As I started down the path of donating my kidney, I had options. I could look at Matching Donors to see if there was anyone I wanted to donate to. … Continue reading Why I Donated to a Stranger, and What I’m Thinking 9 Days Before Meeting Her
My mind was a back and forth between self doubt and compassion all day. It was the day before the Madison Half Marathon. 5 months and 19 days since my … Continue reading Half Marathon, Half the Kidneys. My First Race Post Donation.
When I first started telling people closest to me that I planned to donate my kidney to a stranger, there was one question that nearly everyone asked. ‘What about your … Continue reading Kidney Donation – An Athlete’s Experience
I haven’t posted a blog in quite some time. In the weeks since my last entry I’ve been struggling with how to depict what my recovery has been like. I … Continue reading 5 Ways My Recovery From Kidney Donation Was Nothing Like What I Expected
The day after surgery I groggily opened my eyes, noticed the early more light streaming in through my hospital window, appreciated how silent the room was, and then noticed my … Continue reading Life Immediately Post Surgery
The few days leading up to the procedure were a total roller coaster. Even during my appointments the day before I had a melt down in front of one of … Continue reading Laughter and Tears, Surgery Day for a Kidney Donor
I am 5 days out from donating my left kidney to a total stranger. And for the last three days I have been on a total roller coaster. Ever since … Continue reading The Roller Coaster of the Week Leading Up to Surgery. (My Kidney Donation Part 2)
Early in 2016 I was getting ready for work, listening to an old podcast on School of Greatness. Chris Lee was being interviewed and he said something that stopped me … Continue reading My Upcoming Kidney Donation (yep, I said kidney donation)