June 27, 2017

August 29, 2013

Originally posted May 24, 2013, on Renalvations.blogspot.com

Praise God; it's confirmed! 
On August 29, 2013, my mom, Dianne, will receive a kidney from an earthly angel. No, not me....I'm flattered you thought of me first (I literally cracked myself up typing that.). However, I will be donating one of my kidneys to someone else that same day. Are you confused yet?

A handful of our family and friends are aware, but there are many that still don't know until now. We wanted to make sure everything was confirmed before putting too much out there. Also, this date, antibodies, or something else could change between now and then.

Here are the highlights:
  • Mom was evaluated as a kidney transplant recipient at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in January and passed with flying colors - Go D! 
  • I was evaluated in February and also got the green light. - Go me!
  • Surgery is scheduled for August 29, 2013, at UAB.
  • *Drum Roll* There are SIX people (3 donors & 3 recipients) involved in the transplant!! Yes, six of us will be in surgery swapping kidneys at the same time. God's master plan and medicine at its finest!
Shew, we are glad to finally share with everyone. I hope this is just enough info to stir up questions and intrigue you to follow our journey of this Renalvation (btw - original term coined by one of my best friends, Lessslie). We will use the blog to provide details of the highlights above, hopefully educate you as we educate ourselves, and keep you updated on the progress.

Please pray for all of us, post questions and read the blog! I promise to work hard and avoid a second failed blog - poor Berry Patch.....no judgement, please.

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