Adventures of a Kidney Donor

November 9, 2010

This is Getting Real

Filed under: Psychology — by anne315 @ 11:07 pm
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Today I had blood drawn and my potential recipient had blood drawn today too. They are going to test our blood to see if we are a match for the donation. Up to now, the recipient has been in the abstract. Now there is a real person out there and we were getting tested the same day. I thought about this person a lot today. Miles away (I don’t know how many) we were both getting this test and thinking about the future. What is going through his or her mind? Are they getting excited about the prospect of being off dialysis? Are they thinking by next Thanksgiving their life will be different?  Powerful stuff.

We may not even be a match but I hope so. Possible recipient, I hope you are free from dialysis soon and I know your family and friends will be as excited as we are about Jackie. Is this the beginning of our journey? I may never meet you but that’s OK. I will still love the thought of you somewhere out there enjoying life more.

Speaking of dear Jackie, her birthday is Thursday.  As we have been doing since high school, (eek) we are going to Red Lobster to celebrate. It’s her first birthday after her transplant. Lots to be happy about this year! Happy happy birthday my dear friend.

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  1. This is exciting news. Please let me know if I may help you in any way. Best wishes to all.

    Comment by Joan Smith — November 10, 2010 @ 1:11 am |Reply

  2. Hello. As of tomorrow, I will be 3 weeks post-kidney donation surgery. My recipient and I are friends and started a blog: about our journey. As a living donor, and a recent one….if I can help you in any way as you move forward, please let me know. Good luck! Sarah Sampsel

    Comment by Sarah Sampsel — November 10, 2010 @ 8:02 pm |Reply

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