It's not WHO I am, it's only A PART of me.

My first dialysis treatment was on January 20, 2004.  The treatment I had this morning will hopefully be my last.  Appropriately, pictures from today, my last treatment, and over three years ago, from my first ever treatment.  Do you know what I see in both these pictures?  Just me - not the machine or my scarred arm, just... myself.  I'm still me and I haven't let this journey take over and define me.  I can't say its always been easy (it hasn't) or scary (it has been) or trying (more than anything) but its been a journey I've been happy to be on.  It's been part of my life, part of who I am, but still not WHO I AM.

I would be lying to say I wasn't a little sad today to be saying 'goodbye' to my nurses and fellow patients, but I'm ready to move on.  I'm at peace with what lies ahead.  I'm ready.

Now I just have to be brave...

I'm so proud of you Krissi. You are an inspiration to me. I really hope and pray that everything goes well tommorow and you start off with a new slate of health. I either never read or maybe you never posted but where are you recieving your transplant? If it is here in Pinellas County I would love to try and drop by in the following few days. I don't have much to give but let me know if I can be of any help. Whether it be taking Alek and Destiny somewhere to play or cooking a meal for you guys! I'm here for you as you are for me! ♥

All my thoughts and prayers to you Krissi. See you soon!

Awww, Robin, you're so sweet :) Thank you!

Doug: Thank you... see you soon!

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