Another great week! Yup:-)
Miata continues on her road to complete recovery and living life to the fullest, LOL! It really does not matter what the various diagnoses are, as we choose to LIVE, and live life victoriously and abundantly every second squeezed to the fullest, LOL! That does not mean it is "easy", or that you don't get dog-tired and frustrated - its just that we take it in stride and move forward with the power and peace that Christ provides. Yes it's real :-)
So many things have happened in the past couple of weeks and in quick succession. I've returned to work full-time - and THAT is an adjustment (for both Miata and me) being that I was the primary caregiver and now have to relinquish "control" to Miata, HAHAHAHA. But she's doing great :-) LIVING! She's gotten to hang out with friends - away from home (at night), now that was an adjustment for me - it took all my self-will NOT to call every hour on the hour, LOL! She is taking control of complex medications (I am impressed), LIVING! and the next thing now is to start looking at classes for the transition back to college mode. Yes - God is So good! We are moving forward in His power and might.
Last Thursday, we began the 2nd phase of this journey when she completed the Kidney Transplant evaluations and was deemed an “excellent candidate” for a kidney transplant. She was placed on the National Kidney waiting list where the wait time is ~3 to 5 years to receive a kidney from a deceased donor.
The health team is really hoping for a Living Donor to donate one of their kidneys to Miata. This is the 2nd best option for her (the 1st being the kidneys kick start – We are still praying for this option!), as the benefits are immeasurable – both for her and the donor. Less wait time, generally better outcomes, etc..
I could go on and on about the benefits, however the most important is that it gives Miata a 2nd chance at a full life here and it gives the donor that special satisfaction of being involved in saving a life and being involved in this continuing miracle in process. LOL!
If you are interested in being screened as a potential living donor to Miata please see below:
Donor Age: 18– 75
Access Living Donor Website:
fill in health questionnaire
there will be spot where you will indicate Miata specifically
Contact Transplant Center Referral Line if you need help
One of three nurses/coordinators will contact you to review the questionnaire and next steps (if you pass initial screening)
In the meantime, we are celebrating living and moving forward in the Lord's power and might. More to come.......