Mar 30, 2017

HOLEY SCHMOLEY...I FEEL LIKE I'VE WON THE LOTTERY!

WARNING TO BETTY...THIS IS NOT A STITCHY POST!

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!

80 comments:

  1. Alleluia for answered and continuing prayer...your joy is
    palpable and greatly understood. You missed the chance to
    seize the opportunity for a meaningful, justified kiss.
    Bet he would have enjoyed it. Betty might learn something
    from reading today's blog....Bless you, dear Coni, for
    hanging in there and prevailing....

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  2. Coni - such wonderful news. Great news-so happy that your health will improve with the transplant. Now just stay focused on good eating and lots of water. YOU CAN DO IT. Your faithful readers / fellow stitchers need you and your wonderful blog. Enjoy your stitching class. Blessings to you and many prayers will be sent your way. Cindy in northern Illinois

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  3. I am so happy for you!!! Prayers continue!

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  4. Wonderful news! Prayers coming your way that you are able to get a transplant soon.
    Carolyn

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  5. Really happy for you. Enjoy the joy.

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  6. Tremendous news! May the good news keep rolling in!

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  7. That is wonderful news. Enjoy your trip. Continued prayers.

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  8. AWESOME!! You go girl!!!

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  9. I will pray for you! I always enjoy your posts and seeing your beautiful needlework. Hang in there!

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  10. Awesome news! So happy for you!!

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  11. Absolutely Wonderful! Congratulations!

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  12. Absolutely Wonderful! Congratulations!

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  13. So thrilled for you! Keeping those prayers coming!

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  14. So happy! I am thinking all the good thoughts for you.

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  15. I'm so happy to hear this wonderful news! You deserve it. Have a great, fun weekend.

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  16. It's the Power of Positive Thinking. We are all in this with you Miss Coni. We love you!!!!

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  17. Hooray for you! Sending you prayers every day! Luv,

    MaryO1230

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  18. Hooray for you! Sending you prayers every day! Luv,

    MaryO1230

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  19. A great big happy hug from me!! My prayers for you through this exciting time.

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  20. Wonderful news and an answer to prayers. More prayers coming!

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  21. Great news. Enjoy your trip.

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  22. Woot! Woot! Prayers will always be with you.

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  23. What wonderful news! Will continue to pray for you, especially at the monthly St. Charbel Mass for healing. So every month, on the 22nd, know that a Mass is being offered for your healing. http://aleteia.org/2016/04/05/arizona-woman-claims-restoration-of-eyesight-after-venerating-relics-of-lebanese-saint/

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  24. Such great news. Will keep you in my prayers.

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  25. That is wonderful news! And you get to top it off with a workshop with Kurdy! I love her! I was in a pilot class with her last year (or was it two years ago?), and she is a very good teacher in addition to being just a nice and fun person.

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  26. Happy happy news! Sending prayers your way. In the meantime, do what you love, like your class this weekend, and visualize yourself healthy and vibrant with your new kidney.

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  27. Wonderful news Coni, my inner being is doing twirly dances of joy for you!Prayers & good wishes being said/sent daily on your behalf.Have a GREAT time at your stitching wkend but don't overdo it.
    Blessings,Baa 👾

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  28. So happy for you!! Hang in there.

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  29. That is Great news ! My prayers are with you.

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  30. Stewed made this happen in heaven. Best of luck. My prayers are with you.xo

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  31. I typed wrong .of course we know Stewey made this happen. :)

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  32. Fabulous news! Take extra good care of yourself in preparation. Enjoy Kirdy. I spent a weekend with her a few years ago at a TNNA convention. She is a wonderful person.

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  33. I am doing the Happy Dance for you Coni. Continue to take care of yourself. :+}

    Sandra from Texas

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  34. Wonderful news - so happy for you! Wishing you all the best.

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  35. Yay! Great news indeed! God bless you and your amazing sister.

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  36. All the way from Portugal, thinking of you!

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  37. I'm so incredibly happy and excited for you! What wonderful news xxx

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  38. What a wonderful post,I am very happy for you,it is about time you got some good,no fantastic news.

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  39. That's wonderful news! The Blog is behind you and cheering you on, waving DMC floss pompoms!

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  40. That's fantastic news! Enjoy your weekend.

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  41. Doing happy dance for you🎉...what fabulous news....many blessings 🕊

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  42. Praise God! So really happy to hear this!!! :D Hugs & Prayers, Cathryn

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  43. Such fabulous news! I am so happy for you. Will keep sending prayers.

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  44. Such great news!!! Lots of prayers and best wishes being sent your way!

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  45. That is so wonderful!! Congratulations!! Whenever you and your sister head to Indy, drop me an email. I'm just west of Indy and maybe I can show you around? There is even an LNS near Indy :-)

    Again, fantastic news!!

    Terri
    tpatterson1961@gmail.com

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  46. More prayers, happy thoughts, and good wishes for you and your sister and this wonderful new Dr in your life!!!!

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  47. I am asking the Great Physican for your healing. With God nothing is impossible.

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  48. Sending you the strength of ten bears x

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  49. EXCELLENT!!! WOO AND HOO AND WOOHOO TOO!

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  50. yay!!! I'm so happy for you Coni! Here's hoping you're sister is a good match!

    Hugs!
    Wanda

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  51. So happy that you got good news! Answered prayers..................

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  52. This is amazingly good news! What would we do without our Beloved Spinster Stitcher at her very best?!

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  53. Great news! Prayers continue to fly your way.

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  54. Congratulations to you, Connie. Stay on the path. Have a great time at your retreat.

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  55. So happy for you - you are in my prayers for continued good news.

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  56. I am happy for you. Stay the course. The end result is worth it.

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  57. What outstanding news!! I'm so happy for you. Onward and upward!

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  58. Fantastic news!! I hope your retreat is the hest ever! ( I forgot to mention on the last post - seems I am always one post behind - that I am intrigued by the pasta jar thing?? When you do go I hope you post a picture!!) You've GOT this!!

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  59. one more thing.... darn it!! I moved away from Indiana too soon - I would have loved to meet yous guys for lunching!!

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  60. Excellent news, Coni! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Have a wonderful time the workshop.

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  61. Delighted that you've had some good news! You've had a rotten time off and on and if anyone deserves a change in their fortunes it's you! They'll make a new woman if you yet!

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  62. You have had enough of the rough times lately-so happy to hear such good news-let the good times roll!

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  63. So very happy for you! Prayers are the answer and I will continue to pray for you.

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  64. When you come to Indy for testing, let me know and I'll give you detailed directions to the two shops - One in Zionsville and one in Noblesville - both north of where you will be. I'm guessing you will be head for the IU hospital area - on the edge of downtown. The next nearest shop is near Bloomington, quite a bit south of the city but easily the best of the shops. Congrats.
    Jackie

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  65. I'm so happy for you Coni, I hope that this is just the start of wonderful things coming your way this year. (Did I hear right that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is no longer attached?)

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  66. Happy tears for you! Keep up the good work, stitchy and health wise.

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  67. I am so happy for you. You deserve a break!

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  68. So very happy for your great news!

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  69. Who-hooooo!!!!! Great news!!

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  70. Wonderful news! May good things continue to come your way.

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