Yesterday I took an early morning train between Kingston and Toronto. When I got to Union Station (in Toronto) I walked through the underground (cause it’s damn cold here in Canada), dropped my luggage off at my hotel and went to St. Michael’s Hospital for an appointment.
I met with Dr. Stuart a Urologist. (I felt a little strange in a waiting room filled with men – predominantly.)
Dr. Stuart will be the surgeon who gives me my new kidney – performs the kidney transplant surgery. And we even have a history; he’s done a few of my “living with Kidney Disease related procedures” . . . and he removed my last transplanted kidney (when the time came).
Our meeting was short.
He looked through my file.
Together we clarified a few points on my Thyroid Cancer and the completion of my pre-transplant tests.
We talked about the dramatic benefit of my aggressive dialysis schedule and my fitness regiment. 🙂
As we parted ways, I asked him, “Sooooo, how will I know when I am officially on the transplant list.”
He replied . . .
“You’re on the transplant list now. I put you on now.”
NOT WHAT I EXPECTED.
WHAT AN AMAZING SURPRISE!!
*drum roll please*
I am officially back on the transplant list to get a new kidney!!!!!!!
After I left my appointment, I walked around Toronto in a daze.
I finally got my official notice and I was so happy that I couldn’t quite fathom the news. Shock!!!
So now the waiting begins. (I am so thankful to finally get this amazing confirmation that I am in the running to get a new kidney.)
Thanks for being part of this journey in my life. I will continue to keep you in the loop.