After a rough day at the hospital yesterday, doctors finally saw things my way and have a transport team coming to get my Sunshine Girl later today to bring her to Philadelphia.
A mild panic sets in–will Mr. Diva remember to feed my fish? Will I bring enough clothes? Did I remember my cosmetics case? Got to remember to copy my hard drive onto my flash drive so the laptop is useful. Can’t forget the cell phone charger. This is the kind of stuff that goes through my mind every single time I make a trip to Philadelphia. And it needlessly drives me crazy.
Luckily, the Philadelphia hospital is just an hour and 20 minutes from home and I can usually come home on the weekend for a few hours. Still, I get anxious thinking I’m forgetting important things like medicine and medical records. Ugh.
Anyway, although my Sunshine Girl is in need of a new kidney, it may take months to get a donor. The good thing about kidney disease (unlike liver disease) is that there is always kidney dialysis, if needed, until they find her a new kidney.
I had a long talk with one of the renal transplant team members yesterday and it was an eye-opener. In order to get her transplanted there, I need to commit to at least 2 weekly visits for follow-up. Oh and to get her listed for a new kidney, we’ll have to undergo 2 to 3 weeks of testing to make sure it is the right choice (like as if we have any other options…duh!).
Mr. Diva continues to be so stressed out. He just doesn’t know what to do. He thought one of these would make my commuting easier. Thanks guy! Nothing wrong with my current Beamer, just the color–gun metal gray. I’ve been bugging him for a white one ever since I got the gray one two years ago. Poor guy.
Just want to REALLY thank everyone. The wishes of health and strength bring me to tears. I read each and every comment and email…I just don’t have enough hours in the day to respond. But know it means the world to me right now.
I’ll update everyone as soon as I can.