kidney transplant

THAT photo

In which I decide that 5 am is still early but *NOT* too early.  One of my outreach classes gifted me a photo of me doing storytime and, baaaaaybee, I need an old priest, a young priest, the power of the heart-shaped herb, and a new training plan because oooooh hell no; I hardly recognize myself! When I examined the…

Renewed Strength: My Guide to Working Out Post Kidney Transplant

We’re getting back on the road…or not. A week or so ago my nephrology team gave me the go ahead to work out and I was so all, “It’s on baby!” Ambitious Rachee planned to either ride my bike daily or go for walks (which would lead to wogging which would lead to running and then lead to a race),…

Post Op Things: Returning to Work and Letting Go of Guilt

As I prep for the week, I realize that working through my feelings is something that I need to lean into and allow to happen. It’s uncomfortable and quite a feeling but as my friend said, I am a new woman built for shenanigans and with extra parts. 

The Call

In which I get a kidney! A few weeks ago, I had my regular clinic appointment and my nephrologist and I were talking about the D word. While I wasn’t stoked about doing dialysis, I had resigned myself to what was going to be my new normal and did what obsessive me does: googled the heck out of what other…