Thursday, November 8, 2012

Calling In The Calvary!!


Changes... Part of life, right?  Well, here at the River Damsel Headquarters... things might never be the same.  You see, there will be a little down time for me as there are things at the home front that require a bit of attention.  But, I would never leave you high and dry... No, in fact, it might be better than ever around here on the old blog site!  Ha!  One of the perks of blogging is that you meet many great people that can write and entertain the reader.  So, the "calvary" is coming!!   I have a great line-up of gunslinging guest posts coming up for the next few weeks while I play "Nurse Nightengale"...  I thank those that have been gracious enough to keep this boat afloat the next few weeks.  You will really enjoy it... I promise!  So, check back every couple of days for another exillerating... entertaining and high quality read...

Ok...this isn't Dave..
It's my friend from Wyoming! Ha.
Here... I found him.  Yep, a Blue's Brother.


Now about my temporary "hiatus" for the next few weeks.  After four years of kidney dialysis, my hubby, David will be receiving a new kidney from his sister Cindy.  She has come out from Tennessee to donate a kidney next Monday.






So, a new chapter unfolds.  One that will give David a better quality of life.  We thank Cindy for her selfless, compassionate heart in helping out her brother.



David has always met the challenges of health straight on.  Cancer at an early adult age, followed by Stage 2 diabetes, and then End Stage Renal Disease.  New horizons and new adventures await.  But, let me show you how we got here...





 This was the scene two months ago...  A fundraiser for David.  Our neighbors got together and put on a most successful event to help curb the costs of the medications that David will have to be on after the transplant.  I have never been so humbled... The hard work and service that was involved in this Garage Sale/Bake Sale/Silent Auction...  INCREDIBLE!  Thanks to those that participated in every way!  = ) 


Donations came in by the truckload and went out by the truckload!  Couches, stoves, washer/dryers, dining room sets, roll top desks.  Homemade bread, cakes, cookies, six long tables of baked goods...gone!  A silent auction for weekend trips at a chalet near Brighton resort,  guided rock climbing and rappelling in Moab, and beautiful paintings and artwork.   All donated.  It was simply amazing... Fortunately, the two neighbors that put this on in their front yards had a large parking lot across the street. (An equestrian trail through the canyon)  Came in very handy...


Of course, the scones with honey butter and the shaved ice were a nice addition...

It was certainly a day to remember...

I will see all of you in a couple of weeks...

Until then, enjoy the great line up of posts starting in a couple of days...

22 comments:

  1. You and David will be our thoughts and prayers. Keep us posted when you about how things are going.

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    1. Howard ~ My dear Cofisher... I appreciate those sincere thoughts! We will definitely keep you posted via FB. Thanks for your support as always...

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    2. I'm glad you understand what I was trying to say...cause I didn't!

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  2. I certainly hope the best for your family.. Prayers-

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  3. FT ~ Thank you so much. There can never be enough prayers through life!

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    1. Brian - You know, I forgot about the heart valve they put into him a few months ago....Heck, whats one more surgery....

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  5. The very best to you and David.
    God Bless.

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  6. While everyone is taking care of your husband after his surgery, don't forget to do some small things for yourself. It will help keep you sane, which I'm sure Dave would appreciate.

    Hope all goes well with his surgery.

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    1. Ken - Ha! You mean hair and nails??? You won't have to twist my arm there! Thx, buddy.

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  7. Jeri Simms-MastersNovember 9, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    You, David, and Cindy will be in my thoughts and prayers. I wish him a speedy recovery and an excellent quality of life.

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  8. best wishes all around...........keep your chin up.

    ka

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    1. KA ~ I don't think there is going to be time to drop the chin, if you know what I mean!

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  9. best wishes for you and David - speedy recovery!

    Joe

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    1. Joe ~ Nice to have you drop by... Thank you for the well wishes. We certainly would like the time to fly by as quickly as possible! = )

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  10. God bless you and your family! I will pray for David, what an amazing guy. I hope that he will find healing and peace and that the operation will be more than just a success.

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    1. Brian ~ Thanks so much for the thoughts... Very nice of you.

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  11. I'm sending prayers your way, speedy recovery David!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! I appreciate that very much. Only one more day now...

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  12. RD
    Gald you pointed me to this post, friends and family are hard to beat when one has through what David has. So gald it is working out for him to get the much needed transplant. Thanks for sharing an uplifting post

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