Monday, May 30, 2011

First Blog Ever...

So!  I made it to the posting of my very first blog.  Choosing a name was taxing to say the least (I'm still open for suggestions but I liked Monica's Musings the best so far!)

It is my hope to use this place to update friends and family who may be interested in the progress made by myself and my dad after we undergo a kidney transplant next Monday, June 6, 2011.  My dad has been sick for two and a half years.  He has been going to dialysis for renal (kidney) failure 3 times a week (4 hours each time).  He was cleared just before Christmas to be on the recipient list and I was tested and proven to be a kidney match right around the first of April.

It is also my hope that this blog will eventually be a place to share other things not related to the kidney.

The surgery will be Monday, June 6, 2011.  It will take place at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital here in Denver.  I will be in the hospital until probably Thursday and my dad will most likely come home on Friday.  Prayers are needed for, specifically, 2 uneventful and infection-free surgeries for my dad and me, and also that my dad's body does not reject his new kidney.

My friend Steve Johnson has graciously offered to arrange meals for my family.  He can be contacted by email at or by cell phone 720.232.5986.  Thanks Steve... you are awesome!

That's all for now.  Let's see if I can figure out how to let everyone know about my new blog.  :)


  1. Way cool Monica. My very first boyfriend I ever had, battled throat cancer two years ago and posted a blog through the whole experience. It was a great way to keep tabs on him as well as to reconnect as we have naote seen each other since HS. I have another blog I follow Rockstar Ronan, who lost his young life at age 3 two weeks ago to Neuroblastoma. His mother posts every few days and it is heart breaking to read them. She is hurting so badly but does not know the Lord nor follow Him. I know that when I battled cancer that I had placed my whole life at the foot of the cross and I know that you will too for this adventure. Both of you will come out with flying colors so lots of prayers for a fast and full recovery for both of you. I'll be following you. Love, Christi

  2. What a special gift you are giving to your Dad! Thank you for sharing this so that I can be in prayer for both of you. Excited that you started a blog!

  3. Thanks for sharing, dear cousin! You and your dad are in our prayers! Hugs. Manfred

  4. Thanks for sharing...we will be praying and checking your blog.