My Journey to a New Kidney (Maybe)

In December of 2016 I started one of the hardest things I’d ever done. Maybe the hardest. Three days a week for 4 hours each day I sat in a dialysis clinic attached to a machine watching my blood flow through plastic tubing into that machine to be cleaned of the toxins my body was no longer able to do on its own. It was a new norm that would last a lifetime. My lifetime. Unless.

In February 2018 I was referred one of the local organ transplant centers for evaluation for a potential kidney transplant. My “unless.”

These posts chronicle the journey to what might be a new new norm. I’d be honored if you’d take this trip with me. Hopefully this will be the only time that you have to make such a journey.


Transplant Journey Posts

First Steps (Feb. 15, 2018)
The Next Step (March 15, 2018)
The Journey Continues (April 16, 2018)
More Steps (May 31, 2018)
Step 4: The List (July 12, 2018)
Step 1 Again…The Donor Perspective (Sept 6, 2018)
And The Wait Goes On (Oct. 18, 2018)
Caution: Rough Road Ahead (Nov. 19, 2018)
And The Wait Goes On (Jan. 24, 2019)
A Worldbeater of a Story (March 14, 2019)
Spare Part (May 22, 2019)

Close But No Cigar -Yet (June 2, 2019)

We Tried (June 9, 2019)

Other Related Posts

Walk This Way…or That (March 9, 2017)
Looking Good (May 18, 2017)
Technical Resistance (May 25, 2017)
Those Who Should Know Better (July 24, 2017)
Cramming for Finals (May 3, 2018)
Make Mine Rare. Or Not (Feb. 28, 2019)
Parts is Parts (May 6, 2019)