Thursday, February 3, 2011

6 month transplantiversary, and the end of Thank You Card Project 2010

Hello loyal readers!

On 1/27, I passed a transplant milestone- 6 months since my transplant! The greatest celebration was that on my 6 month bronchoscopy, I don’t have any signs of rejection. That makes 6 months full of bronchoscopies, no rejection so far. This is big news because rejection in the first six months to a year is the most concerning, though likely I will have some form of rejection at some point – don’t we all?

Chuckle, chuckle.

I have also gone back to work on a part time basis for the Wheelock Family Theatre, as well as Watertown High School, where I used to teach English and Drama. I am directing “Guys and Dolls,” and I’m happy to say that I have one of the nicest high school casts I’ve had so far . . . that is to say, so far so far. We are early in our process Smile

Other than that, I am spending lots of social time and sort of re-learning how to be busy and keep my shit together, psychologically, medically, organizationally.
Another milestone- is that I have lost my Thank You Card List from transplant time. So suffice it to say, that I am deeply grateful for every bit of support that I received from family, friends, blog readers, and even strangers. If I did not have the chance to write to you personally, please know that I thank you for your support, for pictures of your pets, from post cards around the world, for poem and personal stories, and most of all, I am deeply thankful to my donor.

Have a great day,



  1. CG - I'm *so* happy that you are celebrating your six-month transplantiversary already AND that you are getting back to real life. You rock!!!

  2. Wow 6 months, where does the time go eh? Well congrats. It must feel nice to be getting back to a some what normal routine. I am sure looking forward to that. Its sad but sitting in the hospital on Monday when I had the dry run I was counting from there that if it was a "go" that I might be able to get back to work in the fall. Its always good to have things to look forward to, it gives you hope and goals :)

  3. Wuzzerful, my fine friend. You deserve all the things you want in this world. :-)

    PS - I loved the email you sent me. Awesome and hooray. :-)

  4. yay! glad to hear all is going well post-transplant

  5. Wow!!! Hard to believe it has been 6 months and so exciting:-) Yay for no rejections so far. It has been so fun "getting to know you" and we think about you often. Like I have said have put a lot of things in perspective for me and I so appreciate all that I have and don't ever take it for granted.


    Annie & Isabel

  6. Great news. Glad to hear it. I'm so happy for you.


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