have to drive into oncoming traffic and face your obstacles to get past the things that are slowing you down.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    Very true. I was delt a BS hand when some guy took me out skiing this year and blew up my left knee and right ankle. Rehab and recovery was and still is not easy but i'm ecstatic that I can walk normalish and do bout everything I used to. Life is amazing when respected!

    Godspeed Jon.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    ToyComa92

    ToyComa92 [OP] Write your love, Then your anger.

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    Nothing makes you more humble and respectful when something like walking or talking or taking a deep breath is taken from you... Anything earned always feels better in my opinion... I would like to think ive earned this second chance at life.

    Sorry to hear about your knee man, I have had pretty bad back pain and sometimes its just... Debiliating and its funny because the last thing you want to hear from your doctor is that you need to move more and do therapy and rehab... But man i cant tell you how much going to rehab for the two months i fought to get lungs helped... Pretty sure if i didn't do any rehab and went though that surgery recovery in life would be a WHOLE lot different.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    ToyComa92

    ToyComa92 [OP] Write your love, Then your anger.

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    Thought i would share my meds lol, So i take a set of pills four times a day i also am currently wearing a continuous IV and also my insulin pump, Hopefully il get ride of the IV on the 13th :D

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    Just one of four sets.
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  6. Jun 9, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    :eek: That's a lot of pills, but, if it keeps you alive....
     
  7. Jun 9, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    ToyComa92

    ToyComa92 [OP] Write your love, Then your anger.

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    Taking 5 minutes out of my day to be healthy and swallow some pills is literally like going from prison to Malibu Addiction rehab center. I'l gladly swallow some pills to be able to take deep breathes and be without a tether constantly AKA oxygen machine.

    Ive literally slept under eight hours in the last 54 hours just because i hate to waste this wonderful girl.. I literally keep myself occupied 24/7!
     
  8. Jun 9, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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    Don't go too long without sleep... you need your rest so you don't get run down and then have more/other issues.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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    ToyComa92

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    Yah im pretty much wore OUT.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    mommehK Never let your fear decide your fate

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    /mommeh mode ON

    Get some dammit REST then!!!!

    /mommeh mode OFF

    ;)
     
  11. Jun 9, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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    ToyComa92 [OP] Write your love, Then your anger.

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    My body isnt preparing itself for a full nights sleep... Like i will wake up every two hours... Its either my HIGH blood sugars, A steroid im taking or it could be a minor allergy attack from all the new medications.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2013 at 5:35 AM
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    Today at almost exactly three weeks ago to the hour i was sewn back up with my new lungs. All i have to say is, Thank you TW, Thank you god and most of all Thank you to the donor Family. I will be turning in my three page letter to them today so i really hope everything is okay and not to personal, I will probably have my Transplant Team check it over so i dont convey any misunderstood disrespect.

    I will probably keep updating this from time to time, Im pretty stoked because i have a job lined up as soon as i can get the Ok-Ok from the docs. I know the manager of Apple Store and they said if i ever needed a job they would open their doors for me. :D

    So... Job lined up, Staying on top of my health, Trucks looking good, Money is saved up... Something is bout to unfold! haha
     
  13. Jun 10, 2013 at 5:54 AM
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    does turning tires to black wall out count? How bout added snug top rebel.
    That's all good news man! Keep getting better!
     
  14. Jun 10, 2013 at 5:59 AM
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    Sometimes good news is just what the doctor ordered :D
     
  15. Jun 10, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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    ToyComa92

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    Went to my first outpatient Transplant visit :) Got blood drawn, X-rays done and got to have all the staples and sutures pulled :) Feels so amazing! Unfortunely i am experiencing a lot of pain on the outside of my shin which scares me because my dad has had Varicose Veins quite a bit so i made sure they looked at it.

    My luck? I get this smoking hot ultrasound technician and she has to take her gelled up instrument all the way up right next to Mr. Willy. And this wasn't like, COLD as fuck right off the bat pressure kind of shit. The gel was warm and she was taking her time going up my leg all slow... Like seriously?! Who is getting the bad look when Mr. Willy rises to the occasion!? Either way they did a complete ultrasound of my leg from what she said she didn't see any blood clots which is VERY relieving, im still kind of worried that it might be nerve damage from my high sugars the past two weeks :(!

