Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Pass A Tissue

Anne Dorval as the heart recipient 

I went to see the French " Transplant" movie Heal the Living tonight at Theatre Clwyd.
It chronicled the story of the transplant of a heart from donor to recipient ...now
I have been involved several times in the harvesting of organs .. so the movie intrigued me 
One scene, where a heart failure patient sleeps alongside her distraught lesbian lover ( who just happens to be a concert pianist ) I found especially moving and I had to smile that as I blubbed quietly in seat D13 a woman who often sits in C12 ( that I nod to but have never talked to) silently passed me a tissue over her shoulder! 

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  1. What was the tissue for?

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    1. For harvesting his organ, of course.

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  2. Our 64 year old neighbor and friend of 18 years just received a complete lung transplant 2 weeks ago. He had about 1 year to live without the transplant and now his oxygen levels are 98%. Shands Hospital in Gainsville FL does about 4 transplants a week. It is all so amazing and we are so happy for he and his wife! I'm taking care of their 2 cats for the next month....they miss their daddy!!

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    1. Oh My Goodness, that is amazing !

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  3. She wouldn't have had them out if she hadn't been sniffling a bit, too :)

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  4. How thoughtful of her.

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  5. I like her. Perhaps you should introduce yourself before blubbering next time. :)

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    1. Its an arthouse cinema which shows foreign movies. Most of the clientelle are the same faces each week!

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  6. Human connection!

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  7. Human connection!

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  8. Hmmmmm... an organ transplant is also 'passing a tissue', in a manner of speaking.

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  9. Well done that woman in D12.

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  10. Ooh now I want to know who D12 is !

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  11. I love that you know the patrons in your local cinema! So small-town. :)

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    1. I dont know her , i just recognise her from going regulary

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  12. Oh how sweet ! makes going to the cinema alone, not so alone ..

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  13. Been there pre harvesting, been there for patients with liver, kidney, small bowel, lung and heart transplants. Rewarding work. Loads of tears for all reasons.

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    1. Bev, its hard to be a part of i found

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  14. Take a bag of skinny popcorn next time and offer her some. Sharing's caring.

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  15. A movie theater has held many a cry from me.
    I have needed a "tissue lady, C12 type" often . . .

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