Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Update on The Search for a Kidney

Thank you, to everyone who responded to my post about Michael's need for a kidney transplant, for all of your kind words, prayers, good thoughts and most of all for sharing our story.

I also tweeted it and Facebooked about it, and as a result of all of all of our efforts, I've had several friends of mine who have called the transplant center for packets, one of Jordan's friends who is very willing to be tested and donate, and believe it or not a total stranger from Canada who contacted me to let me know he had called and gotten a packet sent to him as well.

Today I received a really lovely email from a young lady here in Ohio who heard about it from Matt Logelin's retweet (thanks again, Matt!) who told me how she donated a kidney last year, and she said in part..."I would be more than happy to talk to anyone who is thinking about donating. My experience was wonderful and I don’t want someone to not donate out of fear. Everyone at OSU was incredible from the coordinator to the surgeon to the nurses. I had minimal pain and none at all as soon as the meds kicked in. I was back to work 10 days after surgery."

How great is that!??!?!

I am 100% sure we will have a donor sooner than later, whether it's family or friends or a total stranger. Keep those prayers coming, and send out positive thoughts. So far it's working beautifully!

Love to all!

Julie & Michael


bj said...

{{{{{ JULIE }}}}}
I just found your comment and I am so thrilled to hear from you.
My has been so long.
I am so anxious to go back and read your blog and see what is going on in your life.
First off, I am so sorry to know your man is needing a kidney. I will put him on my prayer list...I tell you, girlfriend, prayer is POWERFUL.
If my kidneys weren't 75 yrs old, I sure would try to give him one.
I pray a match will be found soon.
Hope your handsome son is still doing good.
So so glad you came by...PLEASE come by again soon.
Love, bj

lotta joy said...

wow. You ARE blogging again!

I'm SO glad to have my buddy back again. I still remember the frantic call I made to you four years ago when I was attempting to buy a house via the internet! Talk about psycho.

We really want to meet both of you, but I guess Mike isn't well enough to travel with you the next time you head south.

I'm amazed at the kindness of strangers. Have you thought about offering some financial reimbursement to any donor? Yikes. I bet that's illegal. nevermind.