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Catchup… March 19, 2007

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Been awhile since Ive posted anything, and to tell the truth, been awhile since Ive done much of anything. As you may or may not know, no longer donating my kidney, at least, not for now. Shaun received one from a cadaver, little did anyone know that he was still on the donor list. Good news is that it is going great: seems the kidney is taking, and he is recovering very well.

It threw me off a little bit, which I feel some what guilty even talking about, after everything Shaun has gone through. Spent so much time preparing for it, and then it not happening, is a bit of a mind-fuck. Went into some wierd depression after, which I have a hard time explaining, but I didnt want to talk to anybody or do anything. I guess I didnt want to have to explain over and over why it didnt happen after all the hoopla going into it. Time to start looking at the bright side as if this was just maybe not meant to be, and I still got my kidneys (and they are all mine, fuck if somebody else wanted them).

Having Time Off… February 22, 2007

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I used to dread going to work. Any work, didnt matter, didnt want to go. Probably the lazy bum that is in me, but I always figured it was best to be able to do what I want to do. Well, with the surgery looming oh-so closely, Ive decided to take a couple weeks off before, just to do my own thing and chill. Its been a week now of “chilling”, and Ill tell you what, it can get awefully boring. I know, its only been a week, and Ive already hit this roadblock. And its strange for me to think this, because I am straight up LAAZZZYYY.  I do miss going to work: not necessarily because of the actual job, but I do miss mingling with my co-workers and cutting it up. Dont get me wrong, I am enjoying this time by doing pretty much whatever I want to do, but I do miss social interaction. All I have really been doing is taking care of the dog, playing games, watching movies, and hanging out with the little lady. Its been nice, but its just not what its cracked up to be. I do plan on being more productive after the surgery, but until then, I will continue to relax, and think about what the future holds for me after the surgery. Will it be life changing? Probably, but not to the degree of what myself and others think it will be. So after, I will continue on with my life’s journey, but until then…..zzzzzzz

It’s a Go!!! February 14, 2007

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We got final approval yesterday for the kidney transplant, which is going from me to Shaun. The surgery will be March 8th, in Dallas, Texas, at Baylor Hospital. I am back to being very excited.  When we finally got the green light, I was a little shell-shocked at first, just because we have been waiting so long for the final OK. Then I got really nervous, and I can honestly say that was the first time that happened. The brevity of the situation hit me, and I actually thought about how big this surgery is, and how lifestyles are going to need to change (all for the better though). I will need to take care of myself, watch what I eat, what kind of over-the-counter drugs I use (no NSaids), and maintain just an overall healthy diet.

This is so worth it though. My sister is so excited, and I imagine Shaun feels a tremendous amount of relief. From here, lives only get better.

Kidney Donation February 11, 2007

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For the people that know me in real life are aware that I am trying to donate my kidney to my brother-in-law. Some day I plan on putting the long, long road it has been to get to this point, but that day is not today.  Good news is that it looks like we are actually going to find out if I can on Monday. After many meetings and many tests, we are almost there. It looks like it is going to happen (knock on wood), official won’t come down til they call me.  The meeting to determine if I can was on Friday, but I guess they enjoy watching us squirm, and trust me, there has been a whole lotta squirmin’.

Shaun, I really hope Im calling you Monday with good news.