It’s a Sexy 6-Way

Wow, this was an amazing week, one of the busiest weeks of my life- I have no clean clothes and haven’t unpacked from my weekend travels!  But it’s been a memorable and amazing week filled with love, excitement, growth, gratitude, laughter, new and old friends, family, Rob, and unsolved mysteries being solved!  I’ve slept in 4 different beds this week in 3 different states, but that’s not what this 6-way is about (fortunately/unfortunately?  You can decide that on your own).

It’s been 7 months since I donated, and the last I heard about what happened after my kidney flew to TX was back in January.  That’s when I learned that the chain was at least 3 transplants long and still going.  Well this week, I heard confirmation from the Transplant Team that my chain is ended and was 6 transplants long!

So this is what that looks like (with other peoples names, this isn’t my chain)…..

6WayKidneyExchange_rev2

The knowing of something, anything, about the details has been amazing to learn, it just helps me visualize what actually happened.  There’s a start and an end to the physical part of the journey, and now I can picture my kidney family.  So who are they?  There’s me, I kicked it off.  Then there are 6 sick people who were in need of a kidney, 5 who had loved ones who wanted to donate to them but couldn’t, so they donated forward so that their loved one could get a kidney from somebody else. How fucking cool is that?!  It’s phenomenal knowing the extent of the energetic connection I have with this group of 12 people, who I will forever be connected to, and may never lie eyes upon.  It’s just beautiful and it fills my heart with joy.  I can’t begin to describe the feeling….

Some clarity that came to me this week that I am excited about is that I want to speak about my experience professionally, and do that with my dad. We are each others biggest fans, and will have fun with this.   One day we will do a Ted Talk about this (hear that universe?!).  It doesn’t even need to be about kidneys, depending on the audience, it can be about the fact that if you have 2 of something, you should give one away.  And feel fucking phenomenal about it!

PEACE 🙂

LJDL

One thought on “It’s a Sexy 6-Way

  1. I’m so happy to see that it wound up being 1 6 chain transplant event! I know you were anxious to hear any news and this was great news! So proud of you Laurie and love you very much! Doree

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