Adventures of a Kidney Donor

November 6, 2011

Three Month Anniversary

Filed under: Kidney Donation,Medical,Psychology — by anne315 @ 6:24 pm
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This Friday is the twelve week anniversary of my surgery. Hard to believe! A lot of things I have read say that at twelve weeks you feel like nothing ever happened, at least physically. Right now I would say I am pretty much back to pre-surgery level, although I still have a little pain at my incision site at the end of the day.  Nothing major, but I still feel it a little.

After blathering on about it for so long it seems like the surgery and recovery was over in a flash. I am so glad I did it. I think about the recipient from time to time and imagine that he is getting on with his life too. I hope he is free to do a lot of things that he couldn’t do before.

One of my co-workers just gave a kidney to her dad, so the precious gifts of life keep going.  You can give the gift of life too.  Even if living donation isn’t for you, register to be an organ donor and urge your friends and family to register. Go to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry or the donor registry for your state.  As the saying goes, “Don’t take your organs to heaven, heaven knows we need them here.”

Go to List of Resources on Kidney Donation


  1. Congratulations! This is the ultimate gift that you can give – a gift that keeps on giving. You’re a great role model. J

    Comment by Joan — November 7, 2011 @ 12:34 am |Reply

  2. It doesn’t seem like it’s been 12 weeks! I’m so happy you’re doing as well as you are. You are amazing!

    Comment by Jackie — November 23, 2011 @ 3:36 am |Reply

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