My Second Chance At Living
Last Updated: December 28, 2016
On October 25, 2016 I received a phone call that changed my life. It was my hospital calling to let me know that they had a new set of lungs for me and that I needed to be at the hospital at 5:00 am the next day. I was confident that when this call came, I would turn into a hot mess, but I was actually very calm. This must have been due to the fact that I had been waiting for this day, just one day shy of 1,000 days. I was very tired of waiting and I was ill enough to welcome this gift.My surge
I Am Not Invisible
Last Updated: April 29, 2015
I am not your typical Grandma - I have 12 piercings, 2 tattoos and have always questioned authority. My reason for being here at WA is to leave corporate America. I am quickly approaching my 60's and have got to find a better way to live my life. Translation: I am so very weary of having my hours, my duties, my worth dictated to me. No matter what I may not have had in my past, today I have a choice. My point in sharing this with you stems from a restlessness, an ill-at-ease feeling that h
My Mantra Is
Last Updated: February 27, 2015
Things That Make You Go Hmmmm.
Last Updated: February 26, 2015
Do you ever see something, or someone, or someone doing something that makes you pause to consider what you are seeing? While trying hard not to judge, you just don't "get" what you see? Welcome to my Tuesday morning commute. Being disabled, I use a shared ride service for my transportation needs. My driver on this day was just a slight young gal that I had never met before. Having to take a 20 LB xygen vessel along with me to work, I was very concerned about her ability to assist me. Luck was
What Lights Your Fire?
Last Updated: February 7, 2015
Saturday January 31, 2015 marked my one year anniversary on a transplant waiting list. I continue to wait - hoping for 2 new lungs!-and have taken a few moments to reflect on what this last year has meant to me. Amazing as it is to say, I do declare that 2014 has been a joyful year. Life can be a challenge when you are carting around an oxygen supply, but the good news is that I am here today to talk about it. Since I must be as healthy as possible when my call comes, I have focused on exercis