Spending a quiet Christmas Eve with the husband. WE plan on opening gifts tonight after enjoying a nice meal. Our BIG celebration will be tomorrow at the daughter's place. She wants us there bright and early as she only has her son for the first half of the day. Dan and her are doing Christmas lunch with all the trimmings and DH and I will bring the pies... Pumpkin and Apple Pecan. YUM! Okay, it's only 1 day and I have learned NOT to go overboard thankfully!
My knee is feeling much improved from my fall a few weeks ago so I plan on walking this weekend very carefully. My next weigh in will be next Tuesday and on Wednesday I have a Kidney Ultrasound, Chest X-ray and Lab work to do, courtesy of the Transplant Teams. This will begin 2 months of testing for Transplant. Oh boy!
I don't know what 2015 will hold for me but I hope n pray it's something good. Hanging in there one day at a time! Merry Christmas Sparkies!!! Enjoy!!!!
Thank you for all the love and support you have given to me, this year especially. It means the world to me!!
Just out of curiosity: Do you wrap or not wrap stocking stuffers? I use to wrap each and every thing but now I don't. I now figure the stocking is the wrapping. Perhaps I am just getting lazier. Anyway I am now wondering, what do others do?
My daughter graduated Summa Cum Laude from Nursing School on Saturday. Lots of blood, sweat and tears went into the last 15 months but she made it. We are so proud of her. Here are some highlights:
My daughter, second from the left and 20 other graduates.
My grandson pinning his mom with her nursing pin. Quite the moment!
The lamp lighting and pledge
Me, the daughter, my husband and Peanut
Dan her long time boyfriend, the daughter and grandson.
Even her ex husband with his new family showed up
The awesome cake Dan had made for my daughter in honor of the day.
Some treats she received. The big arrangement is from her dad and I. The
small one from her son. The gift card and ornament from her ex. The cake
In other news, I have receive my appt to meet my UNC Transplant Surgeon. It will be on March 5th. This next year MAY turn out to be a much bigger year than I originally thought. My husband has volunteered to give me his kidney. He has already passed the initial consultation with the transplant team and has sent back his paper work so the ball is rolling. He has to go through some medical testing and than a lot of blood work. Since he wont be a perfect blood match ( donors don't need to be these days) they say he still must meet other criteria to allow me to accept it. So we will see. He is a bit nervous but says he wants to help in anyway he can. He says what made the decision easy for him was when he heard from the transplant team that a live donor is better for me altogether than a deceased donor would be even if not a perfect match. I'm not so sure as to how I feel about him doing this but I don't have much in the way of choices these days. I still have a long way to go so we will see what happens in the coming months. If it is meant to be it will happen.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy, but stay the course. My plan is doing well. So far so good.
Today marks my daughter Lindsay's last day in Nursing School. Congrats to her and to the rest of South College's Nursing Class of 2014! It's been a long, tough 15 months (Accelerated Program) but she met this challenge head on like she does everything else in her life. On Saturday she will graduate Summa Cum Laude. Her dad and I are so very proud of our RN! We can't wait to celebrate with her and Peanut this weekend!! Well done Lindsay! Love you always & forever.
Nursing Class of 2014.
Cookies made by a fellow nursing student in celebration of graduation!
Well, NO Fistula for me! My veins are way too small to support one in either arm. So it looks like an AV graft is in store for me instead. An arteriovenous (AV) graft is a man-made tube that is inserted into your arm to connect an artery to a vein. It will be a bit more intensive, surgery wise, but it will do what they need it to do. It is permanent. Have tube, will travel! The best part is I can wait until the time I am about to go on Dialysis to get it done. So I will be sitting here just chillin until my Kidney doc tells me, it's time!
At least now I understand why my Lab ladies have such a time with me when it comes to blood draws. Well, at least something on me is small.