Sixty years ago a plastic surgeon made history when he successfully performed a kidney transplant. That plastic surgeon paved the way for many to experience second chances with the help of organ donors: deceased and living.
This last July, I gave my plastic surgeon husband my left kidney to save his life after a vaccine almost took him away from us all. I am happy to report both of us are doing GREAT! In addition to receiving my left kidney, he also inherited my sweet tooth and low blood pressure. We have decided to stay out of work during this recovery and plan to return in 2015. His recovery has been remarkable. And, it is true what they say that it is harder on the donor: the donor had to take care of the recipient!
My husband wrote a tribute to me in which he shared on his blog. He published this article on the eve of our surgery at UAB:
I would like to thank all of our plastic fantastic friends and family who have followed us through this process. The Plastic Surgery Community is solid gold!