Adventures of a Kidney Donor

July 20, 2012

Anniversary of One of My Happiest Days Ever

Filed under: Kidney Heroes — by anne315 @ 9:20 pm
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Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of my dear friend Jackie getting her kidney! I can’t believe it.  Time has flown. She has been through so much in the past two years because not only did she have a kidney transplanted IN, she also had to have one of her original kidneys removed.  So two surgeries in a short space of time–eek. It is rare, most kidney recipients actually live their lives with three kidneys. The old ones atrophy and normally don’t cause trouble.

All that is behind her now, and she is free of dialysis. Hooray! Jackie has been my dear friend since we were thirteen. I am so proud of her courage. Looking forward to many, many more years!

Go to List of Resources on Kidney Donation

*The picture isn’t really of us when we were young but it’s a good symbol.


  1. How cool is that picture? It is a good symbol…were we really ever that young, LOL. Thank you for giving me the support and love you (always) have, especially in the past two years. It means more to me than you know.

    And you have a “kidney anniversary” coming up very soon too! You’re a pretty amazing kidney donor and as much as you shy away from the term “Hero,” you are mine. And I’m sure the person you donated your kidney to, feels the exact same way.

    Comment by Jackie — July 20, 2012 @ 9:47 pm |Reply

  2. It’s a wonderful anniversary for both of you and the other kidney recipient. An amazing journey for all of you & terrific you are well & happy!

    Comment by mkw — July 21, 2012 @ 7:53 am |Reply

  3. Congrats Jackie–sounds like you’re doing fine!

    Comment by Jan Taylor — July 21, 2012 @ 11:03 pm |Reply

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