I am happy to say I just had my 57th birthday April 13th and I am so blessed to not have to hook up to a machine before I go to bed every night like I did for two years before Sandi Hamilton-Spall gave me "Creedy". Sandi has had some complications but our doctor informs me it was not because she donated her kidney to me. I went through some emotional days after I found out because I felt guilty, that was why she kept her health from me. She says she would not have changed a thing about donating because she knew how sick I was, that is the kind of person my friend is and I love her for that! I have out lived my Mom and brother and a sister, my Mom and brother both had kidney failure. I have one sister left and we are very close. I love life and wake up every day thankful for another chance.
Sep 12, 2016
A lot has changed since my last update. I just hit my fourth year with my kidney and relocated to my hometown in Kentucky to be close to family. My kidney is functioning well. However the imunnosurpresent medication I will be on the rest of my life is causing some issues with my eyes and bones. I was just diagnosed with Ostioarthritis in my hands and elbows. The imunnosurpresent medication for my kidney and the pain medication for the arthritis is very expensive and l will need asisstance with the cost. One thing I do not miss is hooking up to a machine every night to pull the poison out of my body. I am living my life to the fullest and I am so very great full for my childhood friend Sandi, for her wonderful gift. No words can express how It feels to feel good most days and not have to be on a machine to keep me a live. Thanks to all my family and friends for their support and help.
Jun 29, 2014
I am going on two years with my new kidney from my childhood friend Sandi Hamilton- Spall. The kidney is doing great but complications with the rejection medication is causing bone and teeth...
Jul 26, 2012
Date for transplant The date for the kidney transplant is set for September 11th 2012. Sandi, my donor will be in Texas on the 4th.