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KathiM's picture
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11 weeks ago, my beau was just out of transplant surgery.

He is doing EXTREMELY well, and I catch myself glancing at him and realizing that without this surgery, I would be left only with a memory.

HUGE thank you for the organ donor's family, for making the supreme sacrifice at their darkest moment of losing their young man!!!!!!


Hugs, Kathi

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I remember after getting someones red blood cells and feeling better, being so grateful for whoever it was that donated blood. I can just imagine how grateful you and your beau must feel about a new heart.  

May you both continue to be blessed. 

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I place my ear to his chest, hear the beating of his heart....and am amazed again at what has happened...that this is a new heartbeat!!!


Hugs, Kathi

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Thank you for sharing your good news.  I'm sure he couldn't have done it without your love and care



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WHEW!  But there were moments of sheer terror, believe me!!!


Hugs, Kathi

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I've been wondering how he was doing and feeling and if you would be willing to go on your scheduled vacations this fall.  So glad to hear that he is not just a memory but  there with you and healing well.

Hugs! Kim

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Our wings are clipped until July 2014.  The head of his heart team said he could fly now, as long as there was no one else on the plane (suppressed immune system). *grin*

So we will wait until then to resume our 2-country living lifestyle....


BUT, that does not mean that I will not go....*smile* under the guize of taking care of the house, of course!!!!


Hugs, Kathi

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So very glad to hear that your beau is doing so well.

Organ donation is a very special gift...and offers more than can be measured.


Marie who loves kitties

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When I count our blessings, this family is at the top of the list!!!!


Hugs, Kathi

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To you and your partner. I am glad his new heart is performing well.... (((((((((BIG HUGS))))))) Ron.

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We are truly blessed.....


and I am truly blessed to call you 'friend'....for such a wonderfully long time!!!


Hugs, Kathi

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So great to hear that all is going well for you guys. Did you finally get him to slow down? He's a very determined fellow.



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Great news!!   

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So happy to celebrate with you!   This is just beautiful news!




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What an ultimate gift of life that was given.  I'm so glad he's doing that new heart proud and doing so well.  And that you get to stand beside him...still because of the wonder of it all.   I am so happy for you both.

Winter Marir

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Meet again in one of your boardings from Barcelona ? Hope so! Give to Hans my best wishes and congratulations , love both!
BTW where are you both now?

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We are in our 'American' home....Hans' wings are clipped until July 2014....for control to make sure his remarkable recovery continues....


BUT....mine are not!!!  I may be going to our Dutch home in November/December just to check on things.  AND I am looking at taking advantage of the Spanish offer of 'buy something/receive a Shengen visa'......if I do this, where is the best investment value....up by you on the coast, or lower in the 'sun' region?  We would look to rent out as a vaca spot....


BIG hugs to you both!!!!


Hugs, Kathi

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I'm very happy for your beau, and for you too!

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Oh Kathi, how wonderful to hear this news!  I cannot imagine how you must be feeling .... to have such a wonderful gift with such a good outcome is truly remarkable! I do hope all continues to go well during this healing time and soon both of your wings will be able to fly together again! 

Thank you for sharing.  I am thinking of you often and keeping you in my prayers!

My best to you and yours ... Cool


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May he continue to do well.  I used to be an organ donor and my onc laughed when I asked about it after all this. Wink

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