Wednesday, August 12, 2009

'the squeaky wheel DOES get the grease'

I was going to blog about all the craziness that I've had to deal with the past 2 days but I really don't want to relive it by regurgitating every little boring detail, so I'm attempting to let it go...

Just know that the saying 'the squeaky wheel gets the grease' came true for me. I spent the past 2 days engulfed in emails, text messages and phone calls between potential donors and the pretransplant nurses trying to find out why nothing is moving along. Apparently after I squeaked enough, the 'lost' paperwork was 'found' and things are moving....

In fact.. they're moving so much that we've discovered 1 of our potential donors is not a candidate at this time. Rest assured, the hospital is not allowed to tell us which one, or why but being as the current group is all close friends, we know why and it's all good. No hard feelings or anything.. just very grateful that the person wanted to be tested in the first place!

So.. I had started a list of people who had told me they wanted to get tested but quite frankly, I didn't keep up with it enough. So if you're reading this and you would like to be added to our list, please send me an email and let me know. They can only work with 4 people at a time and only 1 has been declared ineligible. I do have a list of a few people but I figured I better take this opportunity to 'solicit' more people.

I do understand it's a big decision and a commitment so I understand if no one offers. I would do it in a heartbeat but it's going to be hard enough on us with him having the surgery, let alone me being down and out with surgery too.

Thank you! :)

1 comment:

  1. I know how hard it is to have a day like that and not want to relive it. That is why I started blogging so I could type it once and not have to repeat the same story over and over. Better to put it out of your mind and move on to a better day!

    I am VERY glad to hear you have so many people willing to be tested. When we first knew my husband needed transplant, we had many offers but when time came to be tested, almost every person backed out. We have had people turned down, and some tested and matched who decided against it. I think you are wise to be open minded and hope and pray that someone out there who is a match will be willing to do such a wonderful thing. Lifelink's slogan is "donate life" and I have never thought how true that really is until recently. All my best to your family!
    -amy hoefling