Did someone say Cake?

Today is my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of my kidney transplant on April 24, 2019. 

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My Life is Changed ! 

Last year I tried to explain the change to my life in a post four months after my surgery and recovery,  Click here to read How has my life changed? 

It’s hard to explain how grateful, and blessed I feel daily. – David

 

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My Susan just took her cake out of the oven, and I can smell it! ♥

 

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I am asking you to do two things today. 

  1.  I am asking you to eat something sweet like cake to celebrate my one year kidney transplant anniversary with me.
  2. Please let me know what you enjoyed, I will celebrate with  you vicariously

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Today’s Word of the Day: Vicariously 

Definition: in a way that is experienced in the imagination through the actions of another person.

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Big thanks for reading today! – David

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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75 Responses to Did someone say Cake?

  1. Yahoo!!! I am having a yummy Turkish coffee right now — toasting you, David :)) :)) Best!!!! Dawn

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  2. Marla says:

    Tonight I will have some meringues with whipped cream, lemon curd and blueberries. Congratulations on your anniversary!

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  3. I had a piece of chocolate cream pie to celebrate with you and your family. 🤗

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  4. Do you count tea as sweet thing😍
    Just finished my cup.
    God bless you and may you enjoy a beautiful life with health and happiness, Ameen.

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  5. Lorrie says:

    A big happy K day to you! Yes, you deserve cake; maybe two pieces. I celebrate every day with a piece of dark chocolate, because. . .why not?

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  6. Greg says:

    Congratulations Dave!
    Chocolate covered almonds. Mmmmmm.
    Betcha can’t eat just one…

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  7. Hi David,
    Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! May you have many many more!
    Your Susan did a great job. I may try her recipe one of these days, it sounds delicious 🙂
    In your name I had a slice of Brazilian carrot cake. The Brazilian carrot cake is a yellow cake with chocolate fudge frosting…so yummy!
    Blessings! ♥♥

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  8. Joni says:

    Congratulations! I can always tell when reading your posts how much you are enjoying and appreciating your new healthy life! I would celebrate with you, but I have no cake or anything sweet here as on the last grocery store run the shelves were empty of all baking supplies……

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  9. Terri R Leslie says:

    Hi Dave, I’m so glad you had your 1 year anniversary of your kidney transplant today!!! Congratulations!! As I was enjoying my frozen Chocolatey Peanut Great Value treat after dinner tonight on our deck watching the sunset, I was amazed at how wonderful it tasted. Now I know why, it was sprinkled with the joy of your reaching your 1 year anniversary, even though I wasn’t aware of it at the time. I am grateful that you have hit this milestone and for facebook for letting me know. Peace to you, Susan and your family.

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  10. lghiggins says:

    Spice cake with cream cheese frosting. Congratulations!!!

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  11. Bob smith says:

    Glad thing’s are going great, I had a cinnamon roll my wife baked. (found out today that I only do blood work every two months now).(12 years since my transplant.) Take care.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Hey Bob! Twelve years is awesome! Homemade cinnamon rolls, that sounds heavenly. I have so self control on home made. Keep on doing what you are doing, big hug my friend. – David

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  12. sandomina says:

    That’s wonderful, Dave. I sincerely hope that you stay fit and healthy.

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  13. restlessjo says:

    Sorry to have missed your celebration, David. Yesterday was one of the few days recently when I didn’t eat cake! But I did have apple crumble and custard. Will that do? It was awfully nice, and not too sweet! 🙂 🙂 My husband has only one kidney. Removed in his twenties as it apparently was malformed at birth. I very often forget about it.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Dear Jo, Apple crumble – that sounds delicious. Funny thing I was remembering when I was a carhop, people used to come in and order apple pie with a slice of cheese. They loved it. That was a new idea to me. – David. I hope that your husband’s kidney stays healthy and he gets it checked occasionally just as a precaution.

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  14. Unishta says:

    Congratulations. I ate a mango which I know as a fruit is a treat for those with kidney issues. The mango is the King of all Fruits and its brief appearance makes summer bearable. Take care.

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  15. Sandra J says:

    What a celebration and we are all there with you. I will make chocolate fudge today, chocolate is known for its healing of the heart and mind. Have a wonderful day Dave.

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  16. Happy Anniversary may you have many more!

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  17. vanilla ice cream with maple syrup!
    Congratulations!

