Monday, December 29, 2008

Appointment Scheduled for January 2nd

Mark and I hope that everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas holiday. We were blessed with a happy, but busy holiday season which has impacted my ability to set aside time to post updates with respect to the transplant! I am scheduled to visit the Transplant Team at UK on Friday-January 2nd. I will complete (and hopefully pass) 3 tests: EKG, ultrasound, and X-ray. It is my understanding that if I am successful in passing these tests, I will have to visit the Transplant Clinic at least 3 more times for additional testing before I am deemed "the donor" and the transplant is scheduled. So, needless to say, we are trying to be patient and positive! I am fearful of getting my hopes up about being the donor and then finding out that I am ruled out. It is sometimes frustrating to think that even after Friday we still won't know for sure if I am selected as the donor. But, when I reflect upon how smoothly things have gone thus far, I can't help but be thankful for how God has worked in our lives. We have read about other transplant patients who have waited years to get to the point where we are now. We keep reminding each other that God is in control of this situation and will guide the Transplant Team to His choice for the donor. I really can't express how badly I want to be selected as the donor, but ultimately I want God's will to be done (even if it doesn't match my personal thoughts of what would be best for my family). As always, thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. I understand it is difficult to know what to say in times like this, but please know that your words of encouragement are greatly appreciated and mean so much to us.

1 comment:

Margaret Miracle said...

So happy to hear that things are moving forward. I know that waiting to get through all the steps is hard for you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Happy New Year dear friend!\

By the way, the picture of Mark Thomas is beautiful!