I realize that some are checking out this blog to learn a bit of the donor process. Understanding the need for full disclosure, I will give the latest update. Last month I ended my blog post with a “tip-toe through the tulips” cheer. I no sooner hit the post button than the gas attack began. … Continue reading Kidney Donor–6 weeks post-op
It’s been a while, can’t imagine why. Prepping for kidney donation surgery, then going through it has been just a tad time consuming. To make up for my lack of social media posts, I decided to double up and share two days of post-op journal updates. For those of you who follow me on Facebook, … Continue reading Kidney Donor! (Post op Journal Entries)
“You’re doing what?” I recently joined a Kidney Donor Facebook group, trying to learn as much as I can before ‘the big day’ (30 days from now, but who’s counting?) I want to be informed and prepared as much as possible, and the group has been inspiring to say the least. There is a common … Continue reading A Kidney for a Stranger?
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo… Pick me! Pick me! Well, it wasn’t quite that easy or that random, but I’ve been chosen! I’m special! I’m a match! On our journey into our son’s kidney disease and his journey on to get a transplant, we recently got the exciting news. Since he was born and we knew … Continue reading Pick Me! (Kidney Donor)
Just shy of twenty five years ago, they handed me my newborn son. I gazed at his chubby fingers and cheeks and marveled, listened to his hearty cry and thrilled. He was perfect. Almost. I held him for an all too brief period of time before they whisked him away for tests. You see, we … Continue reading Almost Perfect (Let’s talk kidneys and surrender)