Monday, June 25, 2012

After 2 years on the transplant list, 41 years of living with Cystic Fibrosis, on June 24th at 12:30 in the middle of a pool party surrounded by so many dear friends, Jay got THE call he had been waiting for. It was surreal. We didn't really believe it was happening, but sure enough, by 4:30 he was being wheeled off to the OR, to re-emerge about 10 hours later with new lungs.

The nurses told me to start a journal. To document the ups and downs of the recovery. So after a few (very few, 3) hours of sleep, I did the only thing I really know how to do, the thing that I know Jay will love to take over as soon as he is able to do so on his own: I started a blog.

This will be a central place for our little family to journal this miracle, to keep all our friends and family up to date (so I don't have to repeat myself to all the different groups of people) and hopefully to be something our daughters can look back on one day to understand all the things they might not understand in the weeks and months to come.

10 comments:

  1. Great idea! While we love to hear from you V, I cannot wait to hear from Jay directly. Thinking of you both this AM hoping that this first day goes as well as it can. XOX

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  2. Rachelle SochaczevskiJune 25, 2012 at 5:52 AM

    So happy that things are working out so well. You have been in our thoughts ever since the dramatic party exit. You guys sure know how to keep things interesting. Love the blog idea. Will keep sending positive energy.

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  3. V. and J., sending our warm thoughts and wishing you are trouble-free recovery. So happy to hear the good news on this first morning, and hoping for many more good mornings for you both.

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  4. May today be the first day of many many others to follow where Jay can finally take more than one deep breath... go Jay go!

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  5. Fantastic news! Thinking of you guys and sending good wishes.

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  6. I was so thrilled to hear the great news from Dina yesterday. We are so happy that it went smoothly. May you go from strength to strength! Xo Cybele & Family

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  7. Holy cow, V! I have been offline for a couple of days and just read this. How AMAZING! Congratulations to all of you guys.

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  8. Unbelievable news, Lisa and I are incredibly moved and send our best wishes to you, Jay and the girls. If you still need someone to be with Jay in the morning I would be happy to go before work at 7am if that helps. Would be a pleasure.

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  9. Gideon if there is a morning you can come. Let me know! It ia pretty busy for Jay in the morning and it important to have someone here, but I must admit I would enjoy having breakfast at home with N.J. once!

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    1. I can come tomorrow morning if that is good for you. Just give me the address and room and I will be there.

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