Tuesday, August 25, 2015


August 26, 1990, I was born! That's right, tomorrow is my birthday! I am quarter of a century years old. I can't believe it! The past few years have been some of the hardest but I'm in the homestretch now. I'm making it through. I am so close to being the healthiest I've ever been. It's like this birthday is my year to start over. I can't wait! Thank you guys for following my journey! Katie

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Another OR Day!

Well, I went back to the OR today. I've been going every other day to have the wound vac on my chest changed and cleaned. Mom went home today and so dad is staying up here now. Here's hoping to getting better and moving forward in the right direction. Please keep praying. I need them. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Giving Up

Since my blog post from yesterday, many people have told me to keep fighting and not to give up. I just want to assure everyone I'm far from giving up! I didn't come this far and work this hard to give it all up now. My fighting gloves are on. I may have a lot of set backs but it's not gonna tear me down. 

Monday, August 17, 2015


I haven't updated my blog in so so long. Since I've updated back in June there have been so much that has went on. Let me update!
Sometime in June I became unable to breathe and was put on the ventilator. On July 9th, I received my life saving double lung transplant. The road to recovery has been hard ever since. It's been a month and a half and I still don't know what it's like to breathe well. I've went back to the OR a few times. I have a wound vac on my chest because I had an infection and I wasn't healing. I have also dealt with pneumonia. I went down to two chest tubes but now have three (I got a new one yesterday). I am back in the ICU and have been since yesterday. I hope to get back up to the 9th floor tomorrow afternoon or the next day. I was hoping to get out of the hospital by my birthday but unless something drastic happens, I won't be. I ask everyday to go home and they keep saying I'll make it but I'm not sure I'm believing them anymore.