Valley Fever Voices: Valley Fever Survivor Series

It was 2 years back to back, around this time I had Valley Fever occurrences. Makes me thankful that this year I got to enjoy a Hawaiian vacation but the days leading to our departure was scary as I had to monitor symptoms and have routine surgeries literally just 2 weeks before I left. Valley fever is something I now have to always monitor with … Continue reading Valley Fever Voices: Valley Fever Survivor Series

Throwback Transplant Stories – (1)

“‪#maribelskidneystory‬ ‪#‎tbt‬ // “I waited five years for THE CALL. Those first couple months ‪#‎posttransplant‬ was really like being in a dream. Because of an organ donor, I got to enjoy my friend’s wedding with the glow of new health, from harmonious functioning organs. No pain, skin discoloration, or puffiness. I remember dancing the night away. It was a beautiful day when I was able … Continue reading Throwback Transplant Stories – (1)

3 Year Kidney Anniversary

Today marks the 3 yr kidneyversary to the kidney chain I was apart of. I have wrestled with what words to even say today because it’s bittersweet since my gift is failing. But I celebrate the fact that I’m still here. After all I’ve gone through I know I’m a walking miracle &this gift will to be an extension to my life. I will forever … Continue reading 3 Year Kidney Anniversary

The Kidney Update

It’s been a while since I posted any health updates & I feel it’s time to share. I’m usually very open but this was something I wasn’t ready to go through.Unfortunately the infection I had damaged my transplant. After several hospital stints my kidney could no longer function without the help of dialysis. The past couple months I transitioned to home dialysis & had to … Continue reading The Kidney Update

2 Year Kidneyversary

Today is a special day it’s my 2 year Kidney Anniversary. This is like another birthday to celebrate. Something that has given me the ability to live a better quality of life. Even though I have been having it rough I really don’t know what my condition would be right now if I hadn’t had a donated kidney. When I received my kidney transplant my peritoneal catheter for dialysis was … Continue reading 2 Year Kidneyversary

Kidney Story in the newspapers

Oh wow this is my transplant story and had no idea 8 people was involved. This is soo amazing I can’t even express what I’m feeling right now! Also, SF Chronicle in todays paper~ Four lives saved in complicated kidney swap at UC Davis Medical Center – Medical News – When an altruistic stranger arrived at the UC Davis Medical Center with a … Continue reading Kidney Story in the newspapers