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Fun facts about you! (If you knew me you would know)

AliEm14Transplant Patient
Updated July 29, 2021 in General

I saw this conversation starter the other day and loved it. In the context I found it, it was an invitation to talk about the bigger things in life. But since we tend to go deep here on transplantlyfe (Hello, I already know about one of the biggest traumatic events of your life, being your transplant) I thought we could use it as a prompt to talk about other things too.

I'll go first. If you knew me, you would know I live with my husband and our rescue pitbull in Canada, I lost my first pregnancy due to issues that resulted in me needing my transplant, I'm a certified embodiment coach and doula, if I could I would live in the middle of no where and live out my life as a forest fairy and I'm totally a water baby who is pretty sure she was a mermaid in her last life but has never been to the ocean. Also coffee is the way to my heart.

Your turn! If I knew you, what would I know?

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  • SigEpSinfonian98Transplant Patient

    If you knew me you would know that I am always interested in an adventure and trying any food place. I am a musician and if I could I would live on the road playing music wherever I go. I'm single because I feel like my life is way too chaotic to bring another person into the mix. And I really enjoy listening to people and hear about their experiences.

    July 21, 2021
  • DebTransplant Patient

    I was raised on a farm so I love animals and being outside. I was taught to cook and bake by my mom and grandmother who were both used to serving meals to many men at a time so I gained the love of cooking and entertaining. My true passion is working with special needs children. I was an aide for 20 years before I became sick and it was the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Nothing better than to see a child read who was told they never would, or one walk for the first time or go on a date even though they are in wheel chairs. Those are my passions plus our family is very active in the volunteer fire service. So many things are a passion of mine.

    July 21, 2021
  • AliEm14Transplant Patient

    yes to food and adventure! those are right up my alley too. I love that you're a musician - you should share your talents with us sometime!

    July 25, 2021
  • AliEm14Transplant Patient

    I used to work as an aid before my transplant! I always thought I'd go back but life seemed to have different plans. My grandparents lived on a farm and i have fond memories of going there often when I was young. I would love to move back to a farm one day

    July 25, 2021
  • KarinTransplant Patient

    I am a control freak w deep claustrophobic tendencies that are more about being stuck generally vs being captured physically. That said - it is hard to get me to stay overnight somewhere that is not my home or a hotel - I never like to be without my car to exit and I never seat myself in the middle or at the window - always the aisle. I fear being controlled, suffocated and I cannot stand water games or diving/ all related to my freedom craving. I think much of this is derived from my t1d and loss of control as a young person - dependency on insulin and other people if I were to go low and pass out.

    I am a true optimist and big dreamer but can spiral down rabbit holes when I am alone and get paranoid…

    above all - I love my daughter - without her - I don’t think I would be here

    July 28, 2021
  • ChefAmandaTransplant Patient

    If you knew me you would know I put faith over fear. I am a basic girl who loves food, baking and good coffee. I have an amazing partner and would totally be doing van life if I wasn’t waiting for a new heart and kidney. I love helping others and just taking life day by day.

    July 29, 2021
  • AliEm14Transplant Patient

    yes to van life! please take me with you. Also yes to coffee, and my talent for eating far exceeds my talent for cooking so we sound like a match made in heaven

    July 29, 2021
  • TaylorCTransplant Patient

    @ChefAmanda I have always been so into the idea of van life ! I have a friend who has been doing it for a few years now and she swears by it. Is this something you have done in the past at all?? Or road trips?:)

    July 30, 2021
  • ChefAmandaTransplant Patient

    @TaylorC I have done road trips in the past and have the best memories! I also know someone who is doing it and loves it.

    July 30, 2021
  • ChefAmandaTransplant Patient

    @AliEm14 Oh we can be a dynamic duo on the road. Haha

    July 30, 2021
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