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!
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