June 1, 2010

I'm listed

I went through the mail looking for my name. I've been waiting for something. Asking myself each day, if today is the day. I'm not sure why I was so anxious to get a letter that would only lead me to more waiting, but I was. As soon as I saw my name with the name of the Intake RN I knew what it was! I was like a kid at Christmas, ripping open the envelope.

"Congratulations! You have been added to the UNOS liver waitlist. Your official list date is 05/25/2010. "

It was finally here. I guess I was expecting to feel some relief, knowing that I was listed. But panic would be a better word. I feel rushed to make sure I've got my plans laid out. So many decisions to make, questions to ask and preparations to be made. And all the while not knowing when the call will come.

Here's to more waiting!


  1. I just found you on the Mom's blog list. I'm so happy I did. My son just received his "new to him" kidney back in January. I'm thrilled you are officially activated and hope you get your page yesterday. :) Good luck to you!

  2. That is wonderful news! I would be in a panic now too, I guess you never know when you are going to get that phone call huh? Good luck!

  3. Congratulations!! I hope your wait isn't too long!