My husband had the 'call' at 2.20am on Monday morning. There was a kidney with his name on it, albeit from a deceased donor. He went for his dialysis as normal in the morning and his operation was at 10.00pm that night.
He came through the operation successfully and when visited today he was sitting up laughing and joking.
Unfortunately, the kidney has not started to function as yet and they say it could take up to 3 weeks to start, but at the moment they are not concerned and I am just grateful that he has had this chance. There are all too many that don't make it.
I just wanted to say that the call can come - he was on dialysis just short of 4 years and we did wonder whether it would come at all. He is a Jamaican born 70 year old and we need more donors from the ethnic minorities.
To all out there still waiting - your time will come and I will pray for you all.