If you are like me, you get overwhelmed sometimes trying to keep up with everyone in the blog community. I find myself during times of prayer, praying for the wrong child, or saying the wrong name, etc. At least God knows who I'm supposed to be praying for. Whew.. it gets overwhelming sometimes. I don't think as clearly as I used to, and I blame a lot of it on the transplant medications. They affect memory, and I just don't feel as sharp. So, to all of my fellow bloggers, if I ever call you the wrong name, or call your child the wrong name, please forgive me. I do mean well.
Now, for all of my new readers, and for those who are overwhelmed like me, I am going to "catch you up". Here is a quick "about me":
My name is Christy.. as if you didn't know.
I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 4 years old.
I am an RN, but retired in 1998 because of my health. I do keep up my license though.
I had a living related lobar transplant in 2001 at Duke University Medical Center. In other words, they removed both of my lungs and replaced them with a lobe from my mom and a lobe from my uncle. They are both doing great!
I have diabetes, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, gallstones, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic sinusitis.
I had the nissen fundoplication surgery (stomach wrap) to treat reflux 3 weeks after my lung transplant.
I started having kidney problems about 4 years after my lung transplant. This was caused by the anti-rejection meds, diabetes, and high blood pressure (due to the meds).
I had a kidney transplant donated by my mom this past November. She is doing great!
I have had 4 sinus surgeries, the most recent being a week ago.
My husband's name is Jason.
We just celebrated our 3rd anniversary on Valentine's Day. You can read about how we met here.
I have a 13 year old daughter named Casey. You can read more about her here.
She does not have CF, but she does have asthma and allergies.
My parents and sister live very close to me. They moved here to be with me before my lung transplant, because I was so sick. They loved it and stayed. :)
I encourage all of my fellow bloggers to do a quick "about me" (ok, maybe mine wasn't so quick). That way, for those of us who are overwhelmed, we can quickly catch up. :)