Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Complications

I had my transplant 6 weeks ago and although I am so excited and feel wonderful, the journey has not been without complications.

I have had a few episodes of rejection as well as some other medical issues. It has been scary, painful and unnerving. I have fought through and been super compliant, but it doesn't always help. Sometimes even with the best medical care, there are unforeseen circumstances. Especially when you are putting a new organ in someone else's body.

I have had to "roll with the punches" so to speak during this process. I spent 33 out of 43 days in the hospital, it was supposed to be 7-10 days, I went a bit over. I was disappointed that I didn't get to be home on my oldest child's birthday, and Halloween. I was upset many times, and that did little more than raise my blood pressure. I had to let go of my expectations and pray for quick healing and for the doctors and nurses to know what to do.

I am not a patient person by nature, but this journey has taught me a lot about that. Everything comes together in its' own time. I am not the one in charge, God is, and He will direct the circumstances as He sees fit. I am so incredibly grateful that He directed me through all of this.

4 comments:

  1. You are a strong woman, and I am grateful that you are giving the good fight!

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  2. I wish you all the best with your recovery
    You are an inspiration x

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