Author Archives: Ray Mueller

About Ray Mueller

Husband, father, Christian, pro-life, kidney donor, video producer & editor

Making the Most of a Donation: Coming to Acceptance

I was a little disappointed this month to learn that the chain my kidney began is not resuming in July as had originally been planned. As you may recall, four transplants resulted from my donation.   Each kidney recipient had a … Continue reading

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Awareness Raised: Sharing Stories Shared With Me

A fellow alumnus of my college is donating a kidney to her dad tomorrow. A friend’s family members are being tested to see who might be able to donate a kidney needed by one of them. Two people whom I … Continue reading

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Called to Give, Blessed to Receive

Terry’s husband needs a kidney.  Terry is a friend of my sister-in-law, and she is beginning the search for a living donor.  Read her comments to my blog posts of April 21 and May 25 to learn more. This is … Continue reading

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Time Passes: Reflections after Two Months

It has been nearly two months since my surgery, and life has largely returned to normal.  I’m aware of just a couple physical consequences of my operation. I should still not lift things too heavy (although the definition of “too … Continue reading

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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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