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Tag: organ donation

A kidney update

It’s been a bit since I gave an update on my post-transplant life. I am 12 weeks post today’s! It’s at this point that they hope the drug levels have been sorted out, that energy is back to normal, that any of the hiccups…

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Be a Donor Month❤️

Left: my cousin and I the evening before our surgeries I have to admit, I keep calling April “donor appreciation month” I guess that’s what it feels like to me after receiving a kidney from my hero cousin As if donating a kidney to…

Life is Good

Over the last year I’ve written many times about the ups and downs of my journey through life (I’m not going to rehash). It’s been a time of learning to become more authentically who I am, learning to let go of the struggle, to…

It’s a date!

I got word today that the date of my kidney transplant is set. It’s in a very short two and a half weeks! Hard to believe after all this time of waiting and wondering that it’s going to happen. It’s been almost a year…

Approved

I got word from my donor (I call her my donor for confidentiality, not because she’s a thing!) on Tuesday that she has been approved to be a donor of a kidney for me. This was a process over a year long with lots…

Selena Gomez got a kidney

I’ve been reading about Selena Gomez having a kidney transplant over the summer. Apparently the singer was rushed to hospital in May with kidney failure and “aggressively” sought a transplant. Her kidneys failed as a result of lupus, unlike mine which has been all…