Aurora’s 2nd Kidney Donation Attempt

If you happened to miss the saga of the first time I tried to give a kidney to a stranger and you’re interested in reading that, you can check it out here.

And if you just want a recap of everything thus far, you can read this post.

Otherwise, read on. Thanks!

    Aurora trying to give a tough look in the mirror
  • Part 1 – Getting My Cardiologist’s Approval – First, the EKG
  • Part 2 – Getting My Cardiologist’s Approval – Then, The Echocardiogram
  • Part 3 – Prepping For Big Kidney Day
  • Part 4 – No Sleep Before Big Kidney Day
  • Part 5 – The X-Ray & Getting To The Education Session
  • Part 6 – Donor Education Meeting
  • Aurora giving a face in a hospital gownPart 7 – Blood Pressure Screening & Meeting the Social Worker
  • Part 8 – Trying To Say As Little As Possible To The Social Worker
  • Part 9 – No, I Don’t Want Kids – The Social Worker Interview Continues
  • Part 10 – No, I Don’t Want A Husband Either – The Social Worker Interview Continues
  • Part 11 – Finishing Up The Social Worker Interview (Which Wasn’t Bad At All!)
  • Part 12 – The Psychiatrist Lays Out Interview Plans
  • Part 13 – Did You Know A Rejected Kidney Is Not Removed (I Learned That In My Psych Interview)
  • Aurora trying to look like a badass with her arm bandPart 14 – The Psychiatrist Looks Into The Likelihood Of A Good Outcome
  • Part 15 – A Memory Test!
  • Part 16 – The Thought Test Continues – What Do a Tree & a Fly Have In Common?
  • Part 17 – The End Of The Psych Interview
  • Part 18 – Finishing Big Kidney Day 1
  • Part 19 – I Was Late To Day 2 Of Big Kidney Days? Uuuuugh.
  • Part 20 – The CT Urogram
  • Aurora De Lucia with messy hair at the primary care doctor

  • Part 21 – Meeting With The Nephrologist
  • Part 22 – The End Of Day 2 Of Big Kidney Days
  • Part 23 – I Already Knew About The Lump (And That It Was Nothing)
  • Part 24 – The Mammogram
  • Part 25 – Reflecting On My Ohio Bitterness – Part 1 (Am I Afraid What She Said Was True?
  • Part 26 – Reflecting On My Ohio Bitterness – Part 2 I Hope Not!
  • Aurora looking out from behind her arm

  • Part 27 – Timing the 24-Hour Urine Collection
  • Part 28 Peeing In Cups… From a Coffee Shop
  • Part 29 – Turning In The 2nd Urine Collection & Waiting For Results
  • Part 30 – The Test Results Phone Call
  • Part 31 – The Part That Broke My Heart
  • Part 32 – The Results Don’t Feel Good
  • Part 33 – Okay, So What’s Next?
  • Part 34 – To The Primary Care Doc

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