41 Years Young!
And they said he wouldn't live to be a teenager...
This year called for 2 cakes!
Deep breath in...
He blew those candles out like no one's business!
Amanda, (a/k/a) The Rock rocking some birthday hats (looks like Lisa from the Simpsons)
We had a great day yesterday! It was Jim's 41's birthday and also a celebration of a new life with new lungs and all sorts of new possibilities!
First there was a party with the campaign staff. They got eclairs (his favorite treat) and sang happy birthday. It was so thoughtful of all of them and very much appreciated! If you guys are reading this "thank you" from both of us!
We then had a birthday party for him with the family at our house. After the birthday party we went to Sand's casino in Bethlehem and saw Southside Jonny, one of Jim's favorite old-school New Jersey bands. We then met up with a group of friends and had a birthday toast at St. James Gate; a really cool Irish pub at the casino.
We constantly compare how things were just 4 months ago compared to now. I was walking around the casino and saw a man sitting at a machine with an oxygen tank. I brought back thoughts of sadness and fear along with pure joy that Jim no longer has to drag extra equipment nor does he have to make sure he is home in time to get a treatment in. The casino was very smoky but once we got into the no smoking area it was much more tolerable.
So, things have been moving along smoothly with no complaints. The first 3 months were hell (to put it nicely) but now...it's just amazing (which is an understatement)! Jamie, thank you for all your words of wisdom, you are sooooo right! Things are amazing after transplant!
As ALWAYS, thank you to our donor and his family for allowing us to enjoy life.
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