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Janet
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Username: Jan

Post Number: 466
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 07:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

OK BOB>.....here it is....I have started one...now I have to figure out what I want to put on it...thank you so much for the information. I almost gave up before I started when I couldn't find the right spot, but I did it.

Love ya,
Hugs, Janet
Mom to Joe, who was an organ donor
6-1-80 / 8-21-94
kidneys, heart, and liver, plus lungs for research
www.joesmemorybears.com Cuddly bears made from your loved ones clothing
http://www.childreninheaven.netfirms.com/joekeller.htm Joe's Story

Dover, Pennsylvania
South Central PA
DAP1122
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Username: Dap1122

Post Number: 871
Registered: 05-2008
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 08:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Janet,

Very cool ..... a new blog. It's easy, just type what's on your mind. :-)
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Heather
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Username: Heather

Post Number: 2432
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 08:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

yep..just share your days with us...........I know mine is nothing exciting..just talking about my day.
Heather

Forum Leader - Living Organ Donation
EC Illinois, USA
Kidney donor to dad 12/1/99
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes, Chicago

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Janet
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Username: Jan

Post Number: 467
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 10:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thanks everyone for your support, I am going to try to make this work. Not much excitement here....

Trip to the doc the other day, and I finally WON!!! YEAH....I will be getting a new knee on August 20th. Sort of like you guys waiting on a waiting list for a new organ. I was told I had to wait until I was 60 for a new knee, but the doc finally agreed with me, and said bone on bone is just too much pain to bear, and he would do the replacement for me.

I am thinking that losing 110 lbs since I saw him last summer, might have had something to do with his decision. Now, I need to get my body into shape so that when I come home from the hospital I will heal quickly. But that is all I have for today...

Love ya all, and thanks for allowing me to share.
Hugs, Janet
Mom to Joe, who was an organ donor
6-1-80 / 8-21-94
kidneys, heart, and liver, plus lungs for research
www.joesmemorybears.com Cuddly bears made from your loved ones clothing
http://www.childreninheaven.netfirms.com/joekeller.htm Joe's Story

Dover, Pennsylvania
South Central PA
Hostess Rise
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Username: Risa

Post Number: 9619
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 10:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hi Janet

I am glad that you started a blog here :-)

Geez, sorry to hear you have to go through a knee replacement. Are you working with a therapist on strengthening your leg as a whole?

Swimming is great for the body. You can preform many exercises in the pool.
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Happy2Bhere
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Username: Happy2bhere

Post Number: 2607
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 11:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Janet,
You are doing beautifully on your first Blogging experience, lit'l lady.

I have always loved your updates VIA your personal emails. You should have been a professional writer.

"Git-R-Done !!

Love ya'

Ol' Bob
Texas Bob
http://www.cafepress.com/Happy2Bhere_2
Heart Transplant
performed Jan 28th 1991
http://www.heartandcoeur.com/story/bob_story.php
Janet
Member
Username: Jan

Post Number: 470
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 10:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Risa, thanks, I am not in therapy at this point, actually my doc thinks I get around wonderfully now....but the pain is what I have to deal with when I am finished moving around. I am hopeful that the knee replacement will take care of the pain that I have now, thus why I don't walk, etc. It is too painful afterwards. But, hopefully all will go well.

Bob, THANK YOU....I didn't think I was that great of a writer, but I talk from the heart.......no mushy extra words, just how I feel...I guess I am doing ok with it that way.

Love ya,
Hugs, Janet
Mom to Joe, who was an organ donor
6-1-80 / 8-21-94
kidneys, heart, and liver, plus lungs for research
www.joesmemorybears.com Cuddly bears made from your loved ones clothing
http://www.childreninheaven.netfirms.com/joekeller.htm Joe's Story

Dover, Pennsylvania
South Central PA
Happy2Bhere
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Username: Happy2bhere

Post Number: 2613
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 10:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

"......but I talk from the heart"

I don't doubt this at all, by golly.

We are all wishing you well on the knee replacement.

Love ye' loads xxx

Ol' Bob
Texas Bob
http://www.cafepress.com/Happy2Bhere_2
Heart Transplant
performed Jan 28th 1991
http://www.heartandcoeur.com/story/bob_story.php
Heather
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Username: Heather

Post Number: 2442
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 10:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Aug. 20 is not that far away!! I bet you will feel so much better once your knee heals. My husbands best friend needs both his replaced. I think he is looking into it quite seriously. I wish you well with your surgery. Thank you for sharing with us!
Heather

Forum Leader - Living Organ Donation
EC Illinois, USA
Kidney donor to dad 12/1/99
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes, Chicago

DONATE LIFE
Janet
Member
Username: Jan

Post Number: 476
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 11:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Bob, you are just too sweet...thank you...

