Surgery begins in 10 hours. I’ve had to fast all day, having last ate at 8am this morning. One good thing is my empty stomach has been the focus and not my nerves. I am nervous and scared but ready for this. Before it all begins I want to take a few moments to say some thank you’s:
To my wonderful husband and best friend, thank you for understanding and supporting this decision. Through all of this I kept repeating if you changed your mind, I would completely understand and not do this. But your support has been unwavering and simply, I love you.
Thank you for my wonderful children who make me smile everyday and are my motivation to recover quickly.
Thank you to my mom and dad who are dropping everything to take care of me, Kurt and the kids. Tomorrow will be especially hard for mom as both her daughter and baby brother will be in surgery. I’m so fortunate to have such awesome parents!
Thank you to our family and friends for not once questioning our decision, showing such generosity and for sending many thoughts and prayers our way.
And last but not least, thank you to my left kidney. You can been good to me over the last 34 years and you need to be even better for Larry. You are going from one fighter to another and I have high expectations for you. I expect nothing less from one of my kidneys.
I will now sign off the last time with two kidneys – There will be no “goodbyes” so…
See you later and we will post after the surgery! Jeni