Tag Archives: Transplant

Unsure what kidney dialysis means?

I am fairly certain that Kidney Dialysis is not widely understood. I started hemodialysis recently and a high school friend sent me a text understanding that my days on earth were numbered! I was pleased to advise them that reports … Continue reading

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Eleven Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifteen so far

July 4, 1987 – A young father, a young husband, and at 29 years old he was looking ahead to more time in Vancouver General Hospital.  Not something he relished. The phone rang after he arrived home from work, – … Continue reading

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The Myths and Magic of Kidney Donation

Originally posted on Leaving it better than I found it.:
I have been SO impressed with the number of people that reach out to me every week about kidney donation. People are so curious and are really looking to do…

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I protested too much

Another disadvantage of getting a little seasoned every day, as in being a grizzled veteran of life, is that you are honest with yourself. Okay, that honesty is a good idea, isn’t it? If you expect a certain result, then … Continue reading

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Refilling the G Quotient

I have blogged about this before, because it really seems practical and useful. Giving thanks, being grateful, and the G Quotient aka Gratitude Quotient in you life may correspond with how happy you feel.Feeling grateful is a fantastic way to … Continue reading

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Not just survival, someone gave me life

When someone said yes, allowing their loved one’s organs to be donated, it did not mean I was going to survive, no it meant I was going to live again. Today I celebrate my re-birth (transplant day) but I am … Continue reading

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No change and change are both worth celebrating

No change and change; both can be good, my assignment today for Blogging 101 was to examine my tagline and title.  My heart isn’t in it today. My confession is that I did change my title, the first time I … Continue reading

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Being a Hero should not be embarrassing and neither is it hard

So you happened to be in the right place at the right time. A man is down on the ground, his face is so swollen he’s unrecognizable, there’s blood and your heart is beating a mile a minute. You immediately … Continue reading

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24 Years is a long, long time.

TODAY I was happy to celebrate my 24th birthday; okay you caught me. My birthday is in October, this was really an anniversary. It is the anniversary of my kidney transplant back in 1987.  I had a transplant in 1986 … Continue reading

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