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Montage

March 17, 2013
In hospital pre-transplant

In hospital pre-transplant

Marking when the organs go.  Just to make sure I get lungs and not a kidney!

Marking when the organs go. Just to make sure I get lungs and not a kidney!

5AM Sunday February 3rd.  The clock above the Operating room doors.

5AM Sunday February 3rd. The clock above the Operating room doors.

Heading into surgery.

Heading into surgery

Lung Transplant #11 of 2013

Lung Transplant #11 of 2013

In Recovery

In Recovery

In recovery.

In recovery.

Tuesday Breathing tube removed.

Tuesday Breathing tube removed

Lines and cables and bicycles

Lines and cables and bicycles

spider woman

spider woman

Plasmapheresis

Plasmapheresis

Less lines pushing the iron walker!

Week 1  the iron walker!

No oxygen tubes.

No oxygen tubes

Week 2 Walking.  No feeding tube, oxygen canister just added resistance.

Week 2 Walking. No feeding tube, oxygen canister just added resistance.

Gotta work on getting rid of the drainage boxes

Gotta work on getting rid of the drainage boxes

more tethers removed

more tethers removed

at home with the boys

at home with the boys

Re-hab physio week 2

Re-hab physio week 1

Pizza night after first week in physic

Pizza night after first week in physic

Re-hab physio week 2

Re-hab physio week 2

week 2

week 2

little issues... fred flinstone feet and ankles

little issues… fred flinstone feet and ankles

week 3 working out the swelling

week 3 working out the swelling

week 3 post transplant xray on Left new Lungs , on right pre-transplant.

week 3 post transplant xray on Left new Lungs ,
on right pre-transplant.

Be a Donor!

Be a Donor!

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14 Comments
  1. Frank Manzo permalink

    What an amazing montage!! An almost miraculous progression of recovery (presented in weeks!) from pre to post to rehab! I LOVE the picture with your puppies. What joy! Keep getting stronger! (Pizza and puppies will definitely help with that… ; )

  2. I love this! What a great and powerful way to tell your story. To see you smiling and looking so healthy in the last photo brings a big smile to my face.

  3. Bob Cobban permalink

    What a great montage Pam; you are so brave. The last picture of you smiling as you stand in your home is a tribute to your resolve. Thank you for sharing these with us.

  4. kathleen mary lehn permalink

    Pam, you are so inspirational!!!!! Blessings to you and your family. Kathy Lehn (Mike’s wife)

  5. Mary Davis permalink

    Pam: You look wonderful and healthy and I’m so happy for you and your family. You have been an ideal patient I think. I’m just so happy you are doing well and are so far down the road to complete recovery. I’ll continue to pray but I feel they are “happy” prayers now. Mary Davis

  6. Pat Burns permalink

    Ditto everything everyone has said.
    I love sharing your story with my friends and family out west who are cheering you on from Yellowknife to the praries to English Bay in Vancouver!

  7. Scott MacMillan permalink

    So wonderful to see that you’re home, Pam — the pictures tell an amazing story.

  8. Frank Taylor permalink

    What an amazing story in pictures, each one worth the proverbial 1,000 words. Thanks so much for sharing them. You’re an inspiration to all of us.

  9. Dan & Julia permalink

    What a miraculous recovery! You and Scott have come so far. Keep up the good work and hug the pups for us.

  10. Doug Kingsbury and Bob Lange permalink

    I’m not sure which Flintstone you’d be – you’ve got Wilma’s hair, but your ankles look more like Fred! Thanks for the pictures. Great to see you up and around so quickly. Modern medicine is a miracle and you are my hero!

  11. Stephanie Duncan permalink

    So amazed and humbled by all this. Thanks for sharing your journey, Pam.

  12. Kathleen Grunden permalink

    You are a beautiful woman, inside and out. Thank you for this montage to walk us through what you went through. What an amazing journey you have been on, and you have been so courageous throughout. Continued prayers for perfect and complete healing.

  13. Michael, Sina, and Alycia permalink

    Pam, thanks for the update. You continue to amaze us and you look great.
    Love you,
    Michael, Sina, and Alycia

  14. Karen Saunders permalink

    I was doing fine until the shot of you with Angus and Wallace (tears of joy me thinks). You look fantastic in the last pic.

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