Thanks to my Family and friends for the support and encouragements that I have been Recognized and appreciated for my hard word and dedication to raise awareness and making donations.
just to continue to keep you all informed of my journey through life after my Life saving Double Lung Transplant. Thank you very very much to my Organ donor always Grateful for this Precious gift.
Check up with pops ...
Lung function has dropped quite abit but I think it’s all down to me being so poorly recently, on the plus side I’m feeling so much better!! Come on lovely lungs. ## Feeling better at Wythenshawe Hospital transplant Unit.##
Ever wonder how organ transplants work? The recipient takes immune-suppressing meds every 12 hours for the rest of their life so that their body doesn't try to fight the foreign cells, putting the patient into "rejection". This is what is most life-threatening to a recipient. If their body does detect the organ it will destroy it, if the rejection is mild and caught early, it is typically treatable. If not, the patient can die, very quickly. If medications are not taken on time, or missed, it may cause rejection. Rejection is a transplant patient's worst nightmare. Beside missed meds, most rejections happen as a result of a prior illness, which revs up the immune system to fight it off, and while in full-blown attack mode, it finds the foreign organ. This is why it is so important for patients to stay healthy, and why parents of transplanted kids may seem a little crazy when they ask you to use hand sanitizer whenever you come into their home (don't worry, they'll supply it, every one of them I know has a giant bottle by the front door) or cancels a play date if your kid has a runny nose. Besides our kids taking twice as long to rid themselves of any and every infection because they're fighting with a sad and puny army, any illness can easily grant them a hospital stay, and at the risk of sounding dramatic, potentially cost them their life..
Missing my crazy mini me already but needs must as my lovely lungs just need a little bit of extra care right now. I love my little family so much ❤️ silly filters making us laugh xx
This is friendship at
its best, Julie Williams coming to hospital with me❤️, and even though it’s abit rubbish we’ve still managed a
giggle ..SO unfortunately I’m getting ready for 3 weeks of IV Antibiotics as
Oral don’t seem to be doing the trick☹️, but on the plus side I can have them at home and I’ve
managed to avoid being admitted!! I’ve just had some iv training and tomorrow
I’m to have a mid line fitted in my upper arm so I have access .. come on lungs
we can do this 👊🏼xx (still smiling but just going a little bit slower right
Update; so I’ve grown a nasty bug in my lungs and the last two lots of antibiotics I’ve been on have been no good! However I’ve been prescribed the right one now so hopefully I’ll soon be on the road to recovery and will have happy lungs again! 🤞🏼, thank you for everyone’s love and support, esp my close friends/family as a poorly Natalie is abit of a grumpy Natalie 🙈! Love you all xxx