Out! Sortie!

Hey guys!

It is me, Hélène, writing for the first time from my couch in my home away from HOME with these brand new lungs! My eyes are tearing up as I blog. I am having a hard time finding words to describe how I am feeling right now. I am so overjoyed and elated I might come across a little redundant.  

I do not know where to start. I can not thank my donor family enough, for the wonderful gift they have given. No matter where or what I do, I will always do it thinking of you. Thank You.

To all the staff at the Toronto General Hospital; thank you as well. What an amazing team! I would not have made it through this without you. Huge thanks to the physio team at UHN, the relentless support of my family, great friends. I've got the best support and I am so blessed to be doing so well. I can't believe it has only been two weeks since I got the call. It has all happened so quickly. 

Breathing feels so wonderful. I am dancing, speaking, singing and sneezing. I am still recovering and am not out of the woods yet, but I sure do feel like I am walking on air. I love you all lung time and can not thank you enough for the wonderful words of encouragement and positive vibes or kind prayers I received while in hospital. 

I want to take a moment to thank Neil for updating you all with the little/massive milestones over the past few weeks.

I will keep you all in the loop with the latest, <3

love,

Hélène