Thursday, 22 December 2011

Out with the Old, In With the New!

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New year's eve 2011, I can't quite believe it's come around so quickly. I have always loved new year's and see it as a great way to reflect on what has been, as well as looking ahead to the so far, unblemished year to come!  What has 2011 been like for me? I have to concede that it hasn't been too bad a year at all. I have not been hospitalised and have only needed one course of intravenous antibiotics, which I did at home. I am so grateful that I have managed to remain so stable health-wise. I have been able to enjoy a great Christmas with my family, which was made even more super by having a good hospital review just before it! Although my lung function remains dismal, it is obviously much better to see a small increase in it (17% to 20% woo hoo) than any decrease! I suppose I have to admit that during this past year I have come to accept my limitations and work with them instead to trying to fight against them. I still find it hard to believe that in January I will have been on the double lung transplant waiting list for 2 years. I can't thank all my lovely friends enough who have dropped in and spent time with me over the year - you've made it all so much more bearable! 

As I look ahead to 2012 I really see it as a year of hope. I pray, believe and hope that this will be the year I receive a transplant.  2012 will also be the year that Luke finishes and submits his thesis and also the year that he (hopefully) publishes all of his work, which I am very excited about! On this note, I have to say that Luke is a truly amazing man and an incredible husband. Quite how he has managed to write his thesis and complete (almost) his PhD with me and all my health troubles getting in the way is beyond me!  

I'll be back in the new year with a more substantial blog, but for now, I'm off to thrash Luke at monopoly! I wish all my readers and followers a really blessed and enjoyable new year!