One year ago today, my older brother gave me one of his kidneys. It's been a long year of recovery for me, with rehospitalization due to bad reaction to new meds, weakness, physical therapy, and persistent scar pain, but one year later, I finally feel like I'm back. As of 2 weeks ago I'm back to full time work, I'm seeing friends, I'm participating in my life in a way I hadn't fully for years. It's an amazing realization.
It's been a tough year, one made possible by unwavering support from Michael and the kids, and by the incredible ongoing encouragement and love from all of our friends and relatives. There are times that it truly does take a village. So, happy kidneyversary to you all for seeing us through! From here it just gets better.