To answer the burning question: Joe is doing GREAT! He has been having weekly labs done to gather data on things like white blood cells and billyrubin (hey, isn't that the kid I went to my 5th grade winter dance with?) and for the first time since forever before the surgery, 100 percent of the measurements came back normal. He expects to try returning to work in May.
In January 2006 I successfully donated half my liver to my brother, Joe. This blog began in November 2005, when I was just a hopeful donor candidate, and continues today as a vehicle for sharing my experience and building community among past, current, and would-be live organ donors and transplant recipients. Thank you for stopping by. All content on this blog, including images and text unless otherwise cited, is copyright (c) 2005-2007, Becky Waller. All rights reserved.
In 2007 I founded the Greatest Gift Foundation, which provides information and support to living organ donors throughout their transplant experience. I'm in Minneapolis, when I'm not traveling the country meeting with transplant teams. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.