Saturday, December 20, 2008

What's New

Hey everyone :)
I'm terribly sorry I haven't posted on here in so long. I was pretty excited about making this blog, but then I got busy with life and haven't had a whole lot of time to be on the computer. After the new year I should be able to post more often.
I'm currently in the process of moving in with my boyfriend an hour away from where I've been living for my entire life. He and I both are really excited about me moving into his apartment. The driving back and forth has gotten old and it's just too hard to spend any time away from one another. My sister along with her family live in the City I'll be moving to, so I'm looking forward to spending more time with them. The moving has worn me thin, but I should be all done soon. I'm looking forward to the day that I can put my feet up and not feel like I should be packing.
I have been feeling pretty sick still. I'm having problems with the stent in my right airway growing scar tissue inside and around it, which leaves very little to no opening for air to pass down in my right lung. It's making me feel awful. I'm in a lot of pain, trouble breathing and not sleeping so well. I've been going back and forth to my transplant doctors to get bronchs and dilitations of the airway, but it just closes itself back up in a matter of a week or two. The three hours (one way) it takes to get to my doctor is getting exhausting in itself. My most recent bronch was yesterday. I talked to my doctor before they knocked me out and discussed what else we can do to keep the airway open for hopefully a longer period of time. Basically all he suggested was adding another stent inside of the existing one, so have two stents in that one area and hope for the best. Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but I guess it's something. My quality of life has been pretty bad the past few months because of this airway thing and I've had to take a month leave from school because I'm just not able to keep up with my 5 week fast paced classes.
I don't have any set Christmas plans yet. I'm sure I'll be spending it with my family, I just don't know who wants to host yet! ;) My best friend Megan and her husband will be home for a week visiting for the holiday, so I hope to see her a lot while she's home. I'm also looking forward to a girls lunch on the 27th with a few high school girlfriends.
I think that's about it. I'll try to post again soon. In case I don't get around to doing it later, I want to wish everyone a Very Safe and Happy Holiday!

Lots of Love!!!

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