4-26-16 OH HAPPY DAY!!! After having to change insurance in January, my transplant has been on hold. The insurance company and the hospital were not able to come to an agreement so I have to switch hospitals. We received approval in the mail for Duke Hospital to be my new provider. Thankfully my wait time on the UNOS list will transfer, as well as many of my tests.
Nov 05, 2015
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WOW what a night. Thank you so very much for hanging in with me, for sending all your notes and prayers -- you really carried me through a very anxious time. I appreciate you!
Dawn called at 1:30am with the news that the donor's pancreas was not suitable for transplant.
I have been thinking about and praying for the donor family since the call yesterday. I was told "we have a young donor, and the cause of death was trauma" -- then, "do you have any questions?" My mind went blank and the big, loud, ugly crying burst out of me. I felt bad for Dawn having to deal with me.
I do not know what "young" is on the age scale, but all my thoughts and tears were for a family that lost their child. There was a local tragedy here yesterday morning, and that young man's face was all over facebook and the news -- he and his family were the focus of my prayers.
Last night I got into bed about 1am and think I feel asleep right away. I was afraid of missing the phone call. When the phone rang, I looked at the ID with my blurry eyes, knowing it would be Dawn, but I could not read what the caller ID said. It didn't look like her name. I picked up and received the news. Next thing I know it was 815am. And I am exhausted. I think I could sleep for the next several days.
When I looked at the caller ID a few minutes ago, it reads: UNC XP OFFER I can't even tell you how nice it would be if I knew that was the ID to watch for. Every time the phone rings from the regular UNC ID, big panic runs through my body. It usually ends up being an appointment reminder, but I didn't know to look for anything different. Though the initial two calls did come from Dawn's office ID. I will probably still panic.
Thank you, again, for all you are doing with me along my journey. I need and appreciate the strength you give me. Today I hope to get that from coffee.