Monthly Archives: April 2012

Irritable and Grateful: Back to Work and Home Again

Three weeks after the donation, I resumed the monthly part of my work that takes me to a client’s video editing suite.  Along with afternoon naps, I had gradually done more work during these past weeks of recovery, but always … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Normal: Recovery at Home

As Diane of the National Kidney Registry suggested, my wife and I had a pillow in the car for my return home the day after the surgery.  Placing it between my abdomen and the seat belt helped smooth out the … Continue reading

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More Recovery: The Hours after Surgery

My recovery is going so well that my wife is hinting that my pass on doing household chores is fast coming to an end.  Last night was a night I would normally have done the dishes.  She loaded the dishwasher … Continue reading

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Recovery: Waking Up

It is Easter morning.  He is risen – indeed!  I can’t remember another Easter in which I was not celebrating the resurrection of Christ in church with others.  Instead I am home, continuing to rest up.  Perhaps writing today about … Continue reading

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Anticipation: The Hours Before Surgery

One of the top five happiest days of my life was this past Tuesday, the day of my surgery.  It rates right after the day of my marriage and the days my three children were born.  My dream of sharing … Continue reading

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Success: Thank God!

My recipient is doing well, I am doing well, and so are the other donors and recipients who participated through an NKR kidney chain in four transplants yesterday!  Mary Beth and I have just returned home, minus my left kidney, … Continue reading

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Testing and Trusting: Preparing for the Surgery

For the most part I’ve enjoyed the medical preparations for kidney donation.  I’m not sick.  I wasn’t in an accident.  I don’t have to worry about the cost.  I have a good excuse to take time off from work.  I … Continue reading

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