Friday, December 9, 2011

It's been six months... can you believe it??

Hello faithful friends, family and prayer warriors!

I thought today would be a good day to post a new blog on the progress of the kidney transplant family. :)

While Tuesday marked the six month, half a year anniversary of the kidney swap my dad and I participated in this past June... there is a MUCH more important anniversary I wanted to mention today.

49 years ago today, my mom and dad married each other in Alamosa, Colorado.  They were very young and, as we know... life is not always easy - but my mom and dad have been a constant reminder to me that putting in the effort is SO worth it!  I - for one, am very glad to see this day!  I know they both are as well.

They are in Estes Park for the weekend on a much deserved break.  My mom and dad have both told me that being retired is much busier than working... in fact - I think my mom used the words, "crazy busy". :-)

My dad got good news from his team of kidney doctors this past Tuesday.  Right after the surgery he had to report in twice a week at the hospital for a check up.  As we know from past blogs - he kept the doctors on their toes during those first few weeks.  As he gained health and strength... they told him that once a week was all they needed to see him.  Then he went to having appointments every other week (which was huge!!).  Next was once a month and this past Tuesday, he was told he only had to come back every other month.  This was the BEST anniversary present anyone could have given him!

He has also gotten the okay from his doctor to return to the gym to walk on the treadmill and other machines... to gain even better strength.

I sleep better at night knowing that he is doing well and getting better all the time.

Thank you so much for your prayers.  We would be nowhere without them!

My health is good.  I came down with strep throat early in the school year and wondered how my body would react since we reduced it to only one kidney this summer... but to be very honest - I don't feel any different than I did before this surgery.  I healed from the strep throat with antibiotics in the same amount of time as before.  God has truly blessed us!

I could go on and on about the blessings but it is getting late and this week was
L O N G for my class and me.  I'm on my way to bed.

Prayer Requests... Please keep praying for continued strength and good health for my dad and I.

Blessings on your Christmas season.