As I may have mentioned before, I am quite pleased at how things worked out in terms of my schooling.  I’m glad that I managed to finish school prior to the transplant. To me, the transplant is like a new beginning…and I’m glad that I don’t have to look back and finish something that I had started prior to the transplant.

That said, something so..strange, so symbolic happened. I had the kidney transplant surgery on March 1 which was a Thursday.  The next day, my parents came to visit me and everything…but that evening when my parents went home, in the mailbox was my college diploma. Talk about timing, huh?
I asked my father to bring it to the hospital so that I could see it.  So, on Sunday, my mother brought it. I was just looking at it thinking…wow..first of all, the timing of this is crazy. Secondly..I can’t believe I finally finished…and WITH honours.  I swear…sometimes I felt like I’d never finish, like I was on some sort of an endless road.  But, thank God that was not the case.
Now that the transplant is done and I’ve earned my diploma..I’m feeling so…anxious and excited.  Like.. I want to go out and get a job in HR right NOWWW! (I know, I know..wait and recover before you start applying for opportunities..!)
I know that I still have lupus and my struggles certainly will not disappear, but I’m happy that one major thing in my life (dialysis) has been eliminated.  Don’t get me wrong-if I had to be on hemo dialysis, i’m glad that home hemo was an option.  But, now that I have my transplant, that (dialysis) will be one less thing to worry about.

2 comments on “Kinda Symbolic

  1. Anonymous

    Congratulations Florence. I'm so happy for you. You are such a courageous and brave young lady. Wish you all the best.



  2. Aww Joshna! Thank you for your message! See you when I get back, hopefully soon!


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