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Wanted: Organ Transplant Recipients Who Have Been Hit By a Car

Posted by @rosemarya, Mon, Feb 26 8:45pm

"Are there any transplant recipients of any organ who have been hit by a car? How did you recover? What helped you to recover from the multiple injuries?
I am posting this discussion question on behalf of one of our members,
@glinda who has recently been hit by a car and asked me to do it for her. Due to multiple injuries, she may not be able to respond right now and can read your messages.
Your support and encouragement will be appreciated as she recovers.

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@glinda, @tbirdmunchkin
Good Morning, Glinda. I want to send you my prayers and hopes and strength for an ongoing recovery.
I am happy to hear that your precious transplanted heart is doing well! and I am sorry to hear about the other parts of body – the broken bones, fractures, tears and lacerations.
I send you virtual gentle hug. I wish I could sit at your bedside and hold your hand.
Rosemary

@glinda Prayers for a full recovery!

Dear @glinda, I know that it is challenging for you to write on Connect right now, but I hope that you can read our messages. I know that you are in good care, but the healing journey will be long. Please know that we are thinking of you and we'll write a bit each day.

@glinda, I am happy to see that you have been able to read our messages to you:-)

I thought of something today that I want to share with you. I remember being in Mayo Methodist on 10th floor (before transplant) and watching the window washers outside my window. It was fun to watch as the made progress all week toward my part of the building! It is amazing what you do to fill time, isn't it?

I hope that you are able to watch some movies, or maybe get an audio book because I imaging that holding one and turning pages is hard to do right now.

Have you seen all of the new Transplant Discussions? They should make some good reading, for you.
Rosemary

Hello @glinda

With this post, I'm sending lots of prayers and blessings for a good recovery. I am thinking of you and wishing you well!

Teresa

@glinda Good Day Glinda. I hope you are feeling better and better each day. I am so happy to hear that your heart is doing well but it sounds like the rest of you is probably in considerable discomfort. I know they are doing all they can though to make you more comfortable, don't be afraid to ask if you need some more pain relief. I was once chastised (in a nice way) by a nurse when she found me in tears from discomfort. She told me I could have called her and gotten some more medication. So, don't be shy.
Thoughts and prayers are with you. You are in wonderful hands being at Mayo of course. It doesn't get much better than that.
JK

Hello @glinda

Just wanted to check in with you today and once again wish you well. I wanted to remind you that I am still thinking and praying for your recovery!

Teresa

Hi Glinda. Here are some flowers for you. I hope they brighten your day. These are beginning to bloom in my yard during an unseasonable wet and warm spell.
Rosemary

Oops! They turned out sideways.

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@rosemarya

Hi Glinda. Here are some flowers for you. I hope they brighten your day. These are beginning to bloom in my yard during an unseasonable wet and warm spell.
Rosemary

Oops! They turned out sideways.

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Thank you Rosemary I love them and I just want to let you know that Rochester released me back to Eau Claire today to a nursing and rehabilitation center so now the real hard part starts with rehab for me lots and lots and lots of more pain but I will get through it thank you for the flowers they mean so much to me

@glinda, That is great news:-) Progress is good, even if it feels slow. I bet it feels good to be out of hospital, too! I think that you were lucky to get into a rehab center that is closer to your home! I am going to make a guess that tomorrow and Sunday might be quiet for you, with the rehab during the weekdays. That will probably really wear you out, so maybe you can sleep well.
I'm happy you enjoyed the flowers! They are originally from from my grandpa's farm to my mom/dad's home to my 2 previous addresses, to our current address of 30+ years. They are the plain ole garden variety daffodil, but to me they are precious in their memories. I remember picking handfuls of them and arranging them in a vase on grandma's table, and for mom on our dining room table.
Rosemary

@rosemarya

Hi Glinda. Here are some flowers for you. I hope they brighten your day. These are beginning to bloom in my yard during an unseasonable wet and warm spell.
Rosemary

Oops! They turned out sideways.

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@rosemarya I have no idea why some pictures go sideways in my emails, like your picture did here. Does anyone know what causes this? I even edited the picture once so it was on its side before putting it in an email and it still went sideways!
JK

@rosemarya

Hi Glinda. Here are some flowers for you. I hope they brighten your day. These are beginning to bloom in my yard during an unseasonable wet and warm spell.
Rosemary

Oops! They turned out sideways.

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@glinda I have no flowers to send you from my yard, it's still pretty cold here in New England.
You must be greatly improved to be moving to a rehab center, that's wonderful. I am sure it will be hard work but it will be worth it. In between therapy sessions get plenty of rest. I was in a rehab hospital after my first knee replacement and had three therapy sessions a day. It was good but exhausting so when I got back to my room I would easily fall asleep.
I hope you progress well in therapy.
Thinking of you. JK

@rosemarya

@glinda, That is great news:-) Progress is good, even if it feels slow. I bet it feels good to be out of hospital, too! I think that you were lucky to get into a rehab center that is closer to your home! I am going to make a guess that tomorrow and Sunday might be quiet for you, with the rehab during the weekdays. That will probably really wear you out, so maybe you can sleep well.
I'm happy you enjoyed the flowers! They are originally from from my grandpa's farm to my mom/dad's home to my 2 previous addresses, to our current address of 30+ years. They are the plain ole garden variety daffodil, but to me they are precious in their memories. I remember picking handfuls of them and arranging them in a vase on grandma's table, and for mom on our dining room table.
Rosemary

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@rosemarya That history really does make those daffodils special. I love daffodils in the spring, more than tulips because tulips loose their petals so quickly. I haven't seen any daffodils in the stores here yet. I've given up trying to grow them in the yard because the chipmunks or whatever eat the bulbs.
JK

@rosemarya

@glinda, That is great news:-) Progress is good, even if it feels slow. I bet it feels good to be out of hospital, too! I think that you were lucky to get into a rehab center that is closer to your home! I am going to make a guess that tomorrow and Sunday might be quiet for you, with the rehab during the weekdays. That will probably really wear you out, so maybe you can sleep well.
I'm happy you enjoyed the flowers! They are originally from from my grandpa's farm to my mom/dad's home to my 2 previous addresses, to our current address of 30+ years. They are the plain ole garden variety daffodil, but to me they are precious in their memories. I remember picking handfuls of them and arranging them in a vase on grandma's table, and for mom on our dining room table.
Rosemary

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@contentandwell You give me too much credit! I stick them in the ground – they come up. That's another reason to love them:-) Sometimes they bloom at the same time as the red bud tree and the tulips, now that is a beautiful sight. They are actually arranged on top of an old rock pile left by builders before we ever lived here.

@glinda, I will try to locate that photo later and send it to you.

Rosemary

Thank you Rosemary I really appreciate it

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