Thursday, June 26, 2008

What's that wagon doing here?

I have less then a month to go before the donation, and it's time to get really healthy. I've already been eating well and spending a little less time on the couch, but the next step is to quit drinking. While I'm at it, I figure I'll swear off crack and PCP too, just to be safe. There is a big birthday party this Saturday for an old friend. From that point on, no booze will be my friend. So, if you see me shaking uncontrollably, or if I am a little more punchy than usual, you'll know why.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Breaking News!

Well, I just received the news I have been waiting for. My kidney donation is officially scheduled for July 24th. While the details are still not completely known to me, I do know that it is a three-pair match, meaning that there will be three simultaneous donations occurring. All of the transplants are pre-emptive, meaning the recipients have not yet begun the torture of dialysis. Also, the transplant coordinator tells me that there are some young people involved. With youth on their side, the prognosis looks good.

Hopefully I will begin to pick up the pace of my posts (as if anyone actually reads this blog). As I learn new details, or go through a range of emotions, I'll do my best to articulate what it is like as a pre-op donor. I hope people gain some insight into the experience.