Heather, thank you also...I am hoping that I can go back to 'my old self' that liked to walk and do things, not the person I have become who doesn't want to even 'move' let alone go out and do things....dancing would be nice too, it's been way too long.
Hugs, Janet
Mom to Joe, who was an organ donor
6-1-80 / 8-21-94
kidneys, heart, and liver, plus lungs for research
www.joesmemorybears.com Cuddly bears made from your loved ones clothing
http://www.childreninheaven.netfirms.com/joekeller.htm Joe's Story

Dover, Pennsylvania
South Central PA
Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Risa

Post Number: 9647
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 09:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hi Janet,

Just found your date. August 20th. You have been through so much this year. You will be in my PRAYERS!

HUGS to you always
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1st Tx - 96 LUMC
2nd double lung tx-05 JMH

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Karen R.
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Username: Relivkaren

Post Number: 3249
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 11:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Janet:

Great news about the new knee. I think that after losing all the weight (job well done!!) you should be able to be free to move around and keep up with your kids and grandkids. If a new knee gives you a better quality of life, then I say Yahoo!!! Now you just have to wait until Aug. 20th. It will go fast.

Don't forget to remind us so that we can be sure to pray for a safe surgery and quick recovery!!

God Bless!
Karen
Dx: BOOP - May 2006. Rediagnosed with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Nov. 2006
Listed Feb 2008 - Waiting on double lung transplant at Cleveland Clinic

Ohio, USA

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Janet
Member
Username: Jan

Post Number: 492
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 11:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Karen, THank you so much for the prayers, I can certainly use as many of them as everyone can offer....you can never have too many!! And yes, I am finding out that Aug 20th is approaching way too fast. I am hopeful that the knee replacement will be just what I need for a kick in the pants to lose the last 20 lbs that I need to lose, I am up to 120 lbs off now....can't wait to finish it up

Went shopping today for a dress to take along on vacation the first week of August....it was fun being able to look through all of the small sizes instead of size FAT.....I will leave it at that size...and it is funny, because I find myself in the 'plus sizes' every time I go shopping for clothing....I guess I have been shopping in that section for so long that it is a hard habit to break. But buying a size 8 or 10 is so much more cool.....thanks for the kudos......I do like myself so much better at this size, so much easier on my lungs, legs, knees, etc.

THANK EVERYONE!!!
Hugs, Janet
Mom to Joe, who was an organ donor
6-1-80 / 8-21-94
kidneys, heart, and liver, plus lungs for research
www.joesmemorybears.com Cuddly bears made from your loved ones clothing
http://www.childreninheaven.netfirms.com/joekeller.htm Joe's Story

Dover, Pennsylvania
South Central PA
Hostess Rise'
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Username: Risa

Post Number: 9939
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2009 - 06:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

How is Janet feeling?

Please do not leave us hanging on your surgery and recovery. Stay in contact with Bob or email me.

love
Rise'
Founder of TransplantBuddies

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History-
Cystic Fibrosis- diagnosed at 2 years old
Florida, USA
1st Tx - 96 LUMC
2nd double lung tx-05 JMH

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gratefuldeb
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Username: Gratefuldeb

Post Number: 38
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hi Janet,

I just found your blog, and wanted to congratulate you on your inspiring weight loss, and wish you well on your upcoming knee surgery. I have a good friend who needs the same surgery due to bone on bone pain, but she can't afford it due to a lack of decent insurance. She has always been very active, but this condition has changed her life, so I am familiar with how much you must be looking forward to a new knee. Hope that you have a speedy recovery.

All the best,
Deb
Debra
Heart Tx 9/08
Stanford University Medical Center
Dx: Right sided heart failure due to a rare form of muscular dystrophy
I have a beautiful new heart from a wonderful donor named Robin, to whom I will be forever grateful.

Janet
Member
Username: Jan

Post Number: 515
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 02:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

I missed a couple of posts while I was away on vacation...sorry. Heather, thank you so much for your kind words...the 20 is only two days away at this point...and I am really looking forward to it....hope I am not delusional about it all making things less painful. But, I can't imagine it can get worse...so, hoping for the best.

Deb, thanks for dropping in on my blog...it is fun to be able to share just 'life' with all of you. I know about the insurance thing...up until last year, our insurance was awful. But, my hubby went back to his old job, and it is so much better there. Thanks for the congrats on the weight loss, I am so glad that I finally did it......I feel so much better since I lost weight, I am hoping for a speedy recovery on the knee,
Hugs, Janet
Mom to Joe, who was an organ donor
6-1-80 / 8-21-94
kidneys, heart, and liver, plus lungs for research
www.joesmemorybears.com Cuddly bears made from your loved ones clothing
http://www.childreninheaven.netfirms.com/joekeller.htm Joe's Story

Dover, Pennsylvania
South Central PA
Karen R.
Member
Username: Relivkaren

Post Number: 3415
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 09:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Janet:

I will be praying for you on the 20th. You will have to get back to us as soon as you feel up to it to tell us how great your new knee feels. There is a lady in our church that just had both hips replaced. She did wonderful. She says she feels like a new woman. I am sure you will too!!

