A New Beginning - with pictures
On Easter Sunday April 16th, at about 11:30 AM, we received a call from Baylor Medical Center
Our final update of 2006.
A year which was filled with sadness, laughter happiness and cheer.
Alice and I will celebrate this Holiday Season by remembering the family of Alice's organ donor.
We will celebrate this Holiday Season by remembering our family with out who's support, all those anxious hours would have been unbearable.
We will celebrate this Holiday Season by remembering all the wonderful friends we've made on the INTERNET.
We will celebrate this Holiday Season by rejoicing in all the new friends we made while we were in Dallas. Some of the other transplant recipients we had the good fortune to meet are as close to us as our own brothers and sisters.
We will also remember Marsha May, one of the transplant recipients who unfortunately passed away shortly after we had gone home.
Rest in peace Marsha, you are missed and loved by many.
It's hard to believe that it's already been eight month since the transplant.
God has truly worked a miracle in our family this year. ( THANK YOU )
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all of you and a sincere thanks for all the support and good wishes you've sent us this year.
We have certainly had many blessing bestowed upon us this year.
Alice and I are now back home. We have been home since July 8th.
Alice has accomplished quite a few few things in the past few weeks.
We've had our first follow up visit with our own doctor and he was quite surprised when he first saw her. She's not the same person that left here some four month ago.
The doctor was actually elated at the progress she's made in such a short time.
Alice is now back to driving and no longer needs me as her chauffeur.
Alice is also doing the cooking again. I still help with the dishes.....
Tomorrow, she has a luncheon appointment with her bowling teammates and after lunch, she'll attempt bowling again which she's missed for the past 2 years. If all goes well tomorrow, she'll be back on her Mon. and Thur. leagues when they start up again in August.
All I can say is she's a real trooper and I'm extremely grateful for the outcome.
More updates when ever warranted. For now, we're happy to get on with our lives.
Good News / Bad News
Many of us will keep in touch by Internet and/or phone.
I've added some more pictures from a Recent Gathering of some of our new friends.
On Friday, we got the good news that the results of her major kidney function test was perfectly normal. We where also told that her clinic visits would now only have to be once per week. Our post Transplant classes where also completed on Friday.
It's truly amazing how much has occurred in just two short month. Yesterday, the volunteers here at Twice Blesses House took us on a four hour tour of Dallas. Alice unfortunately didn't go because of a little bit of indigestion. I brought back lots of pictures and they are available at the following website: Sights of Downtown Dallas
I guess this proves that "when you've got to go, you've got to go".
Right now she's got a bandaged head and she's sound asleep.
Her donor and his/her family will always be in our prayers.
Their loving gift made Alice's New Beginning a reality.