Waiting for the Call: What needs to get done at home before you go?

Posted by Colleen Young @colleenyoung, Jul 15, 2019

Recently, we asked the Transplant group members to share their tips in the discussion Packing question: What did you have ready for “the call”?

Along with a lot of great packing tips, several of you mentioned things that need to be done at home in preparation for the call (i.e. pay bills, arrange for someone to mow grass, shovel snow, etc). I’d like to gather your tips again to help others who are waiting for the call.

When you know you’ll be leaving home for an extended period, but aren’t quite sure when you’re leaving, how do you prepare the home? How do you prepare family members?

What should be on your checklist?

@rosemarya

@auntval, I want to follow up to your original post where you said that you had questions about being a living kidney donor. Did the informatioin that I shared provide you with answers to some of your questions? Are you still thinking about living donation?

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Thank you, Rosemary. I am still working toward the possibility of being a donor for my niece. There were several issues on my end that needed to be addressed before we could start the testing process. I am almost there. Thank you for checking in.

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@auntval

Thank you, Rosemary. I am still working toward the possibility of being a donor for my niece. There were several issues on my end that needed to be addressed before we could start the testing process. I am almost there. Thank you for checking in.

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@auntval
I will keep in in my prayers. Living donation is such an amazing gift. I am so in awe of donors and I truly think they represent the best of humanity. I just saw my donor last week and she reminded me that she walk a mile a week after surgery…overachiever! 🙂 All my best to you.

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Here is an event for those who are in the Mayo JAX area. I am aware that some of you – @flagal22, @tiffersann, @tiffersann – are in the JAX area.
If you are able to attend, I would like to ask you to tell me something new that you might have learned or experienced by a person-to-person discussion?
Liver, Kidney, Pancreas Transplant – Second Chance Support Group
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/event/liver-kidney-pancreas-transplant-second-chance-support-group/
I am in central Kentucky, and we hope to have rain tomorrow to break our drought. How are you doing in Florida? Has any of the rain and storms and flooding over the summer had any effect on your current health?

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You shared invaluable tips about how to prepare when you're waiting for the call for a transplant. We took those tips and made them into a video to be shared on Mayo Clinic's app. The video is on YouTube and can also be shared on social media. Look how your tips on can now help thousands of other soon-to-be transplant recipients.

Do you see your tips? What tips would you add?

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