Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Kidney Surgery

Tomorrow is a Big Day in our family. 2 family members will be having surgery. One to give and one to receive.

My sister is donating a kidney. You see, we found out over a year ago that my aunt was in need of a kidney transplant. After some thought, my sister decided to see if she was a match. After some tests, she was not a match :( Sad day. But the doctors informed her that she was a good donor candidate, if she chose to volunteer to donate her kidney. This volunteering could result in finding a kidney match for my aunt. So, after many tests, she was cleared to donate. And they found a kidney match for my aunt. It seems like just yesterday my sister was telling me her plans of kidney donation. What an inspiration!!! And now, she's getting ready to go in for surgery to do just that. 

6 people's lives will changed forever tomorrow.....changed for the good...with this kidney pairing/swapping. 

I'm very excited for my sister and this opportunity to better the lives of others. I'm excited for my aunt....she's excited to be getting off dialysis. Lots of great things happening tomorrow.

So, I ask that you pray. Pray for my sister. Pray for my Aunt. Pray for the other lives and families that will be benefiting from tomorrow's procedures. Pray for the doctors. Pray for Peace and Healing for the participants. 


Monday, March 2, 2015

March means almost spring...hopefully

Happy March!!
For some reason, life keeps happening and I can't seem to stay on top of the blog. Thankfully, the ones I update this me or I call them. Or they keep in contact with me via text or Facebook.

Crazy how that thing called Life happens.

It's now March....which means Spring is on the horizon....if we're lucky. We had our snow days last week.

 front yard snowman...he just melted today

 Dakota in the front yard

Lilyann and her snowman

The weatherman is saying, we could have some more wintry precipitation on Wednesday. I'd be okay if he was wrong. But whatever. I love looking at the snow...just not getting out in it.
And while dealing with a knee healing, it makes for a painful recovery.
Today has been somewhat decent. Maybe because I took some good pain meds with my morning coffee or maybe it's just a good day. I'll take it.

no steri strips...woohoo...markings are from wearing my brace

Tomorrow will be 3 weeks since my ACL surgery. I'm hoping for better nights. Days seem to be fine. But the nights are the roughest. I just can't get comfortable to sleep. I'm working on strengthening my quad. From what I this stage in recovery, my body is accepting the graft. And the graft is weaker at this time. It's great for me to exercise and move the knee, but not too much. I need to be very cautious. I still have a little swelling. So, I do what needs to be done and then I elevate. Sounds like a lot fun, huh?!
Kids are being helpful. Now their helpfulness has strings attached.....tablet playing time in exchange for helping mom and dad. I think it's a fair trade.

Two awesome happenings in our family.
1st off....Jed signed up for his first 5K. He runs on Saturday. Brookshire's Fresh15. I'm super proud of him and how far he's come. He's doing GREAT!!! Losing weight, eating right, and staying active. Super Proud!
2nd...I hit the big 5-0!!! not my age, lol. But I've currently lost 50 lbs!! sweetness.
Our hardwork is paying off.

So.....if you think of us on Saturday, say a prayer for Jed during his 5k.
Until I post again...