Sunday, March 21, 2010

It's a Great Day for NEW LUNGS!

Att 5:30 this morning my phone rang, and I knew instantly that this was "THE Call." Honestly, who else would call at 5:30 am on a Sunday? Certainly none of my friends, anyway. So we grabbed our bags, said a quick "I love you" to the shorkie, and were out the door. And into...a half-marathon.

Actually, to be fair, thehalf-marathon hadn't actually started, but that doesn't mean it hadn't already worked a number on my planned hospital route. See, today is the annual RoadRunners Half-Marathon in NYC, and it actually ends across the street from my apartment. Needless to say it took us a little while to negotiate our way up to the hospital -- my personal favorite moment was when my mom leaned out the window (over me) and started trying to explain to a NYC cop that we were on our way for "emergency surgery." He was sympathetic, but not much he could do.

Anyway, we made it up safe and in one piece without mowing down any runners on the way. I'm slightly overwhelmed right now (um, make that EXTREMELY overwhelmed) and have just been kind of in a daze all morning. But I'm checked into my room, I have an IV firmly in place in my wrist, I've had my EKG and they've taken about half my total blood supply, and I'm dressed to impress in a lovely hospital gown.

Surgery is tenatively scheduled for 2 pm, assuming this is a "go." I have a good feeling about this, and my sister will update as she is able. Thoughts, prayers, and of course all the love you can spare are always welcome.

Catch you guys on the flip side. I love you all :)

32 comments:

  1. Keeping our fingers and toes crossed for you, Piper!!!!!

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  2. Oh Piper! I'm so excited for you. I'm sending along a bunch of {{{hugs}}}. I hope the lungs are a good match! I hope the surgery is sucessful! I wish you a speedy recovery. :)

    I also hope your family can keep us updated as to your progress. :) ~Juliet

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  3. Hoping this is your call!!!! Thinking of you!

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  4. George and Dianna WhetsellMarch 21, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Piper. Ben gave us the link to your blog and I’ve been reading for the past hour. You’re insight and courage are inspirational – you are a remarkable woman. We hope all goes well today. ***HUGS*** ~ George and Dianna

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  5. Piper,

    Great news! Annie and I will be thinking about you all day. All our best. Can't wait to see you at Ski again!

    Thayer

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  6. Excited for you!! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers today. Good luck cyster! xo

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  7. Sending lots of Love, strength and prayers! Go get'em! God Bless!

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  8. OMG Piper that is AMAZING!! Can't wait to hear how fabulous you are doing...hugs and prayers from FL!! XoxoX

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  9. I have been following your blog for some time and this is AMAZING news!! I will be praying for you this morning!! YAY!! =)

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  10. love you too! I hope this is a for you!!

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  11. FINALLY! Wow Piper! I am just so excited for you!!! What a great blog post to wake up to here on the west coast. I'll be thinking of you ALL DAY LONG. I hope your surgery is smooth and your recovery is even smoother. Wow! Wow! Wow! I'm just so excited your day has finally come!!!

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  12. Keeping you in my thoughts piper!!!!
    I hope this all goes down smooth!!!!!
    Good thoughts and Good vibes!


    Meg ( megmucus from cf2chat )

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  13. Sending all positive thoughts and prayers to you and yours. You are the BEST god daughter a woman could have, and I LOVE YOU TONS!! Here's to a PERFECT set of lungs for you my dearest! LOVE, DOAN

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  14. Isn't it amazing when you just know it's the call! I have a feeling this is the one my friend! We will be praying like crazy today and keeping you in our thoughts! Love ya!

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  15. I'm so very excited for you!!!!! I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers all day long...

    Love to you, Cyster!!!

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  16. Fantastic!!!! You and your family are in my thoughts today! I'm so excited for you to get your new lungs!

    Lots of Love,

    Julie (and Gage) Wagoner

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  17. I'm so excited for you! I will be holding you and your family in prayer all day!
    Love and light to you!

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  18. sending prayers and good vibes for those shiny new lungs!!! Love ya Cys!!! xo

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  19. Piper, sending love, hugs and many prayers your way from all of us at CFF in California !!!

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  20. We are SO excited for you. Hugs prayers and positive thoughts for the surgeons too.
    Fred Karen Tracy Michelle Ashman

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  21. Congratulations!!!!! Can't wait to hear all the good news!

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  22. Way to go Piper!!! Sending you lots of Prayers!!!

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  23. Thoughts, prayers, good karma, and anything wonderful pushed up and going your way! I got your link from runsickboyrun.com, I wish you the best!

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  24. Can't believe I checked Facebook this morning as I've only done that maybe a dozen times or so since Courtney signed me on in the Fall. Worth it all to hear this great news about Piper's transplant. My prayers, thoughts,& any energy I can imagine is sent your way and to your medical team, donor family, & your parents and sister! Oh my gosh...to your dear parents who I can only imagine their hopes and fears today...my heart aches for you. Piper, above all I wish you expanded breath and breadth of life starting today. May all your hopes and dreams connected to today's results come true. Jere Martin

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  25. I am so happy for you Piper and know that since you "walked" into transplant, you will "walk" out of it!! I'm sending you all the good vibes that I can today and hope that everything goes well with a quick recovery to follow!!

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  26. I ran out of my house this morning immediately upon hearing of "the call." I wanted to get into church right away to pray for you and your sugery.

    You will do amazing - I just know it. FIGHT ON FIGHT ON FIGHT ON!

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  27. Lucy and I both have you in our thoughts here in California! We're pulling for you! :)

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  28. Praying that those babies are YOURS!

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  29. Thinking of you in Indiana. Now go get some lungs, sister!

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  30. We Love you Piper!! Thinking about you all day long and hoping these pink healthy lungs are all yours!!!!!!!!!!! XO

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