As you can tell by the title, it’s been a CRAZY month for me!!
If you don’t already know, a little over a year ago my mom almost died from a massive heart attack. She’s been in the hospital 4 times since then and it’s been a rough road. It’s a rather long story and you can read about it in older entires of my blog, January/February 2012. But it’s been known for months that she needed a heart transplant and it takes quite a bit to make it on the list. She had to have every test you can imagine on every part of her body to make sure she would be healthy enough to go through such an extremely procedure. That takes months and then if you pass everything, you are placed on the list for a new heart. And you can be listed for months, even years, and still never get the organ. My mom was listed for only 9 days before it was her turn! That’s practically unheard of! I had just returned from my cruise and was in Miami for a few extra days to do a shoot. The morning of my shoot, I got the call that she was being prepped for surgery! I was freaking out but knew there wasn’t anything I could do except be positive and stay strong. It was too late to cancel my shoot and it wouldn’t have done any good, if I had jumped on the plane I still wouldn’t have gotten there to see her before her surgery or anything like that. So I did my shoot, I remained calm and then went straight to the airport afterwards. Then I got the call that the surgery had been a success! I knew she was in capable hands and that her body was strong so I wasn’t too worried that she wouldn’t make it but you never know…it was a 10 hour surgery.
9 days later…she is doing great! She is still in the hospital and they have to adjust her meds before she can come home…she will have to take anti rejection pills for the rest of her life since the body will always want to reject her new heart. Her body sees it as a foreign object and will try and destroy it if she doesn’t have the correct amounts of medication. It amazes me that modern medicine allows for such a thing to take place. I still can’t grasp the fact that she has the heart of another human being beating inside of her chest…it’s like crazy sci-fi shit!! I also am beyond grateful for the donor and the donor’s family. We don’t know who they are and we may never know. But I feel sad that they lost a loved one even though it saved my mom’s life. It’s a tough thing to swallow but I feel so blessed and lucky that she is alive!
So yes, I did go on a cruise..I almost forgot since things have been so insane! I flew down to Miami and did a couple of shoots before the ship left for the Caribbean. We went to Roatan, which is an island off of Honduras and to Cozumel…both were such beautiful places! The weather was awesome except for the first night, it rained and the ship was rather rocky. But then it cleared up and I spent the next day in the sun and drinking those fruity cocktails that I only drink on vacation : ) In Roatan we went to a beach bar and had some drinks and snorkeled right off of the beach. The reef was gorgeous and huge, saw lots of lovely fish and coral. Then in Cozumel we went to an all inclusive beach club…all you can eat, drink, snorkel, kayak, etc. Let’s say I took the all you can drink to heart! Ha! I got tanked! I also got a massage on the beach which was incredible. We got back on the ship and had to go to bed, woke up a couple of hours later and got some food and then crashed for the rest of the night. The last day was another sea day and I spent too much time in the sun…I got RED! Yikes. I put on gobs of sunscreen too. Anyway, it was a perfect trip and I can’t wait to do it again!
Thanks for all of the votes during the Miss FreeOnes contest..I made it to the final round in Best Cam Girl and Best OCSM…I didn’t place but I did much better than last year so thanks a million for all of the love and support! I’ll be on my cam later today www.maggiegreen.cammodels.com so come see why I am one of the top cam models out there!
Here are some photos from my trip and from recent updates on www.maximummaggie.com! Enjoy!