I gotta tell you, I know in my soul that I’m not this selfless. I’d do this for one my daughters, for sure, and most likely, I’d do it for my siblings . . .
. . . but Pam Courts is finally getting a kidney and Bernice Davis is donating it.
Bernice has gone through months and months of testing and evaluations. This is to make sure the donated kidney is compatible with Pam’s but also to ensure Bernice will recover completely.
The surgery is on January 19.
Leave comments here to show your love and praise and support for them both. Comments will be forwarded by email to both Pam and Bernice.
I have big news for those of you who haven’t heard yet. 😉 I have been chomping at the bit to tell everyone the name of the person who is donating their kidney to me. She wanted to tell her family first. So today she said it was okay to share. She is doing an amazing thing. She has gone through months of tests and evaluations. She deserves to be showered with praise and support. She also could use some extra assistance for the next couple weeks. And the super donor is… Bernice Davis (Tom Davis’ wife)!! I feel better now.
Well, the countdown is on… my kidney transplant is in only 5 more days. I appreciate the cards and prayers more than I can express. People have asked if there is anything they can do to help. There are only a couple things I can think of right off hand. A couple gas cards to help cover gas my trips back and forth to the hospital 3+ days a week. The other is food. I anticipate that it’s going to be tough trying to get around and cook the first few weeks. (They said a small pillow and a belly binder are going to be my best friends! Oh my!) Sam is a great help and will be driving me to the doctor (I’m not allowed to drive for at least 6 weeks) but he’s not much for preparing dinner. Lol (Although he makes sandwiches including a mean peanut butter and jelly! Lol) Light, small things to eat like soups, pudding, jello, applesauce, fruit, salads, muffins, sandwiches, etc. would be helpful the first few days. Cathy Czubek is organizing a meal train for people to know what days people could help on and what kind of things I’m allowed able to eat. Cathy had me put a styrofoam cooler on my porch that people can put the food in so it can be contact free. My immune system will be suppressed so I have to be super careful with any exposure to others from now on. If you can help us out with a meal or two, Here is the link. https://mealtrain.com/yelol1. If you have questions, you can contact Cathy through the email listed on the site. Thanks for everything, guys. Thanks, thanks, thanks! We’re almost there!