A Journey Begins

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where might be swept off to. – Samwise Gamgee (J.R.R Tolkien)

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A little over two years ago I developed a tickle in my throat and a slight cough. Being the health conscious guy that I am. I pretty much ignored it and suffered through. Trusting in the fact that I’d always been so healthy.

Eventually, my friend Liz (credit where credit is due) got me to stop being so stubborn and get my behind in to see my doctor. Fast forward to my being diagnosed with IPF. Then to a double lung transplant on March 6th of 2018.

I’d don’t see myself as having done anything special. I just hung on tight and survived.

But, I’ve been told that my story is inspiring. That my recovery has been a miracle. That it is amazing how well I am doing.

I just assume the Lord isn’t ready to deal with me in heaven yet.

Full disclosure. I have no clue what I’m going to do here. I just know I want to do something to try and help others. So… At the suggestion of my cousin Margaret, I’ve carved out this little chunk of the internet in hopes of inspiring my fellow Pulmonary disease suffers.

You’re stronger then you know.  Just keep breathing.




5 thoughts on “A Journey Begins

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  1. Hi Nick, you look fabulous! You have come a long way since I took care of you. Keep up the good work. You are an amazing man. Did you ever eat those cookies?


  2. Yay!!! So glad you’re doing this. It’s fun reading about your progress, especially since we don’t get to talk often. You remain in our prayers. Love you!!


  3. Nick, So glad to find your diary. I identify with your journey. I’m talking to my pulmo so today about transplant due to IPF. Thanks and hope you keep posting.


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