Sadly a few years back my sister discovered that her body was going through total renal failure. Come to think about it months or even weeks before the day she was admitted to the hospital she looked tired all the time and understandably so because she works is a mother of four. I didn’t think nothing of it I thought she was just decompressing when she visited my wife and I. That day she was admitted to the hospital and we found out that a kidney transplant was inevitable I was really saddened on my ride home because that day the reality of a sibling’s mortality is front and center. I wasn’t ready to face that reality because sometimes you think your loved ones will live forever (I know that’s not going to happen, but sometimes you wonder into the fantasy world).
Let’s fast forward to present day 2015, I have been tested as a potential donor and let me tell you its a pretty long process you have to see bunch on doctors who outside of describing what their role in the process is basically ask you the same questions. I do find that they really emphasize on asking “So you were not coerced into doing this right?” and “Are you sure you want to do this?”. On top of that you have to do all types of blood work, CT scans, EKG’s and a lot of WAITING! At the end of the day I have been qualified to be a donor for my sister which is amazing!!! Now we have to wait for a few more test she has to complete to move forward to the transplant, however as the time gets closer to the surgery I am excited and worried at the same time. I’m excited that I can help her in this way, however in the back off my mind I pray that the kidney I am giving her heals her and that her body doesn’t reject it too.
So going forward optimistically I vision myself feeling great after the surgery and I even envision more my sister feeling great, taking advantage of her new run at life, and grateful God provided us with a way to handle this hurdle in from of us right now. If you would like to know more information about what it takes to be a Kidney Donor please contact me.