Archive for March 2012

Live Organ Donation: The Real March Madness

When last we left our heroes, Andy and Jeffrey were preparing to enter the hospital to remove one of Andy’s two healthy kidneys and place it in Jeffrey’s body.  When it is put like that, the blunt removal of one’s organ to insert in another, it sounds like an amazing feat.  And it is.  But... Read more »

Bald Heads, Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose

Saturday was the big St. Baldrick’s shaving event our charity, Donna’s Good Things, sponsored.  I am still reeling.  To be on the receiving end of such love and support and action is humbling, astounding, and quite honestly, a little paralyzing for me. At the root of all of this is Donna, our little girl.  The... Read more »

Cancer Can Suck It.

Five years ago today I stood over my daughter as she lay in a hospital bed. She had been admitted the night before primarily just to expedite an MRI because of some concerning symptoms and loss of developmental milestones over the previous few weeks.  She awoke early, around 5, groggy, and vomiting.  I changed her... Read more »

Mom Porn: Vegas Business Trip

Mom Porn:  Vegas Business Trip
In a thousand different ways, I am a lucky lady, despite the grief that I’ve known.  I’m healthy, have a great husband, beautiful son, there’s a roof over my head, food on my table, $ in my 401K, and I have a career that I love and am good at.  Lucky Freaking Lady. I got... Read more »

Live Organ Donation: A Tale of Two Kidneys

This will be the first of several posts covering the live kidney donation of Andy to Jeffrey. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” wrote Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities. Live organ donation is a bit like that, too.  Come to think of it, life is a... Read more »