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Michael B.

Kingston, Massachusetts
Hi, My blog is about my experiences while awaiting a kidney transplant. If you would like to share your experiences as well, please do do. Michael
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March 8, 2012 - World Kidney Day! by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant I was trying to come up with something witty for today, since today is World Kidney Day 2012!  But I know it is more of a day to poingnant and somewhat direct.  Now, if you ... Read on »
February 10, 2012 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant This past week I had an incredible opportunity to tell my story at Harvard Medical School. It all started back in June of last year…several days after the transplant, ... Read on »
January 11, 2012 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant It’s been a while since you have heard from me.  As you may know, my mom had been very sick, fighting cancer, so my attentions have been with her and helping her in her last ... Read on »
December 13, 2011 - Six Months And A Promise To Mom by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant Six months ago, I was looking out at the world sort of through a prism.  A prism, as you know, takes what we see and distorts the original image many images…many different i ... Read on »
November 24, 2011 - Thanksgiving by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant Giving thanks is something that many of us take for granted until we are slapped in the face with a real life changing event.  If things are going well, we sometimes forget ... Read on »
November 14, 2011 - World Diabetes Day by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant Today, November 14th, is World Diabetes Day. I consider myself to be a fairly well informed Diabetic.  I try to stay abreast of all things Diabetes.  I want to know h ... Read on »
October 21, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant Tomorrow, October 22, 2011, marks an important day around the country.  No, it’s not a national holiday, but with as much success each year since its inception in 1992, perh ... Read on »
September 30, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant 26 Million ! 26 Million…this is how many people just in the United States have Kidney Disease…26 Million! I have to admit, before actually being diagnosed wi ... Read on »
September 26, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant Well it finally happened.  I knew it was just a matter of time.  But like most, I guess, I was hopefully trying to put it off as long as possibly could, and now realizing I ... Read on »
September 18, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant I was re-reading the post from last week where I talked about Dad, and a few more memories crept to the front of my mind.  Particularly, when we would take a ride ... Read on »
September 11, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant Today, America stops to remember and honor the 2, 977 lives that were lost on September 11, 2001 (and on subsequent days due to injuries or illnesses sustained that day), wh ... Read on »
September 6, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant Today, I saw Dr. P.  It was my three month post transplant follow-up appointment, one day shy of my actual anniversary.  I don’t want to say that the appointment was m ... Read on »
August 30, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant July 2, 1941.  To many, that date probably doesn’t have a whole lot of significance.  But to me, however, it does. On July 2nd in 1941, one of the greatest men to ever ... Read on »
August 17, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant As most of you can tell by now, Linda was pretty special in my life.  Linda was probably my first real hero…ok, so Jim Rice from the Boston Red Sox was maybe my original her ... Read on »
August 14, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant To this point, my focus has been primarily been on my kidney disease, the resulting transplant, and now life after the transplant.  I have alluded to the fact that my kidney ... Read on »
August 10, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant As I have come to find out over the last several years, your kidneys, play a huge role in how the rest of your body functions, not just as it relates to Diabetes and Kidney ... Read on »
August 3, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant As I was in sort of a reflective mood after I wrote the last posting, something caught my eye as I got up from my desk.  It was a medal Tommy received after he finished this ... Read on »
July 28, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant From about the age of two to the age of thirteen, just about every kid enjoys his or her birthday – the parties with all of your friends and family; the cakes (sometimes you ... Read on »
July 23, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant This is a posting where I risk being a little too graphic, which is not my intention, but nonetheless it is part of the transplant recovery process story that should be told ... Read on »
July 18, 2011 by Michael B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Transplant After going through what I went through six weeks ago, as many of you have before me, even a simple follow-up trip to the doctor can be a little nerve-wracking. Wh ... Read on »