Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The end and the beginning

This summer has been a long journey. It's been a crazy, fast, whirlwind of change. In March I decided there were 2 things I wanted to do this summer.
The first was to get married to the love of my life, and to have a wedding with all my family there.
I DID THAT! We had a beautiful wedding. 95% of my family came, my friends came, and we had the time of our lives. It was the most incredible fun I've ever had. I wasn't nervous, or stressed at all. I am simply fantastically in love with my husband, Morgan May. I am so blessed to have him in my life.

The second was to finish all my pre-transplant testing and get listed.
The testing was hard, and it was an intense and insane list of things I had to do before I could get listed. But I'm on the other side of it now, and I see the beauty that comes out of the whole experience. Bob was not lying when he said this would be an adventure. This will be the biggest trial in my life time, but it will also be the one that gives me the most in return. It's a life changing surgery. And it's BEAUTIFUL!
It's like being lost at sea for as long as you can remember and seeing land for the first time. The possibilities and adventures are so palpably vast and incredible. A new life in the same life. A breath of fresh air.
I am listed as of August 11th.

My summer plans have come to fruition! I am in the hospital for a couple weeks to get back up to normal, and then I have a couple more to relax and enjoy the end of summer. It's been the best summer of my life. I cannot thank my family enough for always being there for me, and for staying behind me even when my plans are outrageous! Especially my mom though, who sticks by me no matter what.

All I can say now is that I have never been more ready to drop anchor, and take my first steps onto dry land.

To new lungs, love, and adventures!

Phoebe May