Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A bit of telly and a little dive

I've survived my second TV interview.

I always said I didn't want to do TV. But I quickly changed my mind after thinking that me sharing my story might influence even one person to think twice about organ donation.

Did you know that NS has the highest registration rates in Canada?

That's freaking fantastical!

I'm so proud. Us Nova Scotians are pretty green. Recyclers, we are.

Can't take them with you. Share; let someone else live.

Give the gift of life.

I'm happy to say that I too can donate and I am a registered donor. Obviously I can't donate certain organs, but I give good tissue baby!

And I've got sexy corneas.

Yesterday I talked to CTV Morning Live about my story. Today I talked to Global News. They also watched me pant in a box. I tried to pretend I was superwoman when I emerged, but I didn't have my cape on, so I don't think they believed me.

I haven't felt that great lately. I'm battling a stupid cold. It was bound to happen. Being immuno suppressed will do that to a person. I'm sure germs are drawn to me like I am to hazelnut.

I think I've even been a bit cranky. Yuck. Makes me want to crawl in a hole until it passes.

So it didn't come as a huge surprise when my lung function took a hit today.

I'm down from 103% to 86%.

I've lost function...but still feel like a super squeegee.

Antibiotics will kick this infection in the face.

I just know it.


  1. Hi Jessica,
    Joanne and I saw you on Global yesterday. Nice job.

  2. You rocked it at both network interviews and holy airwaves Baby! you belong on the am radio show! Well done Squeege...I'd love to have been a fly on the wall at your presentation to the med students - they will all, no doubt, want to specialize in transplant surgery after hearing your story. Probably asked for signed copies of Transplant for Dummies, just to get started on the learning!

    So sorry to hear you have a cold - nasty beasties those viral bodies. No question they will make your PFT levels drop, and then they will start to climb back up again when you're well. 103% of the predicted function level - means you've been ahead of the curve (ahem...who among us didn't fully expect that from you), so really, the cold has just set you back to normal human levels for the time being. Be good to yourself, get rest, rest, rest and get well!
    Missin yer mug...

  3. Hello Jessica,

    Glad to hear that nova scotia has such a good donation rate. It's sad that Ontario has the lowest donation rate in canada but the largest population of any province, anyway I see Carmen every week he is doing fantastic.