Staying The Course

Yesterday I had a check-up with my nurse practitioner & doctor.  I’m doing so well I won’t need a bronchoscopy (it’s a procedure where they go into your lungs & check for potential rejection/infections/other problems) for another 3 weeks or so.

Those of us post lung transplant know what a big deal that is. 

In the course of the wait for my doctor, my bestie & I ran into a member of our support group we belong to.  We had a nice chat but the conversation drifted into ICU/post transplant psychosis, mainly from the drugs we are given.

I was very lucky I didn’t develop psychosis. I was preparing to because I once had a terrible reaction to a steroid/antibiotic combination once that it did make me psychotic.

When I opened my eyes for the first time, I had to ask if who I saw in the room were really there. Was I seeing them because I wanted to or were they really there?

They were there – my parents,  my bestie, & also a dear young sister with LAM (my lung disease) who had her transplant a few months prior.

In the Power of Dreams post I mentioned a dream I had.

This was infinitely better than that.

I was surrounded by love while I took my first breaths.

I still have trouble putting into words because it was such a meaningful moment in my life.




3 thoughts on “Staying The Course

  1. I’m glad you are doing so well now and that you had that beautiful experience. It all boils down to unconditional love doesn’t it? I’m so happy for you! 💟

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  2. Congratulations on the wonderful news. Nicole you are a walking breathing miraclecand a reminder to all of us to not take life and breath for granted. May you continue to get good news
    Prayers for no rejection ever
    Keep on keeping on

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  3. Nikki, one of your most powerful posts. The last few lines took my breath away at the thought. KW4U!

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