One Year Anniversary!

Posted by insidersguide @insidersguide, Feb 26 8:39am

Today, I'm celebrating with Sally, the lovely woman who received my living donation one year ago! She had a 3% chance of finding a suitable match! She's doing really well and I could not be more thrilled. I donated on behalf of my wife Susie who is also one year post-transplant and doing well. Our kidney adventure took place at Mayo Rochester, but both Susie's new kidney came from Jacksonville and my kidney was flown to Jacksonville. Amazing! Susie had many complications and then we were locked down in Rochester during the first wave of the pandemic. Can you imagine being at Mayo Rochester with almost no other patients? It was a ghost town. We were there for nearly eight months…giving me time to write the Second Edition of "Insider's Guide to Mayo Clinic: Expert Advice for Patients and Family from the Patient's Perspective." So glad the book is helpful to so many. Now, I'm writing the story of our kidney adventure at Mayo: "A Tale of Two Kidneys!" There is no place like Mayo! God bless you all!

@insidersguide
You're amazing! Just think every single person on the waiting list, all 100,000ish of them took one step forward because of your donation! Talk about making a positive impact with your life! Oh yeah and you saved someone's life! Just incredible! I am the blessed recipient of a living donor kidney and I can tell you first-hand it's like night and day. I feel like a new person, healthy, active… You truly represent the best of humanity! Thank you for sharing such positive news with us today. ♥️

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@insidersguide
You're amazing! Just think every single person on the waiting list, all 100,000ish of them took one step forward because of your donation! Talk about making a positive impact with your life! Oh yeah and you saved someone's life! Just incredible! I am the blessed recipient of a living donor kidney and I can tell you first-hand it's like night and day. I feel like a new person, healthy, active… You truly represent the best of humanity! Thank you for sharing such positive news with us today. ♥️

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Thanks Jolinda! Donating was one of the great thrills of my life! Just blessed I was healthy enough to do it at 70!

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@insider
How you feel after donation? How was recovery? Any big changes? How does it feel to know you saved someone's life?

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