Aug 12, 2019

OPERATION GO...SLIGHT CHANGE OF PLANS

My coordinator at the Indiana University Transplant Unit, Miss Jane, revised my plan just a little bit. Instead of having three stages to get to GO...there are only two.

At 252 pounds, my living donors and I BOTH can begin the testing and re-testing phase.

At 242 pounds, Dr. Goggins and I will meet again and I will be officially activated and that much closer to transplant.

(At 160 pounds I'm going to launch my career as an internationally famous super model who eats waffles on yachts with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but...baby steps, Dearies. Baby steps.)

I did really really well over the weekend with a very minimal fluid gain, so the assumption is that I probably actually lost a few more pounds. I came off the scale under my "dry weight", which is a dialysis thing, but no more peeking at the numbers until Friday afternoon.

I will confess that I could very easily eat my arm right about now...Buzzy and all...but coming here and pulling my knickers down is keeping me completely on track. Revealing this most intimate detail of my life to you has finally made me feel completely and totally accountable because I can literally feel you all pulling for me.

(Except, of course, for Betty.)

Time to make the salad, kids. Tonight's selection will include romaine hearts, celery, carrots, red bell pepper, hard boiled eggs, and black pepper.  Accompanying this culinary masterpiece will be a lovely little 2019 Crystal Light Lemonade from the Target region.

I probably won't see y'all tomorrow (anesthesia and all), but I promise to take it easy, not drive or operate any heavy machinery, and not sign any legal documents while I'm gone.

Ciao, for now!

18 comments:

  1. Wishing you the best always! You've got this!

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  2. I know you can do it. You're motivated!

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  3. Good luck Coni! Happy days ahead 😉

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  4. Best of luck Coni! At least it's the right season for salads with fresh produce!

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  5. Repeat - Praying you through, Coni dear. The Cheering Squad
    is in place, knees have been hit and candles lit. Be at peace.

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  6. With you in spirit in all things!

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  7. We ALL know "Betty" and she's just MEAN!!! ONE DAY AT A TIME, Coni! You are an inspiration to many and a JOY to all!! I adore your sense of humor and your tremendous WILL!

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  8. Oh, and also . . . "Dominus vobiscum," my friend. :) - Marcia

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  9. Oh that's super news! Piffle to Betty - she needs to get a life of her own! Now I'd love to see you with that gorgeous hunk of a man! Something to aim for next! LOL.
    I don't think there is any part of my body that hasn't been investigated - no blushes left to spare! Take care and please don't eat your arm or Buzzy!!!

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  10. Good news indeed! Thinking of you today and every day. You can do this!!!

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  11. Coni, hope you enjoyed your salad. It sounded delicious. And you can do it!

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  12. We are definitely all pulling for you! I hope the work on the arm goes smoothly and that you will be ready to chat with us again soon!

    Hugs!

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  13. Thinking of you Coni and wishing you all the best...hugs.

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  14. Most excellent news! Onward and upward! You are doing all the right things. Great things are happening! You've got this!!!!

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  15. God bless you, Coni. I'm praying for a successful operation tomorrow with a quick full recovery.

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  16. The very best to you oh Spinster Stitcher!! You got this girl!!

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