Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fun Kidney Fact!

From the Donate Life Maryland Facebook today.  If you can't be a living donor this is why it is important to register as a Organ Donor!  

Monday, October 5, 2015

Update Update Update

It has been so long since the transplant it seems.  At the one year mark University of Maryland checked my levels and everything seemed to be going well, so as far as we know my solo kidney is still going strong!

The most challenging thing about donating is the need to drink more water!  Sometimes I forget and I do feel the effects of not drinking water more then I used to.  Luckily that is a relatively easy thing to fix by just drinking more water.

Dave's kidney is also working very well (better then the one I have).

Updated tattoo pic.

And Bonus: Dave and I celebrating our kidneyaversery on a cruise ship (I probably should have shared this earlier since this was taken last May!)

That is all for now.  As always feel free to ask me anything!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

All transplants are cool

I just came across this article that Donate Life Maryland Shared on facebook and I think it is really cool.  Its about an 8 year old who received hand transplants.  I think this is one of the coolest things.  Transplants in general have come so far with medical advancements and I think its something we should all support.

8 Year old gets new hands!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Two years since we discovered ESRD

According to Time Hop and Facebooks new feature, on this day, I was reminded that two years ago yesterday is when we first found out Dave needed a kidney transplant.  It is crazy to look back at all that has happened since then.  I am grateful that in those 2 years we have been able to get back to a Dialysis free life and move on the best we can.  Hopefully we can keep it up and remain healthy for years to come.

I'm not sure what else to add to this post, I just thought it was something that should be mentioned.

Oh and I did get a replacement kidney tattoo the other day.  Better pictures to come once it is 100% healed and I'm showing it off at the beach celebrating our kidneyaversery in a month (celebrating a month early haha)

Also, if you have any questions, or if there is anything you want to know about, please ask!  I'm not sure what to write about now that its all pretty much over, so if you have ideas let me know and I will make them happen!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kidney Love Story

So updates!
1. Six month blood work came back, things look good.  My Creatinine is 1.2 and they expect it to keep going down as time goes on.  Apparently Dave's is around the same, so we have equally functioning kidneys.

2. Dave and I are now engaged.  He asked me to marry him on Christmas and I said yes, have to keep that kidney I gave away close.  HAHA!  We are hoping to get married in May 2016 near the date of our transplant since that date means a lot to us.

 That's all for now so yay for all the good news!