    I have been having really bad tremors where i have trouble writing or texting... They told me it could be either the steroids or my Anti-Rejection med could be higher then they would like... LOL Turns out the "prograf" level (anti-rejection) was lower then they wanted it so they increased that to 8 pills twice a day instead of 6.

    Damn good thing i have been taking pills since before i could even chew, Doctor said that i could be experiencing the shin pain from my body balancing fluids. Apparently its common to see these kinds of pains. Was told that the itching (WHICH HAS BEEN TERRIBLE) isn't as common and they will probably do some Allergy skin tests on thursday.

    But in awesome news?! my donor lungs look BETTER then they did at transplant! Doctor said if i continue on this path and stay rejection and infection free i could very easily see 31 :) What a great thing to hear but at the same time should be depressing haha.

    Just a little update for everyone who is following, Also turned in my 2000 word letter to the donor, Doctor was VERY surprised i had done so much so quickly... Like i said i can never thank that family enough. Even offered to take there whole family to dinner in honor of there fallen family member.... Guess i will hear soon enough of what they are willing to tell me and how far they are willing to take the relationship between the family and I. Hoping i can meet them at least... Just hugging/ Shaking hands will make me feel a little more deserving of such an AMAZING gift.
     
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    mommehK Never let your fear decide your fate

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    Tremors & itching could both be because of the steroids...what are you on specifically and how high is the dosage? (I know way too much in this arena...trying to help)
     
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    Prednisone 15MG x2 a day.

    Thats being decreased on wednesday to 10MG x2 a day. Before transplant i was at 10MG once a day and i was no where NEAR this shaky. If i had to make a educated guess i would say its either the Pain medications or the Anti Rejection meds.
     
  18. Jun 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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    mommehK Never let your fear decide your fate

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    Sometimes the shaky jittery bitchy effect of prednisone doesn't rear its ugly head until you start to taper off...to jump from 10mg to 30mg is big, when your body produces enough of it's own corticosteroids.

    Downside of being on multiple meds is the process of elimination to figure out which one is doing what.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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    LOL if we are blaming it on the jumps i think the 150MG Bursts for three days straight and then going to Pill form 30MG/2 times a day might have been a little rough on my kidneys.
     
  20. Jun 11, 2013 at 3:08 AM
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    ToyComa92 [OP] Write your love, Then your anger.

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    First Night without staples, Feels alot better but damn that is a BIG scar!!!!
    [​IMG]

    See that black dot? From a Sub Q insulin drip.
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    Oh and those four holes? Chest tubes. :)
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    In total over the last three weeks i had
    - One Breathing Tube.
    - Feeding Tube through nose.
    - Four Post op Chest tubes.
    - Central Neck Cath.
    - Eight IVS.
    - Two Arterial Lines in wrist.
    - 24 Chest X-rays
    - Mediport was accessed the entire time, Two connections.
    - A PICC/Midline.
    - Two Foley Caths.

    And to top it all off, I was given an Enema "just in case" What great tactics!

    I can tell you that when your body experiences a seizure you WILL NOT REMEMBER shit. You will lose your memory even if you know you were awake 20-30 minutes before the seizure and able to talk and everything, Your brain WILL NOT store memory during that time. Waking up from the surgery was as expected, Couldnt move my muscles but ended up getting off the Ventilator and the next day i said goodbye to two Chest tubes and one of two of the Foley Caths. Worked all week and was finally released last wednesday. Had immense HORRIBLE seizures (4 major ones) before being Airlifted back to the hospital where they just transplanted new lungs into me. Doctors said by my grandma making that choice i could very well be gone. Well. . . Thats my FIFTH Near death experiences.

    Anyways im blahhing, After having major seizures dont plan on thinking straight or seeing things like normal. DONT FREAK it will go away just like it did for me.

    Anyways Im doing great! Lungs look better then they did when they put them in me which is... Really great to hear that.



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