Wednesday, July 24, 2013

1 month and doing great

Today makes one month my husband donated his kidney.  He is doing great.  He still can't lift, but he is moving around a little better.  He is still sore though.  We made a facebook, letting people know how they can help.  Please go like and help spread the word to others.  Thank you!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Georgian seeking strangers for a you can help.

I heard the story of a man on Fox 5 news (in Atlanta GA) this afternoon in need of a kidney.  How you can help. Larry Miller is a man on a mission.  He is looking for a stranger who is willing to be a living kidney donor.  He is a 79 year old marine veteran who now needs someone's help.  His kidneys are damaged by medications, he's lost about 8% of his kidney function, and he is praying he doesn't need to go on kidney dialysis.  So he and his wife are getting the word out that they need help. 
Miller said'" he asked them if they will not, if they're not in a position to offer a kidney, please pray for him.  So one way or another, he feels that he's going to get a kidney donor."  He is at Emory Hospital, so if you or someone you know might want to help him please call Emory Hospital and ask to speak to a transplant coordinator.

My husband is a living kidney donor.  He donated on June 26, 2013.  He said he would do it again if he could.  In the beginning of all this he got curious and wanted to bless someone, so he found out everything he would have to do to see if he was healthy enough to donate.  He had all kinds of test ran, blood drawn, and x-rays.  Everything came back normal.  The step after all that was to find a recipient a match.  After a few potential matches didn't match 100% we got a call about a woman who needed a kidney and my husband was to do more blood work because matching this woman was like finding a needle in a haystack.  Everything matched, and on June 26 2013 my husband donated his kidney, and the kidney was flown to Michigan and the woman received her blessing the same day his kidney was removed.  She and new kidney is doing good.   My husband is doing great.  He experienced a lot of pain afterwards but that's to be expectant, it was a major surgery.  Then came the gas pain which I don't think he expected to be as bad as it was.  But day by day he got to feeling better. 

If this touches your heart and you feel like you would like to help Mr. Miller or anybody else in need of a kidney, contact a transplant coordinator in your area.

There are just over 3,500 Georgians are caught up in a medical waiting game.  They need a kidney, but don't have a donor.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Our bathroom

We got one bathroom completed and one to go.  My hubby tiled the floor and it looks so good.  We had to repaint too.  I'm looking forward to doing the other one.  My hubby wants to take out the shower and bathtub and do one huge shower.  Sounds good.  We will repaint that one too.  Its going to take a little more time than the first one did, but it will be fun and exciting to see how it turns out.     

Friday, July 12, 2013


So tonight we went to the Atlanta braves game and got our Dale Murphy bobble head.  I was so excited to go to this game.  When I was a little girl I had the biggest crush on Dale Murphy.  But that crush didn't last a long long time.  After my Dale Murphy crush I had a crush on another former Brave.  He would be Steve Avery.  By then I was a teenager.  But back to the game.  The Braves won 6-5.  I don't get to go to their games often but when I do I have the best time.   I did get a picture of Heyward practicing,  I'll post it later.  Go Braves!!   

An update on a blog posted in May 2013

In an earlier blog I wrote about a family I read about from Ga.  They were expecting a baby, who had a neural tube defect.  I just read that little Ethan was born on June 19, 2013 and this precious baby lived for 21 minutes before going to rest in Heaven with our Heavenly Father.  Our thoughts and prayers are with this family. 

Friday, July 5, 2013


For the past couple of days I have been craving papaya salad.  I love this stuff.  It's so good and right at this moment I know I can't eat it, but I sure am thinking about eating some.  Another thing I love is neck soup, but I use smoked turkey legs instead of the smoked neck bone.  Its so good too. Gotta have sticky rice.  My family loves it.  Yum this sounds so good right now.  To bad my belly won't agree.  So I guess I'll just have to stick to chicken noodle soup, and ginger ale.