A Year Ago Today

No Richard Armitage in this, but I had to commemorate for myself if nothing else.

SO got a kidney transplant. About this time of day he was conked out, and the doctor came out of surgery to tell me everything was great and SO would be up in a couple of hours.

Then the fun really started as a roller coaster ride with SO’s meds, his condition, Social Security, Medicare, and ah, those trips to the ER. In the middle of all of it, I started a business, which I thank God is doing very well.

Crazy as all of that sounds, I would do it again if it meant SO would be as he is today — returned from the near dead. And every part of the experience has made me much more grateful for everyday from here on out. It’s not knowing what’s going to happen tomorrow or even the next few hours which makes me ever conscious of basking in what is good and not getting my knickers in a twist about things that do not matter.

And there’s our friend Mike, who was so kind and gracious to donate his kidney. For that I can never give enough thanks, but I’ll keep trying.

Thank you also to all of you who have sent me so many kind words of encouragement and often at times when I needed it most. You will never know how much that means.


  1. Of all the “versaries” lately, this is the best. Mazel Tov.

  2. Thank you :)

  3. Congratulations! That is truly awesome. And inspiring. Mind if I rub your head for good luck? ;)

  4. Sure. Just get in line. ;-)

  5. <3 Congratulations.

  6. Congratulations :)

  7. Thank you. :) We’re feeling pretty good right about now although being a transplant recipient is never a cakewalk. I’m just glad SO can walk. A few weeks before the surgery, he got so weak, he could barely do that.

  8. So glad to hear that your hubby’s health continues to be on the mend. Thanks for sharing such a lovely, uplifting moment with all of us. Hugs and Cheers!

  9. Happy anniversary to both of you. My brother-in-law, who had a heart transplant, used to call it his second birthday.

  10. What a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Truly something to celebrate!! What a blessing to have him restored to health after what he – and you – went through. Thank you for sharing the good news. God Bless.

  12. That’s wonderful, Frenz . Congratulations :)

  13. congratulations on a great year.

  14. Congratulations and best of luck to you going forward.

  15. Wow! It’s been a year? Already?!!! God has truly blessed him and his wonderful family. This calls for some guacamole and enchiladas!!

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