This post brought to you by Cheryl, Quinnlin’s donor. To read about their transplant journey, click here.
I was reading one of Julia’s posts today about the surgeon leaving the non-working kidney in the body & how the kids say that it feels “weird”, like a foreign object. I wondered about that. When do they have those feelings? Does Quinn have that “feeling” at the same time I have a twinge in the place where my kidney used to be? My twinge doesn’t hurt but it does stop me in my tracks because it is such an odd feeling, its like the space that my kidney was in is looking around for its missing occupant.
That odd feeling centers my thoughts on Quinn. Sometimes that twinge is barely noticeable, sometimes stronger. I wonder what that means. For me, it is time to take time to think about Quinn, pray for her & thank God for the fabulous young woman she is becoming.
Quinn & I are connected. Truthfully, she could be my child…I say that because she & I have so many “weird” connections. Keep drinking all that water Quinn! You know how much our kidney loves its water!
Cheryl donated her kidney to Quinnlin but had originally stepped up and was one of 4 people to sign the paperwork to be tested. Back then she was our spare donor. While we knew Cheryl was a blood cross match to Quinnlin, we didn’t learn until Quinnlin was ready and Cheryl was tested that Cherly was able to donate. Cheryl never waviered and she never had a doubt that she would donate to her.
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