I have come upon this site whilst searching for post transplant information and am so moved by these Christmas posts. I want to tell you a little about our Christmas story, to give some hope maybe.
My husband has IPF and probably had 2-3 months left when our whirlwind Christmas took off when on Fri 21st he was finally listed for single lung Tx, his only chance. We thought that was the best present we could receive but less than 48 hours later on Sunday he received it! Then, less than 48 hours after that, he was transferred to the specialist ward and is doing really well.
We were so stunned to receive the call so quickly we thought it was a practice run. After a day of waiting and wondering was it suitable or not, the wheelchair arrived and off he went to surgery with just enough time to hug and kiss goodbye and say we would see each other soon.
I am still rather dazed, and touch all the wood I see, all the time. Being a risk averse person this has been way outside my comfort zone and my optimism is constantly tempered by caution. We know this will be a dangerous and rocky road but it was all we had, and the leap of faith had to be taken.
A Christmas miracle for us.
Good luck to you all xxxx