The big reveal
Many of you know me as a business owner, generally outspoken, always positive. I have been called crazy, too quick to act, generous to a fault, and you can usually hear me humming or singing something, anything. Music has long been my muse.
I have a secret. It's coming out, and now, I want everybody to know.
It changes everything. It changes how I view everything, and it will continue to shape who I am and what I do for the rest of my life. It makes me tear up as I read this. I have told a few. Now I tell all.
My darling Keith, the man who I met almost 6 years ago and who changed my life in such a profound way with his matter of fact attitude, knowledge of how things work and (more importantly) how to put them back together, needs new lungs. His just aren't cutting it anymore. He is on oxygen 24/7. He has lost much weight. He needs help now. And so I am asking for this help.
This blog is not for pity, because that will not help him. This blog is to get some action. Over time I will tell you about countless tests, doctors appointments and referrals that have happened over the years.
What we need now, is for the transplant team at Toronto General Hospital to follow up on the referral that was sent to them 5 weeks ago by his respirologist. I have been polite, left polite messages, made gentle requests but now I need to be louder. I know many of you through my Twitter account @LHMaintenance, and will hopefully meet many more of you in the months to come.
All I ask is for your prayers, your practical help and advice, and the knowledge that with all of the amazing people that I have met through Social Media, Keith will get the transplant that he needs, and I can continue to learn with every day, what an incredible soul he is.