Wednesday, December 17, 2014


One of my favorite podcasts did a transplant episode.  The Podcast is Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine, and they normally focus on weird medical history.  I sent them a e-mail awhile back about transplants hoping they would one day do a podcast on the topic.  Turns out I should have put more back story in my e-mail then just suggest transplants because another listener who is going to donate his kidney, told them he was going to donate and that he wanted them to do a episode on transplants and they did!!! So needless to say I was excited about the episode!  I am going to link the episode below for people to listen to.  I would also recommend you check out their other episodes as well if you like learning about weird medical things. TRANSPLANT EPISODE!  SAWBONES!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

6month Blood work

Was sent the form to take to Labcorp to do my 6month blood work.  Kidney is still working well and I am feeling good.  I guess we will see how my body is doing when the results come back.  I'm assuming everything is normal since I feel fine.  I will update again when I have the results.

On another note Dave and I planned a 1 year kidneyaversery cruise.  Its about a month before the one year mark because that was cheaper but it will be our little celebration.  It will also make up for the trip Dave missed when we originally found out his kidneys had failed.  Hopefully he will be able to go on this one (we did buy trip insurance just in case, learned our lesson).  We will be going to Cozumel, Montego Bay, and Belize.  Should be a blast!

That is all for now.  I just like to post mini updates to let you know we are doing well.  :D 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


It is Giving Tuesday and that means I want to talk to you about the Cupids Undie run.  I know this is not Kidney related and I should really post an update about that soon (blood work in the next week or so to make sure everything is still good, as soon as I have that information I will share.).

The Cupid's Undie run is a run to help end Neurofibromatosis, a disorder that causes tumors to grow in and disrupts cell growth in ones nervous system.  It can be very painful.  The run is done in February in the freezing cold (at least in our location, it was snowing last year), and in ones underwear.  The reason for this is to show that we are willing to do anything to help find a cure including run in freezing temperatures, through a city, in our underwear.

I am raising donations for the Children's Tumor foundation to help find a cure for this painful disorder. These donations go to help people like Meg Rowe Baltimores NF Hero!  She has Neurofibromatosis and it has turned into a form of cancer she is fighting.  She did the run last year and I can not wait to run with her this year as well as raise as much money for her and others who are battling with her.  For more on meg check out her page

So if you are looking for a place to give some extra money to this holiday season, check out my page and help find a cure for NF.  Feel free to also give to organizations who deal with transplants too, if not The Children's Tumor Foundation