To begin this story correctly, we have to start a year before I got really, really sick...
I was a girl who until October 30, 2014 had a mommy. On that day my mommy decided she missed her mommy and went to heaven to be with her …
11 Months later I started getting sick. I was sleepy a lot, I swelled up, and turned bright yellow. I got put in the hospital for a few weeks, then on the one-year anniversary of my mom going to heaven I was transferred to a more specialized hospital and put in ICU because my body wanted to go to heaven too.
My kidney’s failed, my liver failed, my lungs collapsed. I underwent a liver transplant but still remained so sick I was put on life support. Eventually my kidney’s recovered, my new liver decided it liked it’s new home
However, I still had a long road ahead – I had to learn how to walk again from being in a hospital bed for so long and I had to get strong enough to breath on my own.
On New Year’s Eve I was finally discharged after spending 4 holidays in the hospital and underwent a total of 7 surgeries. My dogs were super happy to see me! 🙂
And so here I am today, as I am writing this I am 9 months out from my transplant and decided to start a blog to write about my experiences throughout my new life – the funny, sad, ridiculous, sometimes pissed off, and sometimes furiously happy, even though I may not look like i’m that happy most of the time.