Tuesday, March 05, 2013
I didn't feel like blogging about it earlier, but I was turned down to be a kidney donor for my wife. The frustrating thing is that I was a perfect match and all of the doctors' previous concerns had been alleviated. Then the lab work came back showing that I was a borderline diabetic - this was cause for immediate elimination. I was shocked! My family doesn't have a history of diabetes, and in the past 6 months, I've lost 45 pounds, am eating healthier, and am exercising regularly! We're going to take our granddaughter to the ranch next week, but I'll get an appointment with my doctor after that to see what I can do about it.
In the meantime, we have one other possibility for a donor - my wife's brother who lives in Houston. We're going to get with him tonight to see about starting the testing process for him. I'm just really "bummed" out right now - I really hoped I would have been able to donate one of my kidneys.
I deeply appreciate all the thoughts and prayers through this. You have really been my extended family!