Who am I?

To begin this story correctly, we have to start a year before I got really, really sick...

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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 …

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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.

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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

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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.

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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! 🙂dog

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.

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Most of the time I’m just trying to make sense of what my life is supposed to be like, and handling the few moments where I forget what happened to me and what I am like now, then the little mouse in my pocket has to remind me that I can’t do “that” anymore…so if you see me around and i have a blank, slightly angry look on my face, I promise I’m happy, my mind is just elsewhere….it’s ok to say hi 🙂 I won’t bite…I think…

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