I’m Donating a Kidney to my brother

Those that know me, know that for the last couple of years ive been trying to donate a kidney to my older brother.

Hes been on dialysis for around 5 years now. I lost 80kg to be able to do this, and have gone through rigourous testing. I’ve had to battle a retarded genetics Dr amoung lots of other things.

So finally now 3 years later, its happening. I head up to Auckland on monday, where we will try and sort out WHO is paying for the hotel. Talk about battling govt departments. They have booked somewhere for partner and kids to stay but cant agree whos going to pay for it. So unsure if we even have a place to stay monday night.

Tuesday 19th I go into hospital. Weds 20th at 7am they take me away to surgery, 3 hours later i come back with 1 less kidney, and hopefully alive. Then they take my brother into surgery, and 3 hours later he comes back with 3 kidneys (they dont remove his other 2, just give him an extra).

Friday I should be able to checkout of hospital, and then i get to hang around for another week in Auckland being somewhat bored and healing.

Im planning on doing the Harbour Bridge walk over if Im up to it. Debating if ill take the bike, or walk it (depends on if the kids go). Walking is good for recovery from surgery so encouraged. Thats probably the option ill go for.

Anyway, I may not update my website much in the next bit of time for that reason, but im taking my ipod and cell and i’ll be on twitter at http://twitter.com/velofille

  • Wowzers, that is amazing.. You are truly a one in a million person and from what you’ve written, it sounds like you have all been through a *fairly* tough journey to make this happen :o(

    I’m crossing my fingers and toes for all of you to come through with the operations being a success!

    I won’t be around in Auckland next weekend for the Harbour Bridge walk but I’ll be thinking of you guys during the week and will keep an ear out for your updates..

    All the best wishes, you are an inspirational person and I’m sure your brother is too, Nicole

    • Anonymous

      Thanks!, No doubt ill be bored and posting lots of twitter updates πŸ™‚

  • Wowzers, that is amazing.. You are truly a one in a million person and from what you’ve written, it sounds like you have all been through a *fairly* tough journey to make this happen :o(

    I’m crossing my fingers and toes for all of you to come through with the operations being a success!

    I won’t be around in Auckland next weekend for the Harbour Bridge walk but I’ll be thinking of you guys during the week and will keep an ear out for your updates..

    All the best wishes, you are an inspirational person and I’m sure your brother is too, Nicole

    • Liz Quilty

      Thanks!, No doubt ill be bored and posting lots of twitter updates πŸ™‚

  • Nic

    Good luck to both you and your brother. My daughter-in-law had to undergo three transplants in her 23 years of life. I’m somewhat familiar with the system’s idiocy.

    You did very well to lose all that weight and keep fighting the bureaucracy!

  • Nic

    Good luck to both you and your brother. My daughter-in-law had to undergo three transplants in her 23 years of life. I’m somewhat familiar with the system’s idiocy.

    You did very well to lose all that weight and keep fighting the bureaucracy!

  • Bart

    All the best – voted for you at ben.geek.nz, go freeeview!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks! I wasnt even joking on my en try either lol πŸ˜€

  • Bart

    All the best – voted for you at ben.geek.nz, go freeeview!

    • Liz Quilty

      Thanks! I wasnt even joking on my en try either lol πŸ˜€