Book Two 02/10/2012
Heart and Soul – One woman’s journey through a heart transplant
Welcome to the weekly blog of a Donate Life Northwest volunteer who has graciously offered to tell the story of her journey through the organ transplant process. She will post to this blog every Monday and Wednesday so you can ride this bumpy road with her.
Well, it’s not exactly the way I thought I was going to start the second book of my blog, but I guess you just have to go with the flow in the world I now live in. The book starts with my guests from my 1-year anniversary party and their comments. Way cool! I have to say my favorite is from my son. Brings me to my knees every time I read it, so I guess I have to share it with you all. Here you go. “Dear Mom, I couldn’t be more proud to have you as my mother. You are a very strong woman and our family would be lost without you. Love Colin.” Whoa… There are lots of others that make me cry as well, but that’s what friends are for - and laughter and love - and I am so blessed to have them. Then there are some photos. So the celebration part of book two is good. I like that view, but not so this one, the one where I begin to write. I am sitting once again in a window seat in the Kohler Pavilion at OHSU, 11th floor, room 6 to be exact.
The author is a heart failure patient going through the transplant listing process. She also is a nurse and former hospital administrator. She would like to thank Donate Life Northwest for permitting her to post her observations on the Donate Life Northwest website. She also wants to emphasize that all opinions and views stated in the posts are her own and not those of Donate Life Northwest.