"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~Randy Pausch

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's A Match!

Jason came into school today with a kidney-shaped note for me. It said, "I hear you're looking for a kidney. Well, I have two good ones and they say we're a match!" Finally! A prayer has been answered! We haven't had time to talk about our next step...but I'm just so relieved.

It's unusual for a spouce to be a match, but someone up there is looking out for us. That's been obvious from day one. I got sick right at the end of the school year, so I didn't miss many days of work then. My mom's job was eliminated, so she could start baby sitting for us. Anna came to us without a single health issue. Our insurance has been amazing. School has been amazing. I'm being looked after, for sure.

We've said from the beginning that we would like to have the surgery in late May or early June so that I can recover over the summer. Of course, if the doctors think otherwise then they'll make the call. If I can make it with dialysis until the summer then that's what we'd like to do.

I don't usually post on Wednesdays, but I thought this was deserving of a message. I'm sure I'll have more to say tomorrow after we go out to dinner to celebrate our good news! Yay!


  1. I've been checking everyday to see if you guys had heard! I am so, so, so happy for you! Let me know if I can help you out in any way when the time comes!