Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A podcast on a Kidney Love story.

After Dave and I were married a friend sent me a link on facebook to The Modern Love Podcast.   The specific episode she sent me is titled "I see my Superhero" .  It is the story of a girl who needed a kidney transplant and was able to receive one from her boyfriend.  She wrote a short essay about it after she received the transplant and that essay is read and then they talk to the couple for a follow up.

 In the story the girl receives one transplant from her brother that rejects and then another from her boyfriend.  In the follow up you learn that the second kidney, the one from her boyfriend also rejects later on in life.  She was lucky enough to find a third person to donate a kidney to her.

With this all being said the podcast brought a lot of emotions out for me.  I relate to the boyfriend in the story, being ready to donate without ever being asked because the person you love needs you.  But the story talks about rejection and it makes the reality that that could happen to Dave and I so real.  You never know what might trigger a kidney to reject and that is a real fear I have.  It scares me to think about my kidney not lasting forever!  But it was also great to hear the positive attitudes of the couple in the story.  It is this positive out look I try and have for our own situation.  Where as I might be scared that one day Dave will need a new kidney I know that focusing on that is not the way to look at the situation.  Staying positive and keeping on doing everything we are doing, living life to the fullest is the way to combat any fears I or anyone else has in this kind of situation.

So if you are looking for an interesting listen check out this podcast.  Let me know what you think of it.

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