Hi all Im just updating you all that on the 12th November in the small hours I was called but Newcastle to say that they had found a match for me for some lungs, I had been given two weeks to live prior to this call so you can imagine how I felt! so they put me in the ambulance and my.daughter woke up so my husband fetched her to say goodbye to Me which was very emotional for me but to her mummy was going go get better finally, when we got to Newcastle, I went through all the tests all the prep and after hours of waiting they decided it was best that they only do a single lung transplant instead of a double to give me the best chance of survival, the lung was a complete perfect match, so they wheeled me to theatre which is where I had a very emotional goodbye with my husband and then I was gone, many hours later I lay in intensive care, the wait must have been excruciating for my family, but after only 3 hours of being on life support I was extubated and awake, only a day after I was on the main transplant ward, so here I am only 9 days post transplant and I have all drains, tubes, lines, you name it taken out and now doing daily physio, they say I may make it home for Christmas, I spent six months on the waiting list for this God given second chance at life and I am so grateful for what God has done for me and my family, for those who are waiting on the transplant list I implore you to keep praying keep having faith coz that call will come and you will get your God given second chance.

Love you all

Emma x

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  • Oh Emma, how amazing. I am so thrilled for you and your family, and thank you for letting us know. You look brilliant!

    Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery and I hope that you make it home for Christmas.

    Hugs. Pam XXX

  • Wow Emma that is fantastic news! A wonderful gift of life that gives hope for so many.

    You are doing well and if you make it home for Christmas that will be the best Christmas present ever.

    Love to you and your family. Xxxx

  • Hi Emma, I am so pleased that you have been able to have a transplant. It must feel like Christmas has come early for you and your family.

    I hope and pray that you continue to have a good and speedy recovery. I shall also say a prayer for the donors family who must be grieving for their loss.

    "Thank You" for letting us know your good news.


  • That's wondeful Emma. You look so well.Onwards and upwards for you and your family now. Big big hugs.

  • Thankyou all for your good wishes and support it has been amazing xx

  • Hi Emma That is the most marvellous uplifting news. You look well & your progress is truly amazing. I so hope it continues & you are home with your loving family for Christmas. Big virtual hugs xx

  • What wonderful news Emma :) you look fabulous :)! I'm so happy for you and your family :). Wishing you a continued speedy recovery and that you get home for Christmas :) x

  • So pleased for you. Made me weep. What a story.


    Love and the gentlest of hugs.

    Kate x

  • Emma, what an enormous amount you've been through - your family too.

    It's such wonderful news and amazing that after being given such a short time to live you've now been given life back again. You look wonderful! Take things very gently - there's no rush. You've been given time to take, and I do hope you're home again for Christmas.

    Love to you and your family.

    Sue x

  • Awe Emma what an lovely post. Glad you are on the mend. Very best wishes to you and your family.

  • What an incredible, wonderful post to wake up to! (And beautiful photo too). I am so very pleased that you and your family have been given such an amazing gift...and a new life. Ain't medicine wonderful!

    Very best to you. xxx

  • Thankyou so much to everyone for their kind words, God is truely amazing !!!!

  • Hi Emma

    Wonderful news, l hope you have a speedy recovery and are back home with you husband and daughter for a lovely Christmas.

    My thoughts also go out to the donor, and family whose brave decision after the loss of a loved one, has given you hope of a better life.


  • Emma what fantastic news!! You do look well , you have a lovely healthy pink glow about you 😁 I am so delighted for you and your family. Keep on healing well and keep in touch 😀 love huff xxx

  • @ejbid Miracles really happen! What an amazing result for you and your family. Go forward now and get strong and enjoy your new life because that it what it will be now. Bright blessings, Polly X

  • Thank you for updating us all with your wonderful news Emma. Whether or not you are able to be at home, you and your family will have a marvellous Christmas knowing you are now recovering. Take care.

    Annie :-)

  • Oh wow what a joy to read this after your last post. Your prayer's were answered . What a fabulous Christmas present for your family. Thanks for sharing this amazing news x

  • So happy for you Emma your story will give hope to many waiting for similar opportunity. Take Care. X

  • So happy you've been given this second chance at life Emma and that your little girl is getting her mummy back.

  • Hi Emma. After reading your post, I just want to say I am overcome with joy and happiness for you in getting the lung transplant you needed. May you continue with your speedy recovery and hopefully you will be home for Christmas.

    Best wishes to you and your family,

    Tony :-)

  • Aw nothing like a happy ending ' I'm happy for you and ur family xx

  • Emma that's fantastic and what a quick recovery you are making. I am so pleased for you and I am sure you will now have many years of healthy life to live. Well done. xx

  • Such good news for you and your family. Hope you have a long and happy life now.

  • Wonderful news, I'm so happy for you and your family - you're looking marvellous in the photo.

  • Emma How wonderful for you Christmas is only a day you can make your own Christmas when you are well enough to really enjoy it. You will have many many more to look forward to. You look really good you and your family must be so happy. Special thanks also to the family that made the very brave decision to donate there loved ones organs. xx

  • Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Very best wishes.

  • Brilliant, I hope you get home for Christmas. Many blessings xx

  • Wonderful wonderful news Emma. Hope you're back home with your family for Christmas x

  • Fantastic news Emma, now you can look forward to a long and happy life, brilliant.

  • So pleased to hear this fantastic news Emma. Enjoy your bright new future with your loving family xx

  • I am so happy for you and your family and will pray your recovery will continue and you will have the best Christmas ever at home.

    All the best.

  • I am so happy for you!!! I really hope everything is fine! God bless you and all the good doctors who are making this possible! all my best wishes and positive thoughts to you!!!

  • Thankyou all so much x

  • Oh, I am so so happy, I could jump for joy. Take good care of yourself.

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