Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 1

I checked into the hospital yesterday. Today is my first official day in here! I thought it would be appropriate to also start my 30 days of Phee today. 
Consult with my cf doc this morning went really well. We are talking about placing my picc during the surgery. I think that it would be easier for all parties involved. Although my trooper of a body will be going through a lot during that time, I'm convinced that that's the best time to do it. The last thing I'll want to do post surgery is get peripheral IV's till the next day, when I'd get a picc placed. No day afters' for me.
 My gabapentin dose was increased because my lung pain started to come back. I can't wait to get new lungs that don't hurt. 
One super exciting thing my doctor said is that post surgery, UW will most likely list me as active on the list "IMMEDIATELY". That is, if every thing goes as it should. (Clot removed, stent placed, picc placed etc.)
My surgery is on the 22nd. 1 week away! So in addition to this being my first day in the hospital, it marks the countdown till my surgery, and being listed for a double lung transplant.
I feel like I am ready for the real waiting to begin, and that when I do finally get my new lungs I'll appreciate them more than anything in the world.

Day 1 - Introduce, recent picture of yourself, 15 interesting facts

I'm Phoebe (Phee) Mattera
1. I'm a total nerd. I mean X Files/Harry Potter nerd. My husband makes fun of me for it all the time. 
2. Apple juice is my addiction. I have at least 2 glasses a day.
3. Lawrys Lemon pepper is my favorite seasoning. I put it on almost everything.
4. Being in the hospital is comforting, and is like being at a second home. 
5.I have an obsession with things pink and sparkly.... :D
6. I wear sweats more than half the time these days. I get so uncomfortable after a few hours of wearing everyday clothes. 
7. I'm one of those people who actually LOVES gift cards as presents. One of my favorite things to do is shop, and having some money to go spend that I didn't have to work for is amazing. 
8. I love playing solitaire with real cards! I could play for hours. 
9. My 2 favorite comfort movies are: Little Women and Under the Tuscan sun
10. I have a weakness for chocolate/raspberry truffles....I have a bag of Lindor truffles in my closet. 
11. Post transplant I want to go to school to become a hairstylist and makeup artist
12. I love baking and cooking! I especially love cooking for my husband.
13. I don't like coffee at all!! However I love black tea, and in most cases it has more caffeine anyways. I need all the caffeine I can get. 
14. I'm more dedicated to getting new lungs than I've ever been to anything. Aside from my mom and husband because these lungs are for them too. :)
15. I'm very introspective, and it takes me awhile to update my blog sometimes because of that.
But I love updating, and I'm hoping this 30 day thing will get me more in the habit doing it.

Phew! 1st day down. I'm planning on doing a video tour of the amazing hospital room I scored! So I'll probably end up posting again later today. :)



Jeanine said...

Wowses Phee, I didn't know all this! Keep posting so I can stalk you more!

Love you sweetie,
Auntie Jeanine

JB said...

I'll have to see this amazing room soon! We all miss you at the house already! Fancy won't leave my lap, except to check and see if the person walking in the room is you! She's so dedicated. ☺ LOVE YOU! I'm glad that you're comfortable in your room!
I want to visit soon!

Mrs. Bliss said...

I'm with you on the truffles and lemon pepper! Mmmm yum! :) Can't wait to see the other 29 days...

Katie Mallery said...


I am happy to say, i am a huge fan of Lawrys Lemon pepper as well. I literally put it on EVERYTHING & joe makes fun of me for it. <3