My Moments to Breathe

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tis the Season

I took a break in order to concentrate on my new life and to enjoy the Christmas and holiday season, sorry for those who look here to get all the new info! 

First I will get it out of the way and tell you all that my lungs are still the talk of the town around here. They are still shiny new and healing well. I had a doctors appointment on the 30th and everything went very well. They changed my insulin dosage so I don't have to take quite as much (not trying to get my hopes up that this will all go away when my medicine get lowered...but they all seem to think so.) I now have a case of the shakes....and they can get pretty bad to the point that y fingers don't work as I want them to (as a matter of fact thats how they are right now and I am getting pretty upset about it....STOP SHAKING BODY!) I gained 1 lb, and am happy its at least going in the right direction. My lung function in now 70% and I am so thrilled with that.

I honestly can't remember the last time I was at a 70%. Back in 2006 I was in the 50s, so its been so long since I was able to breathe like this. I still have bad days when my body just isn't handling everything like the meds as well as I want them to, but its funny because my mom asked the other day, "what doesn't feel good?" and my answer shocked me..."everything BUT my lungs."  HAHA! When is the last time my lungs felt good and my body was what was yucky? Like never...

Christmas was wonderful this year. I got new lungs, got to go home to Michgan, got to surprise Laila (the video of us surprising Laila in on FB...check it out and like TEAM CASSIE while you are at it and just got to have a great time 

Laila was so excited that it still brings tears to my eyes to see her little face light up. She had been asking me for awhile when I was going to go to MI and I was starting to feel very sad and like a not so good Mom...even if I knew what we had done was the right thing. Needless to say, the girl hasn't left my side since and I am loving every second of it. She asks a lot of questions about my new lungs, the hospital, my medicine...she is very curious and concerned. I love that little lady.

Sorry for the short blog but my girl wants me to go play and now that I am done with my night time meds, I am able to....and I am still in the "she can have whatever she wants" mode. 

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I know we did!


  1. you don't need to be worried about taking a break - you get to take one whenever you want - may God continue to bless you in 2014

  2. "LIKE" the above! :) GLAD you took a break. (We did, too!) Great news. Keeping on praying for you with all your recovery hard work. Love to the Husbys and family! Bless you.