God Bless!
Karen
Dx: BOOP - May 2006. Rediagnosed with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Nov. 2006
Listed Feb 2008 - Waiting on double lung transplant at Cleveland Clinic

Ohio, USA

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Janet
Member
Username: Jan

Post Number: 521
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 12:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Karen, Thank you....I am hoping that I feel like a new woman too....I am going to send Bob a couple of pics to post on here, if he will. I know he is in bed by now, but hopefully tomorrow. To show me since I lost weight. I had lunch with another of my cyber buddies, we live two hours apart, so for the last two years we have met half way between our houses and had lunch together....she took a picture last year, and another this year, and wow...what a difference 120 lbs makes. So, I wanted to share it with all of you also.....So, all I need is a new knee to be a completely new woman....doubt that my hubby would agree, but what does he know...LOL
Hugs, Janet
Mom to Joe, who was an organ donor
6-1-80 / 8-21-94
kidneys, heart, and liver, plus lungs for research
www.joesmemorybears.com Cuddly bears made from your loved ones clothing
http://www.childreninheaven.netfirms.com/joekeller.htm Joe Story

Dover, Pennsylvania
South Central PA
Happy2Bhere
Member
Username: Happy2bhere

Post Number: 2814
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 07:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Janet and Karen,
Here's the link to those pics that you wanted posted.
http://www.transplantbuddies.org/tbx/messages/15032/71590.html?1250682125

Janet, you look great !!

Ol' Bob
Texas Bob
http://www.cafepress.com/Happy2Bhere_2
Heart Transplant
performed Jan 28th 1991
http://www.heartandcoeur.com/story/bob_story.php
Karen R.
Member
Username: Relivkaren

Post Number: 3418
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thanks Bob! It was great to see Janet's before and after pictures. Thanks for posting them for her.

God Bless!
Karen
Dx: BOOP - May 2006. Rediagnosed with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Nov. 2006
Listed Feb 2008 - Waiting on double lung transplant at Cleveland Clinic

Ohio, USA

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Hostess Rise'
Board Administrator
Username: Risa

Post Number: 10109
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 02:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Best of Success with your new Knee

Love ya
Rise'
Founder of TransplantBuddies

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History-
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1st Tx - 96 LUMC
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Janet
Member
Username: Jan

Post Number: 522
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Is anyone going to be at the Transplant Games in Madison Wisconsin?

My hubby and I are planning on attending and taking my two oldest grandsons, JD, 15 and Austin 14. Just thought I would check in, since I have not been here in quite some time

Sending love to all of you.
Hugs, Janet
Mom to Joe, who was an organ donor
6-1-80 / 8-21-94
kidneys, heart, and liver, plus lungs for research
Joe's Memory Cuddly Bears Cuddly bears made from your loved ones clothing
Joe Story

Dover, Pennsylvania
South Central PA
Happy2Bhere
Forum Leader
Username: Happy2bhere

Post Number: 3573
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 05:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

OMG!!

Great to see ya' over here, lovely lady. We have missed you. Hope your health issues are all worked out.

Love ya'

Ol' Bob
Texas Bob
http://www.cafepress.com/Happy2Bhere_2
Heart Transplant
performed Jan 28th 1991
http://www.heartandcoeur.com/story/bob_story.php
nana
Member
Username: Nana

Post Number: 30
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 08:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

yes Im going to the game and I am also participating in cycling, bowling and track and field. Yea Go team Illinois
To my donor, may God bless your soul
nana
Member
Username: Nana

Post Number: 31
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 08:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Yes I'm going to the Game
To my donor, may God bless your soul
Janet
Member
Username: Jan

Post Number: 523
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Bob, I couldn't get this to post and I had given up on it....dumb thing wouldn't do anything the other day, Guess I just had to be patient with it.....ME PATIENT?? And yes, the health issues are slowly working their way out...I CAN WALK AGAIN! So I guess all in good time.

Nana, good to hear you are going to the games...and you are participating in all kinds of great sports...I hope to see you at the games.

Any other donor families attending?? We will be part of Team Philadelphia.
Hugs, Janet
Mom to Joe, who was an organ donor
6-1-80 / 8-21-94
kidneys, heart, and liver, plus lungs for research
Joe's Memory Cuddly Bears Cuddly bears made from your loved ones clothing
Joe Story

Dover, Pennsylvania
South Central PA
Hostess Risť
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 17969
Registered: 05-2003


Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Welcome back Janet :-)
CF- dx at 2yrs. 2nd double lung tx-05 JMH
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Hostess Risť
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Username: Rise

Post Number: 17970
Registered: 05-2003


Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 12:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post



For you Janet
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