Tonight I found out that one of the men who recieveded his new lungs a few weeks ago has lost his battle. This is the first time since I have been here that I have had to deal with these emotions. I know the risks of having this surgery, I guess the reality of it has hit me in a way I did not expect. I only met Mike a few times, one of them just an hour after a false alarm. He and his family were so strong with amazing strength. I am sure that this is what is helping them right now. For now I will concentrate on all the positives and send prayers to Mike's family.
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Feb 10, 2009 7:33:28 GMT -5
Kathy I meant to comment on this post y'day.
I can only imagine the impact Mike's passing would have on you and your partner. You may not have known him "personally" that well, but right now those of you on the list and waiting would feel a definite attachment and have the ability to relate. And; as you say, you know the risks etc but now all of a sudden the reality of those risks hits home. I can see how it could be very hard. I think your attitude is very good and yes; concentrate on the positives.
Kathy I am so sorry for Mike and his family and for the effect that this is having on You and Your Partner... Reality is sometimes a hard thing to face, but keep in mind the successes. I know it is hard to do.