Monday, September 15, 2014

Special Edition: My Lung Transplant Jouney, September 16, 2014 - Oh, the Places I'll Go!

"You're off to great places, 
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!” 
- Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

When I get to the other side of this mountain, and hopefully fully recover from a successful lung transplant, I plan to do and see things I haven't done in a long time like climb up stairs with ease, jump in the shower, run to the store, ride a bicycle, and complete daily activities around the house without dragging an oxygen hose behind me or stopping to rest every few minutes.

But that's not all. I also have bigger plans and dreams for post-transplant - a bucket list if you will.  Many items on my list include travel, something I haven't done in quite some time especially by plane. The list also includes new things I would like to see, learn, or do in the future. In upcoming LeMOMade posts, I will share my dreams with you starting today with places I'd love to visit with my new lungs.

So in random order, here's some top places on my travel wish list:

* New York to tour the city, see a Broadway show, and watch the Macy's Thanksging Day Parade
* Alaska to see the aurora borealis, polar bears, icebergs, and other beautiful sites
* Road Trip across the United States in a cool convertible to see quirky tourist attractions and eat at diners and other local joints
* Return to Maui, Hawaii where Tim and I honeymooned, one of our best trips ever
* Slovenia and Slovakia to see where my ancestors lived, worked, and played
* London and Paris - to visit my sis, and to see all sorts of touristy sites like Big Ben, The Tower of London, The Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower

What's on your travel wish list?


  1. Cleveland to visit my friend!

  2. I hope and pray all your dreams will come true. Be well.

  3. You and I share my #1- driving across US. I have often dreamed on one of those trips in a RV with internet etc. That way i can take a long trip and go everywhere. I've always thought about this- hmm... I think I will check it out for once. Hey maybe I will bump into you at the largest ball of string.

    My family is praying for you. You are inspiring. Keep up the fight.