Tl;Dr version

I have no idea how to put pictures in this, if someone tries to explain it, I may or may not get it (I'm on a lot of meds LOL)

Short version: I had an incurable lung disease that caused my lungs to look like Swiss cheese and my heart to start to fail. I needed a double lung transplant. Was denied by two centers due to being "obese"...I am 5'10" and was between 218 and 230, soooo yeah, obese. So I found MFP. Through a lot of trial and error finding what worked for me, a lot of time and some slip ups....and basically dragging my *kitten* and my oxygen tank to the gym 5-6 days a week (after telling myself every day I wasn't going).....I lost 30 pounds and was finally listed for transplant. Then on March 2nd of this year, I got THE call. It was the most excruciatingly painful thing I have ever been through.....but...because of afternoon organ donor, I have a second chance at life now. I have since lost another 25 pounds (unfortunately some of it muscle)...but am recovering and gaining back strength. So when you sit there and complain about going to the gym, or that you are too tired.....ummm....yeah, you get my point...

I DID IT!!!!!!!


  • IamUndrCnstruction
    IamUndrCnstruction Posts: 691 Member
    Hahahahaha it replaced my swear word with kitten!!!!!!!! ROFLMAO
  • queenliz99
    queenliz99 Posts: 15,317 Member
    Love your story, keep up the good work!!
  • suzyjane1972
    suzyjane1972 Posts: 612 Member
    edited June 2016
    Love the mfp of kitten.....its great.
  • AddieOverhaul
    AddieOverhaul Posts: 742 Member
    That's awesome! And hopefully your story will remind people to register as an organ donor and tell their families their donation wishes!
  • huntersmom2016
    huntersmom2016 Posts: 185 Member
    That is amazing! I'm so happy for you. I hope others take inspiration from you as I have.
  • dorisj717
    dorisj717 Posts: 381 Member
    Congratulations on your transplant and your weight loss!!
  • wendsg
    wendsg Posts: 246 Member
    Wow, that is fantastic! Great inspirational story. Congratulations on your success and your new lease on life!
  • julie2038
    julie2038 Posts: 142 Member
    Well done. You honor the donor as well, by taking great care of yourself. Your story is true inspiration.
  • KiyaK
    KiyaK Posts: 520 Member
    Damn, you tell em! Good on you!!
  • IamUndrCnstruction
    IamUndrCnstruction Posts: 691 Member
    Thank you! Will be a long road ahead, back in the hospital again but still going to their gym everyday LOL!