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New start

If this is your first visit to Michele Needs a Kidney, welcome! I was keeping people updated about my health on a Caringbridge site, but found that I needed more flexibility in my posts. 413 more words

Staying on track.

“Hi, my name is Michele and I’m on the kidney waiting list!”
That’s what part of me wants to say whenever I meet someone. Mostly because, from looking at me, there’s no indication that I am in end stage chronic kidney failure. 538 more words

Just a little stressed.

Nearly a month since my last journal entry, and a lot to report. On Friday the 13th (I know, good luck right?) I had a battery of tests: Chest x-ray, stress test, and more blood tests. 477 more words

How This All Started

So this all started about 8 months ago when I found out that a coworker’s 13-year old son had kidney disease and was in need of a kidney transplant as soon as possible. 520 more words


Life Immediately Post Surgery

The day after surgery I groggily opened my eyes, noticed the early more light streaming in through my hospital window, appreciated how silent the room was, and then noticed my sweet boyfriend sleeping on the recliner. 1,205 more words


Father's Kidney Donation Saves Young Daughter's Life

WEIRTON, W.Va. (KDKA) — Thanks to a West Virginia father’s sacrifice, his daughter is a happy, healthy, playful little girl, just in time for Father’s Day. 272 more words


Laughter and Tears, Surgery Day for a Kidney Donor

The few days leading up to the procedure were a total roller coaster.

Even during my appointments the day before I had a melt down in front of one of the nurses for a good 45 minutes. 1,045 more words