If I had this tree, I have a feeling I'd be minus a husband...
5 MORE BIG SLEEPS!
I'm like a child at Christmas I am. Oh no wait....
I still can't believe that this was me merely a year ago. My mummy did her annual Christmas shop with her mummy at the weekend and reminded me that it was somewhat interupted last year when she had to return home as I was finding breathing so difficult (even on maximum oxygen) that I needed her to come and be with me as it was pretty frightening. It's just so so weird to think that little did I know a matter of weeks later I'd be getting my new lungs.
I got a bit sad yesterday thinking about my donor family, who somewhere out there must be dreading this Christmas. I wish I could do something to help them. Thinking of everyone out there who has suffered a loss and might be finding the festive season particularly tough.
I really hope that rereading my blog gives those waiting for transplant, or indeed those suffering any difficult episodes in their lives some hope. Things can change beyond all recognition, you just don't know what's round the corner. The unpredictability of life is what makes it scary but also what creates hope. I think personally I'd prefer unpredictability if it means there's always a chance things could get better, rather than knowing what my lot is and having an unchangable path set.
Learn from yesterday, cherish today and hope for the future, I think that's a pretty good balance.
Wishing you all the most fantastic Christmas - may it be fun, festive, sparkly and filled with laughter and joy. Thank you all for your support, friendship, wishes and thoughts this year; I don't think you can ever realise how much a little message of support or comfort can reach out and touch someone at a time of need.
Bit of a deep pre-Christmas post there! I am off to continue wrapping presents and adorning things (predominantly myself) in glitter. YAY!
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