18 July 2010

One Year Post-Transplant



Wow! How very far I have come this last year. In the transplant unit the motto is: “Life begins at Day Zero”. For me Day 0 was 18 July 2009. Now here I am a year later and in many ways, healthier than I have ever been. This past Wednesday I had all my one year tests. Some of the results are not back yet, but the ones that are look great. I told them I was cured. :-) The docs won't considered me cured until I reach year 5 post-transplant. But all journeys begin and continue with a single step. These are just a few of my reflections on this most delightful of occasions:

~ Life is too short not to take the road less travelled or to not stop and smell the roses along the way.

~ I have never been a much of a conformist. When I was in school, girls were required to wear dresses to school. I delighted in wearing blue jeans and flowers in my hair, challenging the status quo until it changed. (Thanks as much to my parents speaking out at school board meetings as my behaviour. LOL). But I find that the older I get, the less I care for the opinions of the world.

~ As Carly Simon said, “These are the good old days.” Life just keeps getting better. And it’s also a bit of what Jimmy Buffet says, “We are the people our parents warned us about.” LOL

~ For me, being creative is a need, not just a pastime. Whether it is , , stained glass, , tablescaping, , or writing, it is not something I can keep bottled up inside. I am an artist.

~ Having children is a source of entertainment and joy. And it doesn’t change when they get older.

~ Mike and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary last month. We dated for six months and then we eloped. Obviously we did it right cause, We’re still having fun, and he’s still the one.

~ Kindness and generosity always top things and having the last word.

~ Life is too short to wake up with regrets.

This is a fabulous day for my family and me. I sincerely hope your day is equally wonderful! And may you all live long and prosper.



namasté,
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17 comments:

Amy said...

Woke up thinking of you this morning. Happy 1-year!

Craig Miyamoto said...

My day has been uplifted unbelievably because of you, Becky!

Lizzy said...

Congratulations, Becky!!!What a fabulous milestone to make :)

bakinbits said...

My day is brighter as I celebrate this milestone with you!

Joanie said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Becky! So happy reading your beautiful post today!
Hugs! Joanie

Anonymous said...

What you have accomplished is so amazing!! My wish for you is to keep inspiring others with your positive attitude and caring. Hope you will continue to do the things you enjoy with the people you love, and your dreams and wishes go on and on........

Mary said...

What a wonderful milestone. I'm so pleased for you, Becky. This is the anniversary of a lifetime. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Margie said...

What a wonderful list of reflections! And what an exciting milestone. Love that Vulcan salute.

Anonymous said...

What a great day to celebrate. So glad that all is well.
Peggy

Becky said...

Thank you all so very much. I couldn't have made it nearly so well without all the good healing thoughts, prayers and encouragement from all of you! You have my eternal thanks.

Linda said...

Congrats Becky...healing thoughts and prayers continue for you each day...

Cora said...

My day and my life are made brighter by knowing you and celebrating this milestone with you!

All my best for years to come!
Cora @ Cora Cooks

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a wonderful post and Congrats to you!!

I will think you in my thoughts and prayers!!

HPS!!

Debbie

Marydon said...

Becky, may today bring you nothing but joys & celebrations. Great write.

Have a lovely PINK weekend ~
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

Rebecca said...

Just stoppin by on my first PS and wanted to say congradulations!!!!
Hope things continue to get better and better!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! What a wonderful celebration! Very insightful post.

MileHighBaker said...

I'm sorry I missed this. We were away at the time and I was wire-less, rather than wired. What a glorious thing to be able to celebrate. Belated greetings of joy for many more birthdays to come, of both varieties.