My transplant story turned book is ready for pre-order!! The publishing date from Nimbus Publishing is April 30 if you want to wait and buy the book from a store.
It's so official and it's hard to believe that me sending a manuscript to Nimbus with a "let's see what happens" plan is at this point where I'm going to have a book in stores. It started out as a compilation of blog posts from my transplant but through the magic of editing and being told by my early readers "this is much too long," it's now a concise narrative that explains the transplant process and about growing up with CF. I hope everyone enjoys it.
"When Allison Watson awoke that day, she knew she was in a hospital bed. That's all. She had no idea how much time had passed since she had seen her family. When she tried to focus, her vision was blurry, and when she tried to wave someone down, she became so exhausted she thought she was dying. Hours later, when Watson was able to communicate, she asked a nurse if the news was good or bad. "It's good news," the nurse replied. "You had your lung transplant four days ago."
About 4,100 people in Canada have cystic fibrosis, and many are living longer today, thanks, in part, to transplants. CF mainly affects the digestive system and lungs, and there is no cure. In this candid memoir, Watson describes living with the disease and her life-altering surgery in 2014. Watson and her sister, Amy, both grew up with CF, and Allison had always believed that Amy would be the one to get a transplant first. The decision to undergo surgery was not easy. Nor was the road to full recovery. In this book, Watson, who cycled across Canada with her brother in 2008 to raise awareness of CF, describes her journey."