Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Okay okay a lung post

I've been putting off doing a lung update from my check up last week because I had to process a lot of things -- mainly that my wait for lungs might be much longer than I thought, like fall/winter.  The problem is I am staying stable at 22% lung function, so sicker people are moving ahead of me on the list --which makes sense, I know -- but that leaves me hanging here at not a great position (in limbo basically) just waiting for who knows how long.  I get out still, but I probably spend half my time sleeping, and a lot of time on the couch watching TV, or reading and that lead can clearly be depressing. So if I have to keep waiting I need to do something to stimulate my mind.  I am finally going to buy Rosetta Stone and learn Italian, which I have wanted to do forever, and I clearly have the time so why don't I get on that!? I need to just find things I can do in my home to help me from getting disappointed and down.  We also talked about listing myself other places, mainly Duke, but I am not there yet.  I just really hope lungs are coming in 2011...


  1. "Il torro calcia la palla." That means "the bull kicks the ball" in Italiano. "La bambina sorride," means "The girl is smiling." I learned that in ten minutes with Rosetta Stone and so will you. And it's all I remember of it, three years later, but you'd be surprised how far that gets you!

    For what it's worth, my suggestion is to buy the first level and see how you like it based on your learning style. It's expensive, so it might even be worth considering a cute Italian tutor to come visit you instead. :)

    Hope you're doing okay and stayin' strong!

  2. I was wondering what lessons to get. I was thinking 1 - 3 but then 1 - 5 is (only, hah) another 100 dollars so I am torn, but maybe I should just get 1? I think you can DL a demo lesson or something.

    Tutor - good idea! Ha!

  3. Let me know how Rosetta Stone is!! I want that hehe.

    Your perfect lungs will come to you at the perfect time. You know your mom is going to get you the best ones possible ;)