Thursday, December 8, 2011


My husband has his new kidney! His transplant took place on November 22nd. We spent Thanksgiving in the hospital, again, but he was feeling much better this year!

Everything went really good. His brother was able to donate and they are both doing really good. Since we were stuck in a hotel for almost 3 weeks, I got a lot of work done on their quilts. I am now officially 50% finished! I just have to keep the momentum going. However, it's back to real like with the kids, activities, Christmas, etc., etc., etc., etc! I will get these finished though! I'm just not going to promise exactly when!

































Saturday, November 5, 2011

Getting Closer

That could be said both of the transplant and these quilts! My hubby's brother has his appointment with the transplant next week! IF all goes well there, we could actually have the transplant done around Thanksgiving! That's my vote. If I'm going to have to miss a holiday with my kids, I would rather it was Thanksgiving than Christmas.

So, I'm working hard! I still have a LONG way to go on these quilts. I have lots of blocks cut or prepared for applique, but I have to find the time to actually work on them. Oh well. One day at a time! One day at a time!


Friday, October 14, 2011


I have to get busy! I've been trying to work on Miracle Jane whenever I possibly can, but I just haven't been able to get it going. However, my sweetheart is on the path to getting a new kidney! His siblings were all tested and passed the first stage. We decided to stick with his brother, so he has moved to the next stage of testing and yesterday we received the news that he is a match! WAHOO! So, we could potentially have a kidney in the next month or so. It probably won't actually happen till December and possibly January, but either way, I HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO to get their quilts finished in time. Although, when he does go for the transplant, I will have about 3 weeks of living in a hotel room. So, I suppose I can always work on the blocks there! My machine will definitely be going with me!
Anyway, thanks for your thoughts, your prayers and your support. This project has been a HUGE comfort for me. It's been a way to release the build up without burdening my sweet hubby when he's already got himself to worry about. Thanks for "listening" and providing a shoulder to lean on!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Where did the summer go!?!

I can't believe that I haven't worked on my Miracle Dear Jane from 2 months! Where did the summer go!?! Life has been a roller coaster! My dear hunny has been dealing with not only dialysis, but debilitating headaches. They're right up there migraines. Nausea, vomiting, the whole kit & caboodle!

Then to top things off, when I went to my annual physical, they found problems with my liver. After waiting 6 months and finding that most of the function came down, the bilirubin had not. After an ultrasound, doc pretty much thinks I have fatty liver disease (well, he didn't say that, but hinted at it). I have NEVER had an alcoholic drink in my life and now I have the same disease as an alcoholic. What!?! Fatty liver is literally what it's name is. Except that the fat isn't the same as the fat that gets deposited everywhere else. So, where does it come from? The jury is still out!

I have to change my lifestyle for the next 2 months and get tested again. If it's working, then we'll go a year and test again. If it doesn't work, I have no idea what the next step is. AGGRAVATION!

When my hubby was put on dialysis, they handed him a book that had EVERYTHING he needed to know about his disease. Me - all they told me was to eat a low fat diet and detox my liver. Let the research begin!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


It's definitely not perfect. But as I learned in a class once - BDTP! (Better Done Than Perfect!)