Thursday, August 20, 2009

Changes are coming!

The past 2 days have been pretty busy.. preparing my room to go back to school and spending the last few days of summer with the family... I wish it could be summer forever, but.. part of me is looking forward to the routine part of school that summer lacks!

If you haven't read the previous posts about the current status of our situation, you might want to go back and read it.. otherwise what I'm about to tell you might not be as exciting!!!!

As I was walking out the door to go to school yesterday, the nephrologist here in Cols called.. of course I thought the worst.. thinking results from Neil's blood work came back and he has high cholesterol or something.. because there really isn't anything else for his office to call us about...

No.. the news was farrrrrrrr from bad.. in fact the news was almost as good as finding a match!!!!!! The coordinator was calling to tell me that OSU is back in-network with UHC and she will refer us to OSU for the transplant, if I'd like her to do so!!!!!!!!

As soon as the referrals are made and UHC approves it all, we will be working with OSU to complete the pre-transplant testing! This also means.. no more trips to Cincy, no worrying about driving 2 hours for pre and post transplant testing, no worrying about who will watch the dog, no worrying about any of the things that have stressed me almost to my wits end since this all started! YES, I was extremely mad at OSU for what they did to us but the convenience of having it all here in town, is a HUGE stress-reliever!

I told her YES, to please send the referral ASAP. I have learned my lesson too.. I will be ALL OVER OSU this time.. calling and making sure they have it and are doing what they are supposed to be doing! I hung up the phone and cried the biggest draining cry I think I've ever had! I came inside to Neil and he was scared because he later told me, I looked like I was about to tell him someone died! It was happy tears and a HUGE release for me so I'm sure I was a mess!

So... I'm calling them tomorrow to start bugging them because I will not let them drop the ball this time... we can't afford it.. the clock is still ticking! Thank you everyone for all the good thoughts and prayers.. keep em coming though because this process is far from over! :)