Hi Friends and Family! Great News! On Feburary 3, 2015, I received a kidney from a dear friend, Lori Kykendall. She and I both did pretty well...were up walking quickly and visiting one another. She was in the hospital for four days, and I was in for six...mainly to get anti-rejection meds regulated. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and support. I thank my sister Lori for my life - she gave me a precious gift...she is my Angel!!! I pray sincerely that there are other Angels out there to help others in need of organ donation...Please, consider giving the gift of life!!!
Nov 28, 2014
Hi Everyone. I am so negligent when it comes to updates. So much has happened since my last update. At the time, I had a donor, my husband's cousin. When they took her back to the operating room, they we unable to complete the surgery because of something they found during the prep. Since then, I have started home hemo-dialysis. In May I started learning the process...scary to say the least. Now it is just a part of my life. I have a dialysis machine in my house where I perform treatments five days a week. Joe and John are troopers and can help me with treatments. My friend Geri Huntsinger, a Registered Nurse, helps me most days so my guys do not have to be exposed to it everyday. I am able to "cannulate" myself...fancy words for I stick myself. If I had a third arm I could do everything myself...that's what Geri says. I want it that way to ease the effort my family has to make day after day.
I have gotten on the transplant list with Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, as well as Chapel Hill. I have a friend who is in the testing process. We can use all the prayers we can get! I would love to be a "normal" person again...for as long as possible...right now...I'm a tired person most of the time.
I so much appreciate the donations and notes of support from friends and loved ones. I pray one day to thank you all in person!
Love and Blessings, Robin
Feb 25, 2014
Hi faithful friends and family! Great news!!!! My husband Joe's cousin, Diane Stroo, is a match for kidney donation. We have both had our workups at Chapel Hill, and they have approved us for a...
Oct 09, 2013
Friends and Family! Want to thank those who helped make the yard sale a great success - especially John and Antonia Ban. Geri Huntsinger, and Doug Kreiger. The first sale was huge, and on a...