I WAS SO CLOSE!!!
OMG, I was called last night, 11-11-11 at 8:30pm for my Lung Transplant!
I had a panic attack after I hung up with the Doctor and frantically gathered everything I thought I might need if this Transplant was really going to happen. I quickly realized I was no where near prepared as I thought I was, haha. My mind was racing! But my Mom and I hoped in the car and off to the hospital we went.
When I got to the hospital my mind was still a blur and the check-in person asked for my birthday, which I gave, it rolls right off the tongue because they ask SO OFTEN at the doctors. But then she asked how old I was.... drew a complete blank! Hahahhaa I had to turn to my Mom and ask! FACE PALM! Total blonde moment.
For those people not familiar with Transplant protocol, the Doctors always call 2 people in for the organs, just in case the first person isn't compatible. And I person could not be the right fit for lots of reasons. So they always call in a back up. I was back-up!!
I did all the pre-op testing just in case the first person didn't match up exactly. And began to wait. Around 12:30am the Doctor came in and said, not tonight. It was definitely a bummer. I was ready. But it was kind of what I expected. The ride definitely felt REALLY long. I felt like the school bully just popped my balloon.
So I was disappointed that 11-11-11 wasn't the day but this just means I am now number on the list!! Hopefully they get some more lungs in very soon. It would be great to get them before the end of the year. Then I could start 2012 completely new!!! :)
I'm still hopeful. Its coming. Soon.