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  18. ayesha says:

    Congratulations!! It’s so evident from this post how happy you are 🙃🎉🎊 I just had some delicious fruit salad! Not technically a desert, but it’s sweet AND healthy 😂♥️ Stay safe!!

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      I love fruit salad although I don’t eat too much cantaloupe as I have to be careful about too much potassium. Fresh fruit salads are delicious, better than candy. Thank you for your congratulations message Ayesha. Very nice of you to take the time. I am very happy to be enjoying excellent health again, and it seems it’s only when you have had a scary health experience that you really appreciate the treasure that good health really is. – David

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      • ayesha says:

        Oh yes! My grandfather has been a dialysis patient for nearly 7/8 years now, so I’ve become somewhat of an expert in the art of caring for dialysis patients haha! 😂👍
        I’m hoping and praying that you have many more milestones like this! It’s very thoughtful of you to individually reply to your comments!
        Sending you loads of love! ♥️🙃

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      • dfolstad58 says:

        🙏🙏🙏🤗🤗🤗

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  19. What a wonderful anniversary to celebrate! Thank you for sharing it will all of us. As a diabetic, sweet treats are saved for ‘special occasions’, which celebrations like this are. So I treated myself to a ‘single serving’ bag of dark cacao M&Ms. Thank you for my indulgence!

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  20. Reese’s peanut butter Cup blizzard with extra peanut butter cups.
    Happy anniversary!

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  21. pamkirst2014 says:

    I am two days late in saying happy anniversary, David; I’ll bet this has been a year of thought and discovery! (I look forward to reading about that.) But I am happy to report I made a double chocolate bundt cake this morning; we’re moving dinner up because the boyos in my house are circling that cake hungrily…

    I am also copying down Susan’s ginger cake recipe; that sounds differently delightful.

    It’s great to meet another ‘old dog’ in the blogosphere, and I look forward to reading your archives and your upcoming posts.

    All the best,

    Pam

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Chocolate cake sounds and tastes great anytime. Thanks for your comment, now I feel like we have met. I like the old dog description. I think it is cool that we can make blog connections all over the world. It sounds like you live in a warm climate in the USA, my valley in canada has all four seasons and we are late headed into spring right now. I hope you will share your suggestions for my writing, and a piece of cake. – David

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      • pamkirst2014 says:

        David, we’re in southern Ohio, which is still a four-season area, but considerably warmer than our childhood homes near Buffalo, New York… My family used to enjoy visiting Niagara Falls, Canada, annually, and taking other Canadian day trips, etc., when I was growing up.

        I agree; one of the best unforeseen benefits of blogging has been the connections firmly made. I look forward to getting to know you through your posts!

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  22. Lael-Heart says:

    🙂 Last night I had a Buster Bar but I didn’t know we were celebrating. I’d better do it properly today! I’m going to make Brown Sugar Boba tea ❤ And I'm going to steal your idea for later, may I? Encouraging others to celebrate and enjoy something sweet is just the best!

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  23. Such an excellent celebration. I’m a bit late with the tribute, but I just now had a delicious fried lemon pie in your honor… 😉

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  24. That’s awesome! Happy for you!

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  25. Southern Patches says:

    Happy Happy K Day. Sorry I am a few days late but I celebrate with you my friend what a special day for you. Mark and I celebrate every day we call it Baby K Day. I ate some of my chocolate cake in honor of your special day. Many many more years to come!!!!!

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  26. Happy Kidney Anniversary, Dave! I’m celebrating you with a chocolate chip muffin!

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  27. Happy kidney anniversary! I’m sorry that I’m a few days late. I have a sweet tooth, so I make it a point to eat a small portion of something sweet every day. 😃

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  28. ritu thakre says:

    happy anniversary!
    this is so wonderful. thanks for sharing us.

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  29. Kate says:

    Congratulations to you! Sounds like you have been on quite the journey with dialysis and kidney transplants. I can’t imagine what that would be like. Best wishes to you in the future!

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  30. I had a vanilla cupcake with sprinkles and a bit of chai.
    Congratulations David. Stay strong and blessed.

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  31. Kavita Deo says:

    I am new to WordPress and just saw your blog. Congratulations on your Transplant anniversary. I understand your happiness as I myself completed one year this February. Life take a 360 degree turn when everything is normal. Lets keep it up

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Dear Kavita, I am so grateful to meet you. Let’s keep it up together. If you read my whole story, my previous transplant lasted 31 years and I hope you have even greater success. hugs, David

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