Hi Judy, I wanted to respond right after you wrote this but I wasn't sure what I would say. I do know that you and the donor will be given counseling before anything is done. I am an organ donor if there is anything left that will help someone when I'm gone. You could have my kidney now I doubt you'd want it though. I do kind of know how you might feel. Knowing someone that you love and care about putting their health on the line for you would be very overwhelming. Like these others said it is a gift. One that you can't think negatively about. One that you have to be greatful for.
I've been thinking about my own transplant lately. I invision the holidays are coming. There is a couple trying to decide weather to go to see there family for christmas in texas or wait until next year. The reason they are thinking about that is because they don't know they won't have a holiday next year. Because of some accident or drunk driver or heart attack. Only God knows. They don't realize that this time next year I may be walking around with their lungs keeping me alive. I'm enjoying the holiday because they are gone. I already know that the only way I can survive is because some one else died. It's a very hard thing to actually wrap my mind around. I pray every day that God will heal me and I won't have to have this transplant. But if he chooses not to and I am blessed enough to receive such a gift I will never forget what that person has done for me.
Anyway right now you need to do everything you can to take care of yourself. exercise drop the wait. Don't stress out. No one knows what tomorrow might bring. All we have is today. That is all any of us have is this moment. So live in the moment and Thank God for all the love he has surrounded your life with.
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