I've been sitting on News since last week, and while it's information I kind of hate to publish, I feel an obligation to (and can't really blog about anything else while this is dangling from my subconscious).
I'm making my first trip to the transplant clinic next week. My kidney function is down to 24% and my nephrologist has asked me to start the pre-transplant process, so I'm having my full-day pre-surgical work-up and counselling on the 26th. Now, I can (and will) delay the actual surgery, but it's all getting real pretty fast. I'm hoping to hold off on the actual surgery at least until fall, but at this point it's anyone's guess. (Shall we start a pool?...)
The delightful news is that my younger brother is coming in from Singapore in the next 6 days (yay!), so he AND my older brother will both join me for the potential-donor-counselling section of the day. If nothing else, it will be fun hanging out with them. Maybe I'll live-blog the whole day just to keep my brain occupied.
(Before you all ask, I really don't feel any different from how I've BEEN feeling, which is generally not awful, but with a marked lack of stamina and some days when I just face-plant for six hours at a time. Status quo, in other words.)
Meanwhile, life goes on. We're harvesting strawberries and planning a deck re-do and surviving the new job and planting tomatoes. More to come.