I don’t always write journal entry blogs… But when I do…
The past few months for me have been, well, full. As some of you know, I’m currently in the process of donating my kidney to my niece. I’ve had to do SO much testing, blood draws, 24hr urine collection (so gross) X-rays, ultrasounds, MRI, picking, poking. I’ve had more visits to healthcare in these past few months than I’ve probably had my entire life! (Sweet since I hate going to the doctor)
When they found out that Danica needed a kidney, without hesitation I jumped at it. In the beginning the process was slow, lots of phone calls… Some visits to stanford… But now things are moving really fast. It’s like a snowball rolling down a hill, gradually getting faster and faster, gaining momentum.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared. I have never gone through surgery before. Especially when the doctor is talking to you and telling you some pretty heavy stuff. It just really got real for me. But despite everything, this is not a choice, this HAS to be. That’s it. They let me “digest” and think about it, but to be honest I already had my mind made up since the beginning.