So, for those of you who are interested, I am finally on the tranplant list! After a week of testing at the Mayo Clinic, we now know that other than kidney failure, there's not a damned thing wrong with me.

The next step is to get one of my two cousins who've volunteered tested. Keep your fingers crossed that 1) they're still willing to donate a kidney and 2) at least one of them is a match.

If everything goes well, the doctors at Mayo said it could happen by March. That would be a wonderful birthday present, I think.