"What a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snappin' at her rear end."
- All About Eve, 1950
Multi-organ transplant unit at Toronto General Hospital April 8 - April 27, 2021
All patients bring their greatest hopes and greatest fears to the hospital but there is something surreal about hanging your hopes on an object foreign to your own body.
The surgical team, considering my complication of not having a bladder (lost to cancer years ago) proclaimed the operation "Challenging, exciting, and ultimately elegant." Personally, I have never felt less elegant in my life! Nonetheless, I am grateful and in awe of the skill and dedication of the staff at the hospital.
I am more than grateful for my beautiful family and friends whose love and support sustained me during the rollercoaster ride and will continue to do so as this crazy ride continues. My wonderful online friends from CMBA, Old Movie Weirdos all, and inspiring bloggers who share our passion for classic films keep it real and touch my heart. A kidney was generously donated and it is my job to care for it. (Send Swiffer Dusters!)
It will take a while for my energy to return, but I am back!
Postscript July, 2021:
It took quite a while for my energy to return, and it is not quite up to capacity yet. Two months back in hospital and rehab have taken a toll and given me a bit of my old life back. The journey continues.