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The Truths + Myths About Organ and Tissue Donation

At a glimpse, organ and tissue donation can seem like such a complicated process to wrap ones head around. As a donor, when I pass, what happens to my organs? 795 more words

The day everything changed

It was 19 years ago today, February 24, 1999, when I found out I was experiencing Total Kidney Failure.  I am so grateful for where I am today.  93 more words

Chronic Disease

I did not "biop-see"that coming

So one thing that is pretty certain whether you are recently diagnosed, doing dialysis, or post transplant, you will always have your blood drawn!  They check your labs on a regular basis so as to keep track of your progress or degradation.  674 more words

Chronic Disease

You don't look sick...part 3

Revealing to my wife and family that I needed a kidney transplant was a turning point. My children were confused and upset. I told them everything would be fine. 1,028 more words

An end, and a beginning ...

I went to a funeral last week. I didn’t know the woman personally – she was the mother of one of my daughter’s dearest friends, and part of a huge loving family. 362 more words

Health And Lifestyle

The Donor Family Letter

Today, when my phone rang and when I saw the phone number come up, a little gulp of fear surged through me. It was Hana’s Nurse Practitioner and I was sure she was calling with biopsy results except that it seemed way to early, at 10am, to already have results. 520 more words

Finally, Another Biopsy

Today, Wednesday, Hana finally had her follow up biopsy to the 1b result she got back in November. They wanted her to have her follow-up biopsy a month later in December but Hana was sick and so it was canceled and couldn’t be rescheduled until the end of January. 500 more words