May 16, 2017

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO! ****EDITED TO ADD****

That sound you hear coming from the hinterlands of Hoosierville is the Earth shaking due to the happy dancing of one very porty, yet loveable spinster.

As of noon today I have been officially presented to the entire transplant team at Indiana University and have been given the go-ahead to be listed on UNOS for a kidney.

Final approval from my insurance and a few more pounds and it will be even more official/official!

Long, long, long road ahead, but we just stepped into technicolor, kids!

As I just told Miss Elizabeth (of Needlepoint Now fame)...life is indeed very beautiful and I'm just so happy to be living it!

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And all of this comes on Miss Charlene's birthday today!  She is the one turning Fabulously Amazing at Any Age Because She's Wonder Woman And The Rest Of Us Are Just Trying To Keep Up, and I'm the one getting gifts!  

Happy Birthday, Miss Charlene!  See you tonight at Grocery Guild!


ADDED ON WEDNESDAY:

Friends, many of you have asked about how one becomes a living donor.  Here are some resources that the nice people at IU Health provided for us to pass along:

Donate Life America:  http://shareyourlife.org

Transplant Experience:  http://www.transplantexperience.com

IU Health: 800-382-4602 or  www.iuhealth.org/transplant  or http://iuhealthlearning.ord/video/transplant

41 comments:

  1. Congrats here's hoping they find someone quick! I would offer you one of mine but they each have a small kidney stone in them - I guess they are like cataracts they have to wait until they are ripe before they take them out. They don't bother me at the moment so they can live there as long as they want as far as I am concerned BUT this is about you - hoping & praying it is soon so you can't get on with your wonderful life and get a new puppy!

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  2. Great news, Coni! I hope you won't have to wait too long. Hopefully your luck is beginning to change!

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  3. Excellent news๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜˜ have a fabulous evening Coni...

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  4. Great news - congratulations!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!
    Doing a very long Happy Dance for you!
    - Lynn in southern NJ

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  6. Coni -

    We've only met here in blogland.....but I am going to be honest here, this post brought tears to my eyes!

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.....every morning I pop on and hope to see a post from you, whether it's a stitchy post or a "real life" post. And you rarely disappoint!!!

    Wishing you absolutely the best the world has to offer!!!

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  7. Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Miss Charlene!

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  8. Happy tears for you from windy AZ, Miss Coni! Whoo hoo indeed! -p.

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  9. How exciting!!! I am so happy for you. Your hard work is paying off. Keep it up. You can do it. Love your blog.

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  10. I am happy for you. Keep up your good work.

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  11. So happy to read your good news!

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  12. That is fantastic news! hip, hip, hooray!

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  13. WooHoo, Coni! What fantastic news and getting to go to grocery guild as well! Please pass along our birthday wishes to Miss Charlene.

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  14. So happy for you! Stewey is your guardian angel and I have no doubt that he will play a part in finding a match for you.

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  15. Yippee + lots of love! Praying for you daily...
    MaryO1230

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  16. Awesome news!! Continued prayers.

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  17. Congrats. We can work on the weight loss together and encourage each other. That should help both of us. See you in Indy.
    Jackie

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  18. Great news! I'm so happy for you.

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  19. Excellent, so happy to hear that, and much good luck to you the rest of the way. We are cheering you on.

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  20. Wonderful!! Just plain wonderful!!

    Debbie in Kansas

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  21. Fantabulous! I'm so happy for you! One step at a time it'll all get taken care of.
    Blessings,
    Baa

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  22. Can't imagine just how great this news is,to you,but it is wonderful.

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  23. Wonderful news! So pleased for you! xx

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  24. One step closer! That is wonderful news. So happy for you. Congratulations!

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  25. Great news! We are all behind you!

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  26. Wonderful news! Joyous tears! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Oh fabulous news! Congratulations, Connie.

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  28. Congratulations!!! That's wonderful news! :D ♥ Love, hugs & prayers, Cathryn

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  29. Thanks for the birthday wishes. There are amazing things happening your life! Just stay on the boat. Miss Charlene

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  30. So excited for you! Hope all the last-minute details happen quickly, and you're livin' la vida loca SOON!!! So glad for the good news... I think it will do your mind-set a world of good.

    PS: is there a way any of us could be put on the donor list to see if we're a match??

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  31. Great newd!!! So happy for you. Hapoy dance in my living room. You are an inspiration to all of us. Great day.
    P. S. Happy Birthday to Miss Charlene

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  32. Terrific news! I hope things happen quickly.

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  33. So pleased for you. Such wonderful news. Fingers crossed that you do not have a long wait.

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  34. Congratulations, you are well on your way.

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  35. Splendid news, indeed...Your match is on the horizon.
    Prayers that all resolves smoothly and we will all be here
    to whoop up a storm for you when it does. In the meantime,
    the very best in the process of gradually packing in readiness for Chez II.

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  36. That is such good news, one step at at time - you're getting there.

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