Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I am so pleased that I did say something...............

Hewoo one and all

I thought long and very hard about saying anything re Cols renal failure and my ""failure"" to be his donor. The fact that 2 of my friends have decided to talk about organ donation  to their families has made that  difficult post of mine worth the agony.

 To Kerry and Bluebell thank you both and Bluebell if you think the talking re organ donation is hard now think of how hard it is on families of someone who is dying in hospital but would be suitable to donate their organs. I worked in an Intensive Care Unit many long years ago and absolutely adored the work it was interesting, never 2 days the same,I learnt so many things, it could be hard mentally and physically but I always always wanted to be at work and I can reassure you that the Transplant Coordinators and Doctors and senior nursing staff talking to the relatives of someone who is so very  loved and who is dying  is so much harder on the Family. I know that these discussions are done as gently and always with the family wishes adheared to but its not easy on family and sadly in Australia the relatives can veto the organ donation even if they know their family member wanted to donate organs.I hope that this is changed and soon!

Bluebell in answer to your query as to how I am getting over this well I have cried Buckets (No Colleen I am ok truly!!) And I am so cross with myself but I will get over it eventually and lets face it I can help my man in many other ways during this period in our lives.

I can only hope that many more will think of this subject and maybe slowly our attitudes will change - Donation is not scary and it does give the person receiving the donated organ a new lease on life Cols last 22 years have been fabulous for us.

 Again thanks to you both -Kerry and Bluebell and also to any of my other  followers --who take the time to chat to their family re this subject. but haven't said so on a comment. Thank you all!

Much love and hugs Bear xoxoxoxoxxo


Ps I didn't do anymore to the Boho bags but I promise really I do that I will add to it tonight and will scan it tomorrow --- I think I have all my trims for the purple one- goodness what a hard colour to accessorise that has been oh well     -   " Life was not  meant to be easy""    -- (Malcolm Frazier - Prime Minister of Australia back in the 1970' and 1980's I think gggg crazy statement hey??)

10 comments:

piney cq said...

Dearest Bear...sweet one, i'm so sad to hear of all you are having to struggle with. I think of you often and try to send you loving cyber hugs everyday!! Take good care of you and know you are loved! I only wish I could be there to give you a shoulder to lean on in person! OH! Btw....i've been on the organ donor list forever. :) Now to see if they will have me! LOL!!

Faye said...

Hello Belinda, thank you for your thoughts, and sharing your info on Col's struggle... I have often thought about organ donation, but just haven't done anything about it, yet. After hearing your story, I might go and to it now. Anyway my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family... Crazy Hugz to you - Faye xoxox

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Thanks go to YOU Bear, for bringing up this subject. I hope that by sharing it, many people will think about signing that bit of paper and talking to their families to make sure they understand their wishes. Thanks too for sharing with your friends so we can offer what little support we are able from so far away. Take care, sweet one.

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kobe said...

i am so pleased to read what to say

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