I admit that I was not looking forward to this week of work. Last week we went on a wonderful vacation to Louisville, KY where our older son Josh attended Rajon Rondo's basketball camp. It was a fun family time and we also were able to spend time with our friends the Storandts, as their son Nick also went to camp with Josh. I took Monday to regroup before my return to work yesterday(Tuesday). I love my job, however since I will be there just four days this week before I leave for surgery, I knew it would be a crazy week. So like I said -- I wasn't looking forward to it. But today when I got to work and saw the surprise waiting for me, it made my day -- actually it made my week! My friend and co-worker Laura, who was the one that brought Sara and I together, brought me a kidney cake. Yep, a kidney cake! It was a marble cake with the REAL frosting(which I love) and it had a frosting kidney -- complete with veins! The cake read, "Thanks! You're the Best! No Kidning!!" I LOVED IT!! How awesome! And you know what else? She even brought ice cream to go with it! Laura -- you are so thoughtful. And I am so grateful!!
Sara and I also received copies of the articles that were written by a freelance copywriter for Marshfield Clinic/Security Health Plan about our transplant. The plan is to put out a press release on Monday, so hopefully our local papers will pick up the story. I love to bring organ donation into the spotlight, so I am hoping our story will do that.
One week from tonight Mike and I and Sara and Craig will be settling in for the night at our hotel in Madison just a short walk from UW Hospital. What will our thoughts be that night? Will we be nervous? Maybe. Will we be freaking out? I doubt it. Will we be excited? DEFINITELY! This day has been a long time coming for both Sara and I, and yet as of the day of surgery we will only have known each other for exactly 2 months! I believe we have talked, e-mailed, or chatted on Facebook almost every single day since the day we first became aware of each other. I feel like I have known her forever. And I know we will be friends -- forever.