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Daring Greatly

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

– Teddy Roosevelt

Starving Already, But Just Wait

Here it is, already 10:30am here. I got up at 8:45 after staying up until 1:30 so I could be sure to drink Boost as late as possible and also help me sleep. Both were accomplished quite nicely, but I’m already starving. I’m so hungry, I’m imagining the smell of blueberry muffins: a food I’m not even particularly fond of.

Our plan is to leave at noon and fill up the Kia with gas so we can make it to TGH and check in shortly after 1pm. With surgery scheduled for 3:30, I won’t be out until 5:30 or so and normally spend 2-3 hours in recovery (or PACU, as they call it). If I were a betting man, my money would be on my staying the night, considering that I bled enough to change my dressing every 3 minutes for hours in October. Even 12 hours later, Beautiful was still changing my dressing every 30 minutes at midnight.

Surgery Time Update

My surgery has been moved to 3:30pm EST on Thursday 1/6, so we are to arrive no later than 1:30pm. They are allowing me to eat a light breakfast, so I think I’ll down 3 Boost Plus drinks and either go back to bed or watch movies to keep my mind off food. At least Beautiful will be able to eat lunch at home before we leave.

New Lungs on Order for Justine Komin

Calling all people named Justine Komin with CF on the double-lung transplant list. There are lungs waiting for you in Minneapolis, MN.

That’s right, our girly-girl who gets her hair cut a lot while waiting for new lungs got the call today!! Her blog and CaringBridge page have updates saying she made it to the hospital with her dad around 7pm. No updates since.

Here blog is here and her CaringBridge is here (you need to make an account).

I will be checking the sites pretty constantly for updates of good news like is my normal vigil when the word goes out.