Psssst...is she gone?
Forgive me if I ramble a bit my dears, but I am just about as excited as I have ever been and feel like it was Christmas morning and my birthday all rolled into one today.
I met with Dr. Goggins, the head of the IU Transplant team, and he has agreed to take me on as a patient! He would like me to lose a little more weight (which I am doing anyway), but he feels that we can move forward quickly and do a transplant in a few months if my sister is a good match!
If she is not a match for some reason, he feels pretty confident that I can still expect a new kidney sooner rather than later. This would mean that I can by-pass dialysis altogether and go directly to transplant and start my life again....as long as I stay the course and try to keep what little function I have limping along.
(No biggie here...plenty of rest, good nutrition, lots of water, and avoid getting sick or anything that will give the beans a hit...like my beloved dietCoke!)
It took every ounce of self-restraint I had not to grab this man and kiss him full on the face, I tell ya. It's been about 37 years of one bad thing after another with me and my silly life, and within five minutes he made up for almost all of it.
The next thing that will happen is tissue typing and some final tests, and then my sister and I will go to Indianapolis for education classes and more appointments with the team.
In the meantime, I am going to put my socks and shoes on and head over to the Grotto on campus. I am 1000% convinced that the prayers and happy thoughts and good wishes that have come my way are what's made all of the difference. I am sooooo blessed.
So that is the very happy report from Chez Spinster on a Thursday night. My bag is packed and I am ready to go to our two day workshop with Kurdy Biggs! I'm so excited I almost can't stand it!
Ciao for now!