Exceptionally ordinary. That is how I feel 6 days out from being blessed with a renewed existence. I realize cognitively that I should be honored, excited, nervous and relieved… and I am… but the emerging mundanity of my daily coaching conversations with clients, writing, study and prepping for time away from home predominates. I have been keenly aware the last few weeks that distance between what I expected/”should” feel and where my actually thoughts swirl.
With that said there is new strange nascent preemptive loneliness as I eat-out, go to the movies, and head to the store for the “last” time for a while. We are planning on my quarantine to last to the end of the year as we get the -Acceptance- drugs (again reframing immunosuppressive/anti-rejection to something of merit). I bought masks and hand sanitizers this morning; the new armor of my new world.
I begin my first Rx tomorrow and thus we are at zero-hour regarding face-to-face visits. Facebook, phone and zoom calls will be the way to go now. This is a serious and necessary precaution. So while we need and gratefully appreciate your support, love and good vibes don’t have a range. Kenzie and I have a call list and our hope is those that have propped us up will continue to do so by sharing and spreading updates so that Kenz can focus on Bennett.
I am in awe of Anna’s experience and continue to be honored by my journey with her. I'm planning my recovery training and am curious how things will progress. I am researching Iaido and other Japanese Budo sword arts as I think this will allow me to remain a martial artist and a focus on self-mastery while avoiding the rough contact that is anathema now. These are musings and far from plans.
Anna Cannington has offered to be part of this program. As a kidney donor with a nephrologist brother (not to mention next level human) she will be able to provide unique insight into "other side" of the transplant process. It is particularly apt for her to join up as she is Dustin's Donor. To schedule a conversation with either of Anna or Dustin just connect with either of us!
Dustin was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy (Berger's Disease) in early 2007. He and his family know well the struggles that come with suffering kidney failure, dialysis and the transplant processes. Born from these fustrations and Dustin's love of strengths-based coaching (centered on what is best in people) comes the Kidney Koach program. This NO FEE program is for Renal patients, their families and nursing staff that want support, understanding and a little help on the path.