Friday, April 16, 2010

I Spoke Too Soon

Well, I didn't get my shower, but I did get A CALL!

In the hospital now, all checked in and waiting. I've changed into my lovely gown, accessorized with a fabulous paper bracelet, and had lots and lots of blood drawn. Next stop: EKG, chest x-ray, and then down to the OR for final prep.

So far everything looks good, but I think we all know by now that it ain't over until it's well, over. My sister will of course be online to keep you all updated (although she herself is not at the hospital this time around thanks to a yucky cold virus). I promise that you guys will be as in the loop as we can manage.

As for now, this all seems kind of routine at this point. Guess there is an advantage to three dry runs (well, two dry and one "damp") after all. As always, prayers/light/good thoughts/and positive energy are all greatly appreciated.

I am so thankful for all of you, honestly. Hopefully next time I post it will be through a fun drug-addled haze...amusing for everyone!

xoxox,
Piper

29 comments:

  1. Yeah Piper!!! This is it! Prayers and Prayers and Prayers coming to you from the world! Love you,

    Jack Williams (Rocket Man)

    and Michele (his friend)

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  2. Here's me keeping my fingers crossed for you that this is "the one." Good luck cyster can't wait to hear that you are doing great!! :)

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  3. FIGHT ON FIGHT ON FIGHT ON and FIGHT ON Piper!

    You will be in my thougths and prayers for sure....

    *HUGS*

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  4. Oh please God let these be the perfect lungs for you! I honestly just read your last entry, saw that you got another call and bolted back here and read it for myself! I am so happy for you....and of course, praying for this to be "it"...no more damp or dry runs for you. Hugs and love,
    Jenn (Just Ducky)

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  5. Like I said....good vibes comin' your way!

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  6. I'm sporting my NYORK sweatshirt and drove by Columbia Rd earlier tonight, so I'm hoping this is the perfect match for you and everything goes smoothly and wonderfully, Cyster!!

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  7. Fingers crossed.. Head up.. and into that OR ready for the new lungs!!!

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  8. Looking forward to watching you recoup!... Fingers and all crossed

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  9. Lots of prayers coming your way!!!! This just HAS to be it! Good luck :) And I can't wait to hear how it feels to take a GREAT BIG breath!!!!

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  10. Fingers and toes crossed... 6th call is the charm Piper! Love!!

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  11. fingers crossed that these are YOUR lungs!!!!! =D

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  12. Praying that these will be the perfect fit for you this time!!

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  13. Praying for you PIPER!!!! These have to be yours, I think you've earned it by now!

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  14. Prayers for you Piper, your family, the donor family and your doctors. I will be watching FB and your blog for updates. Nothing but Positive thoughts from everywhere!

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  15. prayers to you Piper, much love and positive energy your way!

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  16. Much love...ck, many prayers...ck, candles lit...ck, universe aligned....ck...positive thoughts...ck....can't wait for the positive updates, may not be able to go to sleep!!!!! Let this be your moment.

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  17. Good Luck!! My prayers and thoughts are with you!!

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  18. Piper,
    I am hoping to wake up tomorrow morning to hear that everything worked out and you are recovering with new, healthy lungs! Positive vibes, fingers and toes crossed!!!!!!
    Denise

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  19. Here's hoping that the "gap" between your damp run and the real thing was only to give you time to squeeze in some IVs so you're in great shape for the surgery and recovery effortlessly and flawlessly! In all seriousness, you're in my prayers tonight, tomorrow, and until I hear that you're running around New York with healthy, bright-pink, unstoppable lungs! Good luck, love!

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  20. Piper we're praying for you here in Vancouver, BC !!

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  21. This is it! I can feel it! It just has to be! It's your time for new lungs Piper! I'm sending so many prayers, so much love, and so many positive thoughts your way! You're going to be just fine, and surgery is going to be very smooth!

    Lots of love!
    Chelsea

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  22. Yeah Piper! Hope these lungs are neither dry nor damp but nice and soggy--perfect for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  23. Oh Piper! I hope this is *IT* !!!! Sending many {{{hugs}}} for my Cyster in need of new lungs.

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  24. Great news Piper! This has to be IT! I'll be thinking of you and hoping for a quick recovery!

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  25. We are on our knees for you!

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  26. Oh my, I hope this is IT. The real one. Looking forward to yours sisters updates.

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  27. Piper, I've been reading your blog for awhile now, but never posted. We're praying for you that everything goes smoothly for you! Good luck!!!

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  28. Hi Piper! I just recently started following your blog. I just got on the waiting list about two weeks ago. If you would like to follow my journey you can visit: www.myjourneyforwings.com
    It must be very difficult to have so many dry runs, but i am looking at how you are handling them with grace and i know that if i have a few dry runs of my own, i will be ok. i am like you too, always thankful, always grateful for each day, no matter what it brings. I did not go the college/work route like you, i chose to have children instead and God has blessed me with twins, a boy and a girl, who are now 16 and i am 41 and married to the same wonderful man for 18 years. Each day that we wake up and make it through is a day that can never be taken away from us, memories that cannot be washed away and love we cannot lose. Each day is a gift :) Marie from South Florida

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