Thursday, December 8, 2011

Transplant Time!

Home today.  Its my little Mini's seventh birthday.  This exact moment seven years ago I was asleep in an OR getting mini pulled out of my tummy.  Oh the memories...

I went to my Crab after work...
Sidebar - I just realized I've been calling him my Crab.  I usually call him my *insert real name here* in real life. Like its his name.  I love my Crab.

Anyway.  I gave him extra special attention and it sure was amaaaazing!  So amazing. Its amazing...  sigh

He should be leaving work early today and we will be running around handling what he needs to do.  I'm just crossing my fingers that it can all be done and done properly.  It has to be.

In other news,  the transplant is scheduled.  January 10th I will be giving my dad a kidney.  So relieved.  Its been a long journey.  I was apparently close to my own demise is August.  I didn't know I was so sick.  But I'm better now and well enough to make my daddy better.  I talked to my brother last night and he was surprised to hear I would be the one donating.  I've been talking about it for a year so I don't know why he didn't know that.  When we first found out about my dad I called him for a so what do we do now... when are you going to get tested.... convo and he gave me a "not me. I might need both of my kidneys" answer so I said fuck it.  Its just me and that's okay.  I can do it.  So my brother thanked me for doing this and said he's going to come and stay with me until I'm well enough to go back to work.  He said he's submitting for FMLA today.  I feel good about that.  I really do.  My big brother wanting to take care of me... that feels nice. 

So I'm super excited about seeing my brother.  It been five years.  And I'm super excited about helping my daddy.


  1. You're doing a very commendable and brave thing. This will be the greatest gift you could give someone. I'd like to think I'd be able to do the same for my parents if they needed it, but it so much easier said than done, so bravo to you for actually being able to take that action.

  2. Thanks. I really couldn't imagine any other option

  3. That is awesome. I will be keeping you guys in my prayers. I know that everything will go smoothly. Your daddy is a lucky man. And happy birthday to Mini.

  4. @Mi Thanks *singing "Somebody Prayed For me... Had me in their mind! Took the time and prayed for me..."*

  5. That is great! Praying all goes well with the transplant for you and your father!

  6. Thanks @MissToya! I'm taking all the payers I can get!