Lung transplant

Well first I would like to say a big thank you to tony and Mandy. My adoptive mum and dad for keeping you all posted on how I'm doing. I'm going to be discharged today. After having my double lung transplant. I can't believe how well I've recovered and now able to do everything of what a 40 year old woman should be doing. My children are amazed that they have there mum back. I was very lucky I was on the list 28 day when my call came. I can't thank my donor family enough for the gift of life they have gave me and my family back. I honestly thought I would die waiting on the list. I intend to now living my life to the full and enjoying every breath I take.

Thank you again to everyone for your kind words xxxxxxxx

36 Replies

  • Hello Michelle,

    May I wish you a long and happy life with your family.

    You are a very brave lady, and so are the donors family who thought of others in their time of sorrow.

    Enjoy every second of every day.

    Velvet xx

  • Yes it makes me cry thinking about the sadness an joy of this.

  • Well done, what good knees,wish you lots of fun and happiness.

  • Hi Michelle,oh what wonderful news!! It must be like getting born again!

    You have been so brave,how amazing you can now enjoy a full family life,with all the dreams & hopes for the future,your family must be so proud of you.

    Gentle hugs & love,

    Wen xxx

  • I think a great cheer will have gone throughout our forum at your news. So happy for you and your family.

  • what wonderful news. Your bravery, the doctors skills, and the donors generosity have all come together to give you a new lease of life. wishing you continued good health and happiness. Love Iris x

  • Such wonderful news Michelle. Hope you go from strength to strength.

    Lots of love and hugs



  • That's amazing Michelle so pleased for you


  • Brilliant Michelle. Very wonderful and very moving. Now you can enjoy a happy and fulfilling life with your family - good for you :) xx

  • Bless you Michelle

    Miracles do happen! Very happy for you and your family.


  • Hi Michelle

    What fabulous news. Delighted its worked beautifully for you. All the very best foor the future and of course thoughts with that very special person and family who made it possible.

    Marie x

  • How wonderful for you, I wish you a long and happy life with your family.

  • Fantastic! Wishing you well in your recovery. Your family will be so happy to have you home. 💐

  • Hi Michelle,

    That's fantastic news, it's been very good for all the people on here who are thinking/waiting for a lung transplant, have a great life with your family,

    Sally xx

  • Wonderful news Michelle,😘x

  • That's great news Michelle, I hope you go on to have a long and happy life. What a gift from a family that must be experiencing such sorrow. I carry a donor card, not sure what bits of me are any good, but if I can help anyone when I'm gone, that'll be good.

    Keep on keeping on.

    Love and hugs,

    Christine. XXIX

  • I am so very happy for you and your family, wonderful news. Xris x

  • Delighted for you and your Family, such good and joyous news, I have a happy tear in my eye, you've been so brave and positive and strong well done and now you can enjoy the rest of your life with your Family!

    hugs huff xxx

  • Great news, hoping your recovery goes well. The the best to you and your family.


  • Oh I do so love happy ending. Life with family is time we'll spent. The joy around you at the moment must be unmeasurable. Take care. Enjoy your family.


    G J XX

  • Hi there Michelle, what absolutely amazing news for you and your family and I just want to wish you all the very best for the future. Make the most of what you have been given and take care of yourself. So happy for you. xxxx :)

  • hi michelle great news, all the best for the future.


  • It's all been said. Sat here with a grin. All the best for the future. x

  • This is so wonderful Michelle. A new beginning with plenty of love and joy for all of you. You so deserve it. Massive congratulations to you.

    A little boy I know of, James had a new heart last year. It was almost too late for him & sadly his other organs had begun to fail.

    Last weekend James was at the transplant athletics in Newcastle - perhaps you'll be there next year!

    It's such a gift, that gift of life.

    Home? Incredible!

    Sending very best wishes to you all - don't be overdoing it now xxx

  • Fantastic news Michelle, So happy for you. xx

  • Wonderful news. A heart warming post. My eyes filled reading it. God Bless you and the donor family. M x

  • Michelle All I can do is echo everyone's sentiments and wish you a full and speedy recovery :D

    I'll be put on the transplant list (already had most of the pre-assessment tests as time might be an important factor) if the chemo I am undergoing proves to be easing my issues (not got cancer but chemo is one of the few remaining options :P )

    But I am really pleased that your on the mend :D :D and your back with your family.

    Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on transplant -The good and the bad !!!!

    Here's to a long and healthy life


  • Wonderful that the transplant was a great success and that you feel so well !

    I wish you a very long and active future .

  • Great news and I'm sure it helps the donor's family come to terms with their loss knowing they have made someones life so much better.

    Live life to the full.

  • Fantastic news Michelle! I'm so glad you're doing so well. My best mate was listed on July 31st and we are waiting hopefully for the call. You're such an inspiration to those who are waiting and it gives us such hope. I will go and tell my friend now how well you are doing. I'm sure he'll be delighted. Best wishes for a continued and speedy recovery. Enjoy your lovely family. Lesley.

  • Hi Michelle,fantastic news.You sound like everything is going your way which is great.I bet your children are over the moon to have mum back.So good to hear positive stuff!CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS! D. 🌸 💐 🌺

  • I am thrilled that you got your transplant so quickly and that you have recovered so quickly. I wish you and your family all the best and a long life with your new lungs.

  • Wow Michelle, that is fabulous news! So happy for you and your family xx

  • So pleased for you Michelle. What fantastic news to receive on here I do love happy endings.

    I truly believe you will make the most of every breathe every day. It's fantastic - stay healthy now!

    Carole xx

  • Wonderful, wonderful news - have a great, long and healthy life now with your family and friends. All best wishes xx

  • Hi Michelle

    I am in the early days of being assessed for a transplant not sure what degree as in double etc.

    Your journey is very encouraging and doesn't sound as scary just beautiful and I am so pleased for you. Knowing what it's like pre transplant it's amazing how far u have come in a short time xx

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