Kidney Failure Stuff

T-Day

Happy T-Day

It may just be December 15th to everyone else, but for us it will always be T-Day. Today is the 6th anniversary of Terry’s kidney transplant. Which means that even although it’s cold and miserable and wet outside, we have…

Two Weeks

December 26th, 2003. I always describe it as the worst day of my life so far. It’s the uncertainty that gets you, isn’t it? Once you know what you’re dealing with, you can start to find a way to deal…

Fear and Vomiting in Las Vegas

(Another post written in advance. As I’ve written these, I’ve become more and more convinced that the act of writing advance posts talking about anniversaries is a surefire way of tempting fate, and that, by the time you read this,…

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Ten

I’ve written this post in advance, so think of me today as a kind of ghostly voice from the past, if you will. (Aside: every time I schedule posts in advance for this site, I always worry about what will…

The results are in…

… and Terry’s kidney is absolutely fine, nothing to see here, move along please and all that jazz. All of the blood results were in the “best they could possibly be” range, and now that’s been confirmed I can go…

Thankful.

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, obviously, but today we’re celebrating anyway, because as well as being Thanksgiving, today is also the day we got the results back from Terry’s latest round of blood tests. This something we…

A Very Belated T-Day Celebration

The more observant among you may have noticed that I haven’t exactly been on the ball with the ole blog-posting lately, and this is because it’s turning out to be a very long December indeed. Why is it, I wonder,…

The Vigil, take 2

OK, let’s try this again, shall we? Tomorrow morning, Terry is going into hospital to have his fistula removed. Yes, just like he did last time, only this time we’re hoping the operation will, you know, actually happen. Now, clearly…

Stand down the vigil, follks

Yup, that’s right, I’m calling off today’s Vigil before it even started. Terry was just getting ready to leave this morning when the phone rung and he was told that whoops, sorry, the surgeon is off sick today, so it’s…

How to Hold a Vigil

I worry too much. I worry about stupid, insignificant things like work and doing the ironing, and whether my butt looks big in those skinny jeans I got last week. (It totally does, by  the way. Stupid skinny jeans.) What…

A Long December…

… and there’s reason to believe Maybe this year will be better than the last… Every December I make it my mission to quote the Counting Crows’ Long December at least once. Sometimes I quote it twice, and last year?…

My new favourite place

So, you would think I’d have learned by now that drinking wine at lunchtime is not such a good thing, huh? Or, indeed, eating a three course meal, for that matter. Because now it’s 17.31, I’m back at my desk…

They say it’s your birthday

As well as being the six month anniversary of the transplant, my dad’s birthday, father’s day, and MOT day, last week was also the week of Terry’s 28th birthday. As part of the general birthday celebrations, we also had a…

(MO)T-Day

You may not realise it, but June 15th is a special day, people. Spechul. For one, it is my dad’s birthday, so yay, Happy Birthday, dad! For two, it’s the day my car goes in for its annual MOT, and…