TOMORROW … is the first day of the rest of my life.

First, thanks to all my friends, my church, my work, and family who have walked this road with us the last couple of years. Going into tomorrow with SO many people from around the world and all faiths making up our great cloud of witnesses brings much comfort and confidence.

Second, folks have been asking for details of my hospital stay. I check in to Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla tomorrow at 8:30 am. Surgery starts at 11 and should last 3-4 hours. I’ll be in ICU overnight for observation. If all goes well, I’ll be moved to a regular room Wednesday morning. Then classes Thursday afternoon to teach us what our new normal looks like. Discharged Thursday night.

No visitors (except family) and NO flowers – they carry bacteria and won’t be allowed in the transplant unit. When I get home, we’ll know if visitors are allowed.

I think that’s it. Just trying to get last minute work and details covered today. My donor, Emory, and her family are coming over for dinner tonight. We’ll be drinking chicken broth while everyone else has real food.


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