Saturday, June 21, 2014

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

So I'm still awaiting my life changing phone call, it's been about a month since I became active again at U of W.  Overall, I don't feel as anxious as I did  last year when listed.  It feels like this is the right time.
I am still working and will continue to do so as long as I can. I don't think I could stay home, my mind would go into overdrive and focusing on others is much easier for me.  I arrived home after work this past Weds and my phone starting ringing that special tone set for Wisconsin. Some of you know it's a loud obnoxious fog horn.  Oh crap I said- that's Wisconsin I said to my mom.  It was my coordinator and the first thing out of her mouth was, "Joyce, It's Kelly- I'm not calling you in, I'm not calling you in."  I started to breathe again.  But Kelly wanted to go thru a play by play on what would happen when I get called since I have to get over Lake Michigan in a certain amount of time.   She was checking if I had all my ducks in a row.  I told her I would call my pilots and once we were close to Madison I would call one of two cab local companies to take me to the hospital.
We got the plan, and hopefully is all goes so smoothly when the actual call comes.  I am a little nervous that the pilots won't answer when I call because their cell phone will be somewhere else- who carries their cell phone 24/7?  But I texted one of the pilots Randy as a little test last week and to my amazement he responded within a minute! Whew! Thank you Randy! Thank you God!

Overall, I'm feeling ok physically - just always so tired.  Praying for perfectly matched healthy young lungs- which is another blog sometime- someone has to die so I can live. That's heavy, to all the organ donors out there- THANK YOU for passing on the Gift of Life.