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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It just keeps getting better and better....

So we are home and settled back into normal life. It feels really good. Better than I could have ever imagined. I knew it would be good but I had no idea it would be this good, this fast. It's all the work of God. There is no other way to explain it or try to understand it. He helped align everything so perfectly. During dialysis, I felt impatient and that I wanted thing to move faster at times, but looking back He was fast at work setting everything up. I couldn't have planned it any better if I had tried. Now that we are home and not in Iowa, I don't have that safety net of seeing Dr. Thomas regularly. But he is still very much a part of my life. I get labs drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Friday by a Home Health Company. I have a fabulous nurse who comes to my house and she accesses my portacath and gets the labs to the hospital for me. The lab there processes it and gets the results to Iowa. It is very convenient and is helping keep me well. It saves me from being exposed to lots of sick people at a clinic or infusion center. I really appreciate that. The same nurse will also be administering my Soliris treatments every other week. So, everything is going smooth and I don't think I have every felt this healthy before. I am enjoying so many things that I took for granted pre kidney failure. I can eat whatever I want (minus sushi), I can stay up past 8 o'clock, I have energy to play with Madeline, I am not sick when Chris comes home from work and soon I will be returning to work! Life is so amazing. You never know how wonderful it is until you are hanging on to life by a thread. The smallest, simplest things in life can bring so much pleasure and happiness. It is truly an amazing gift that Lindsey has given to me. And not only have I changed, but my entire family is different. It's like we have all been holding our breath for 3 years and on June 23rd we all breathed a sigh of relief. Madeline is happier, Chris is more relaxed, my Mom and Dad seem more relaxed and my brother looks like a huge weight has been lifted. We are all changed and affected by Lindsey's blessing. Words will never convey how life changing this kidney transplant has been, but as she says, "it's a game changer!" Yes, Lindsey, I'm back in the game!!! A million thank yous!!! xoxo

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