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  1. #1
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    Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Next Wednesday I will undergo six hours of tests and interviews to determine my viability to be placed on the kidney transplant list. To say this is one of the most important days of my life is an understatement. Not getting on it means I continue on dialysis as long as it works and then that is it as they say. My doctor believes that I will get on as all my numbers are where they should be (for someone with kidney failure). Today I found out two of the pre-tests were waived! Either way I won't quit. That will never happen!
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeePride1967 View Post
    Next Wednesday I will undergo six hours of tests and interviews to determine my viability to be placed on the kidney transplant list. To say this is one of the most important days of my life is an understatement. Not getting on it means I continue on dialysis as long as it works and then that is it as they say. My doctor believes that I will get on as all my numbers are where they should be (for someone with kidney failure). Today I found out two of the pre-tests were waived! Either way I won't quit. That will never happen!
    All the best to you!!! Hoping you get on that list and that you find a donor quickly.

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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Wow - definitely a huge week! Sending you good thoughts and a huge hug Rick!

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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Just wanted to say good luck, we're all counting on you.

    (But seriously, we all love you here and can't wait for you to get your life saving transplant)

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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Thanks! I told the doctor how many people volunteered to be tested and he was shocked. He said with that many odds are very high that there will be a match! Now to get on the list and hope the person(s) that match follow through.
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Good luck and good vibes and good health and good everything to you!!!!

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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Quote Originally Posted by RYMASTER or Ryan_Yankees View Post
    Just wanted to say good luck, we're all counting on you.

    (But seriously, we all love you here and can't wait for you to get your life saving transplant)
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Wishing you all the best. Good, positive thoughts coming your way.

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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Glad to hear the great news. Good luck with everything!

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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Both terrifying and awesome, Rick. Awesome because you have so many people supporting you, because your odds of a match are good - and because, once it's done, you've got a good working kidney again, which will change your life.

    It'll happen, and it'll work.
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Good luck, Rick.
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Best of luck buddy. I know finding a kidney match is much easier than bone marrow. I pray things go smoothly for you.

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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Best of luck, Rick. I can't imagine the anxiety you are going through.

    (as always, you're in my prayers)
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    You're a good egg, Rickster. I'm sending my good vibes your way, as always.

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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Good news for you is always good news for me. I hope that you get onto that list, and that a kidney match is found for you. Keep up the good fight, my man. We all love who you are here, and how honest you are about yourself, your team, your city (including nearby communities), and state.
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Best of luck! I'm sure it will work out!

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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Thank you everyone. And of course we are getting a major snow storm that day!
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Rick, Best of luck to you as you start this new journey! I wish you peace.
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeePride1967 View Post
    Thank you everyone. And of course we are getting a major snow storm that day!
    How far are you from the hospital? Maybe they will reschedule?

    And also: GOOD LUCK!

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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Prayers offered, Rick. Hang in there.
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Quote Originally Posted by xenadanielle View Post
    How far are you from the hospital? Maybe they will reschedule?

    And also: GOOD LUCK!
    45 minutes and they will have to cancel but I pray they don't. I will leave at 2 am if I have to. I really want to get this done!
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

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    Prayers offered, Rick. Hang in there.
    Thanks Lou!
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Good luck! I'll definitely be thinking about you. Hope everything goes well.

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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Thank you all. Today is the big day!
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    Re: Big week for me. (And that is the understatement of the decade)

    Fingers crossed!
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