"Milagro": Mujer de 40 que dijeron no pasaría de los 7 años recibe tercer trasplante de pulmones

Selwa Mitchel de 40 años nació con fibrosis quística, una enfermedad que tiene una expectativa de vida de solo 7 años, ella luchó, ganó y ahora conocemos su historia.

Mitchel llevó una vida complicada, desde que se le diagnosticó su enfermedad a los 3 años: fibrosis quística.

Selwa solo conoció tratamientos y dificultades, en su adolescencia cuando los jóvenes de su edad disfrutaban de su juventud ella pasaba 4 horas de tratamiento con un inhalador nebulizador, además de usar un chaleco que le agitaba los pulmones para ayudarla a respirar mejor.

La capacidad pulmonar de Selwa era de apenas un 22%, su cuerpo se debilitaba, sin embargo ella no se rendia, esa actitud la llevó a conocer a su esposo Scott el cual siempre ha estado a su lado en todos esos momentos donde parecía difícil continuar.

SIEMPRE QUISO UNA VIDA NORMAL Y LO LOGRÓ

A pesar de su salud Selwa nunca se sintió distinta y quiso disfrutar de una vida como todos los demás y eso la llevó a formar una familia, Isabella y Mitch sus hijos tuvieron que ver como su madre empezaba a perder la batalla contra la enfermedad.

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As the wind tickles my face, I accept my new form of transportation. My best friends wheel me to my next appointment trying their best to navigate through the busy hospital. We laugh out loud every time we bump into a corner or get Betty, the wheelchair, trapped in an elevator door. Hard to believe just three weeks ago I could still do a handstand. Now I cannot even walk a few steps without my whole body going into a panic attack induced by the feeling of suffocation. So life must be dealt with at a slower pace unless the girls are pushing my wheel😉 There is peace in slowing down. Something I would have never done unless given my current situation. Mentally I accept my physical limits, using this time to reflect. I see so much clearer now. There was a time just months ago I was strong and healthy, with the world at my fingertips, oblivious to moments that should have been recognized as blessings. Instead these moments overlooked, distracted by society’s norm of a fast pace life. I can’t have those moments back, but I can still create and cherish more. Sure not under the best of circumstances, but I still have moments. Moments I will absorb with a cherished heart, completely aware and in control of how I will continue on with love, appreciation and His strength. I am halfway complete with testing. If all goes well, my case will be presented to the St Joseph transplant committee December 1st. Pushing through the days with hope and your prayers. I choose to find my peace and accept my physical limitations as a chance to slow down and take in my moments with intention. Slow down and find your peace. #kendallslightandselwasfight

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"Les hice saber que su madre estaba muy, muy enferma" dijo su esposo Scott a sus pequeños reseñó WWFA.

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Timing: a judgement or choice of when something should be done, thankfully for me, guided by His love. I look back at my life and watch His timing unfold. You can see Him everywhere. Especially in the unanswered prayers. I look back and know if I wrote my minutes and seconds, my story would be simple and deprived. Today, I continue on, as He writes my story. My faith is strong but because of struggle, uncertainty and doubt whisper in my ear. I control the whispers through prayer and fight and remember His gift of timing. I keep the engine running while He steers the wheel. You see, in order for His intentions to come into fruition, you must work. As He guides my story, I continue the fight for my breath. I continue to find happiness as I trust in His undertaking despite setbacks like yesterday. Today I call it a setback but one day I will see it as part of my journey shaping my inevitable. Yesterday, I received a message from my nurse stating I am a great candidate for re-transplant, but...a big but... “Our cardiothoracic surgeons as a group are torn on our re-transplant policy.” People that do not know me, that only see a patient file full of risks and unknowns, are hindering my fight. They have a gift to fix my broken parts. They have a gift that could save my life but have not yet decided to share this gift. I’m sure on paper I am a risk no one would willingly cut open, but what they do not know is how many times I have defied medical expectations. They do not know how much fight and strength I have inside. Cut me open and unleash the beast because I am ready. I know I can do this! Don’t take my only chance at survival. I’m not afraid of dying but I am afraid of having my fight stripped from the grips of my soul. Give me a chance. Fight with me! So I will continue with full understanding that each hurdle will bring me closer to His sovereign plan. I will continue to use strength and your prayers to shine light on my darkness. With all my love and Kendall’s light, thank you all for your love. I feel every prayer❤️ #selwastrong #scorpionpose #scorpionsunday #pincha #forearmstand

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Entre 2016 y 2017 Selwa se sometió a tres trasplantes de pulmón, luego de un segundo intento fallido el cual al principio le regaló a ella y a su esposo de 41 años , esperanza.

Los pulmones de una joven de 18 años que murió en un accidente automovilístico reportó Dailymail, sin embargo su cuerpo los rechazó en solo unos pocos meses.

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Timing: a judgement or choice of when something should be done, thankfully for me, guided by His love. I look back at my life and watch His timing unfold. You can see Him everywhere. Especially in the unanswered prayers. I look back and know if I wrote my minutes and seconds, my story would be simple and deprived. Today, I continue on, as He writes my story. My faith is strong but because of struggle, uncertainty and doubt whisper in my ear. I control the whispers through prayer and fight and remember His gift of timing. I keep the engine running while He steers the wheel. You see, in order for His intentions to come into fruition, you must work. As He guides my story, I continue the fight for my breath. I continue to find happiness as I trust in His undertaking despite setbacks like yesterday. Today I call it a setback but one day I will see it as part of my journey shaping my inevitable. Yesterday, I received a message from my nurse stating I am a great candidate for re-transplant, but...a big but... “Our cardiothoracic surgeons as a group are torn on our re-transplant policy.” People that do not know me, that only see a patient file full of risks and unknowns, are hindering my fight. They have a gift to fix my broken parts. They have a gift that could save my life but have not yet decided to share this gift. I’m sure on paper I am a risk no one would willingly cut open, but what they do not know is how many times I have defied medical expectations. They do not know how much fight and strength I have inside. Cut me open and unleash the beast because I am ready. I know I can do this! Don’t take my only chance at survival. I’m not afraid of dying but I am afraid of having my fight stripped from the grips of my soul. Give me a chance. Fight with me! So I will continue with full understanding that each hurdle will bring me closer to His sovereign plan. I will continue to use strength and your prayers to shine light on my darkness. With all my love and Kendall’s light, thank you all for your love. I feel every prayer❤️ #selwastrong #scorpionpose #scorpionsunday #pincha #forearmstand

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La mujer de 39 años en ese momento sufrió un derrame cerebral una falla hepática y hasta un ataque al corazón que la dejó al borde de la muerte, pero esto lejos de derrotar a Scott lo impulsó a apoyar a Selma.

SELWA LOGRÓ SALIR VICTORIOSA

"Me quitaron completamente de mi vida hasta el punto de estar acostada en mi lecho de muerte pensando en mis últimos momentos", admitió Selwa.

Pero el ultimo transplante su tercero ya fue el que le dio la vida que tanto soñó y espero, "Es agradable respirar profundamente cuando empiezo a pensar en ello".

 
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