Thursday, May 5, 2011

Kristi and Lefty

It's my six month anniversary since Lefty and I got together. We met under unusual circumstances and the relationship was rather one-sided since Left really took a liking to me but I didn't really care for him being around. It was a rough first few months for us but it seemed to be only me and my closest friends and family who could see how hard it was for me to accept Lefty because of everything that had happened. Most everybody else seemed to think that Lefty and I were just perfect for each other and acted like everything that happened was just the most wonderful thing in the world. They just didn't understand but I was very grateful for the friends and family I did have who could understand and were there to support me.

After six months, though, I think I might be warming up to Lefty a little now. He's been a very good kidney and the more time that passes from when we met the better I feel and the more I like him. I can only hope that we are able to spend many, many years together and that he will never need help from dialysis or decide to quit altogether. I'm looking forward to our one year anniversary with great anticipation.


And that was very lame but I didn't want to let my six month kidney-day pass by without writing about it and I didn't feel like writing some melodramatic spiel about how it only feels like yesterday, I can't believe I've made it this far, I'm doing much better now than I was last month, etcetera, etcetera, blah, blah, blah. 

So I wrote this silly story instead, as if Lefty were really a person (the LS stands for Lefty Stevens just so you know) and this is our relationship for the past six months in a little nutshell. Who knows, maybe I'll write a children's book on kidney transplants titled something like "The Adventures of Kristin and Lefty" :-p

On a slightly more serious (and happy) note: I do not have to take the painful, blood thinner shots anymore *insert loud cheering and applause here* and I will be able to drop another medication. *more cheering and applause* I have another appointment at the OU transplant center this Tuesday (the 10th) and this will be my last appointment with them (if everything checks out fine) for the next couple of months. Eventually, I'll only see the transplant surgeon once a year for maintenance and will be seeing a regular nephrologist (kidney doctor) for all of my check ups. 

And thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you've been leaving the past couple of posts. They make me smile to see and I enjoy reading them very much, even the little ones! :-D Thank you for all of your prayers and support that you have been over the past year and especially the last six months as I continue to get back up on my feet. I appreciate y'all more than you'll know and I'm very grateful for you being in my life.

Me and my Dad   :-)


  1. PTL! You're making great steps in improvement and I am SO glad!

    I thought the story was cute. =) Keep it up, Lefty!

  2. I'm glad you and Lefty are warming up to each other. I'm a fan of Lefty since he means you'll be around longer. :)

  3. Lol! Great perspective :)