Adventures of a Kidney Donor

June 21, 2011

Yippee Skippy, a Kidney Date!

Filed under: Anne's Ramblings,Medical — by anne315 @ 5:54 pm

I have a tentative surgery date in August!!!  Chad, my coordinator from University of Michigan called and it is a go! I have to have some more testing at U of M next week because it has been 14 months since my big tests. They want to do some bloodwork, an EKG and chest x-ray. I have to meet with the one of nephrologists and talk to the social worker again.  My sis (primary caregiver) will take me.  As always, They are very careful and double checking that I still want to do it. I imagine that is the rule for the donation team.

Heck yes I want to do it!  I was afraid people would think I was making this whole thing up because it has been so bloody long. I have been thinking about the recipient all day. If I am thrilled, imagine how they must feel! Chad said this person is excited. Wow, hopefully only about seven more weeks of dialysis for him or her. Woo–hoo! So happy that someone will be free of that. When I think of  Jackie and Kiersten I am so grateful they have been freed from dialysis.

Next challenge: lose some weight so they have less of me to slice through…Sorry to be so graphic but…

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9 Comments »

  1. Yippee Skippy! I was so excited when you called and told me the good news! But how weird that you would think anyone would think you made up the whole thing. From the very beginning your enthusiasm for the donor process has been nothing but sincere and giving!
    You are going to make someone a “former dialysis” patient and take it from me…that is a wonderful feeling!

    Comment by Jackie — June 21, 2011 @ 7:36 pm |Reply

  2. Anne, so awesome! Keeping up the heart-filled prayers that this will be “the right time”. There are no words to express how awesome this is. Blessings!!!!

    Comment by Sharon — June 21, 2011 @ 8:10 pm |Reply

  3. Anne, this is wonderful news, and I, too, will be lending my prayers for both you and your recipient’s successful surgery and full recovery. Holding you in my heart –

    Sue

    Comment by Susan Robertson — June 21, 2011 @ 8:16 pm |Reply

  4. YOU ROCK!!!!!! xoxxo good luck

    Comment by Nancee — June 21, 2011 @ 10:57 pm |Reply

  5. Anne — you are truely an amazing and special person. Everyone in this situation wins!

    Comment by Kim — June 24, 2011 @ 1:40 pm |Reply

  6. Anne, I knew this would be the year!

    Comment by Debby — June 24, 2011 @ 4:50 pm |Reply


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