Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Positive Post!

Well on a bit of a different note...  over the past 6months or so I've been going through tests in order to donate a kidney to my dad. I'm so close but I'm extremely anemic.  So yesterday I got on the pathway to increasing my hemoglobin levels by making an appointment with a doctor for Thursday.  The head of the transplant team said that once I get IV iron and a B12 shot I will feel so much better.  I can't wait.  The thought of having more energy is so exciting.  I really am exhausted from the time I wake up until I go to sleep so I'm looking forward to energy. 

Also my father sounds really uncomfortable whenever I mention anything that has to do with the transplant.  I think its just that he's really grateful and has mixed feelings about me doing it.  He keeps saying thank you. I've asked him to stop thanking me after every update because it seems strange to me to thank me for something that is the natural thing to do.  But when I told him about how this will be helping me to get on a pathway to being healthier he sounded really happy that it would be helping me as well.  That made me feel good because I don't like hearing him sound the way he does when I talk about it. 

My dad is incredible and if he needed a limb and I could give him one I would. No questions asked. I can finally do something really significant for him in return.


  1. What you're doing for your dad is awesome.

  2. Thanks! In just glad I'll be able to. I'm honored really.

  3. There's nothing better than unselfishly giving of yourself....this tops the list :-)