Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Beginning of DeWayne's Vanderbilt Journey

Well, today was the beginning of DeWayne's Vanderbilt Transplant Center's Journey. DeWayne has been listed at UAB for the last 1-1/2 years. Which he had his first kidney transplant at UAB back in 1999. That kidney worked great lacking one month being twelve years. We never had any complaints at all about their program. We still don't. The reason we're pursuing a transplant at Vanderbilt now is their wait time is considerably less than UAB. UAB has a wait time of 6-8 years and Vanderbilt is 3-5 years. If they approve DeWayne and place him on the list, then we will be able to transfer his time from UAB to Vanderbilt which will put him higher on the list. The fact that he's had a previous transplant will also put him higher on the list because once you've had a transplant you're harder to match due to antibodies. It seems like a very overwhelming process, but they've made it much easier. So, hopefully we'll hear something soon.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Amazement of Awards Shows

DeWayne had a couple of friends (Brad and Andy) over Sunday night. They were playing this game they play all the time called World of Tanks. Which was a great thing last night....because that meant I could watch the Golden Globes without hearing him complain about having to watch an awards show. In general, I don't think men like awards shows. Which doesn't really make sense to me because of all the beautiful actresses. We as women like to say we watch the awards shows for all of the gorgeous dresses....well truthfully all I have to say is Bradley Cooper was looking really pretty last night.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Do you Zumba?

How many of you have tried Zumba?? Ever since we got our Playstation fixed I have been wanting to try Zumba on it. We also love the Singstar brand. Well, we found Singstar Dance last week. So, I thought I would try that and if I liked that...then I would try to find Zumba for PS3. Well, I love the Singstar. But, I thought I would try to learn some basic steps first. So, I found some instructional videos on You Tube. Wow, it just furthered my view of how little rhythm I have. But, I WILL NOT be defeated. I want to try something that doesn't feel like a workout.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Wishing for Love all through the Year

Well, the Holidays have come and gone. They crept up on me again this year. It seems the older I get, the quicker the year goes by. Before long, it will be time to celebrate Valentine's Day. I do so love the holidays but Valentine's isn't one of my favorites. I love the decorations but not the particular day. Don't get me wrong....anyone that knows me, knows that DeWayne is my life. But, I hate the fact that so many people take this one time and maybe their anniversary every year to let the love of their life know how they feel.  D you know how I know that DeWayne loves me beyond measure? It's not because he tells me ten times a day. It's because of the little things. Just last night for instance....he was eating pistachios and he LOVES pistachios. I love them too, but it's difficult for me to open them. So, DeWayne surprised me with bringing me a handful of shelled pistachios. That's just one of the examples of his love for me. I just wish people in general would show their love for one another every day of the year like DeWayne and I do.