Monday, June 13, 2011

Here we go.

I just wanted to let you all know that tomorrow is the big day.

In the morning my mom and I are going into surgery.

It’s finally here and we are both ready.

I can’t wait to be through with dialysis. Actually, if all goes as planned, tonight was my last treatment. Giant Yay! Sprinkled with cartwheels! Yay. Yay. Yay.

I am sorry that these past several weeks have been boring around here. But, I’m excited just thinking about feeling good again, so it won’t be boring for too much longer.

Thank you all for your concern, for your wonderful emails, for your patience, and your prayers. I really appreciate all of it. 

My mom wanted to thank you, too.

From my mom……

P.S. I’ll try to let you know how we are doing through twitter. Big hugs.

UPDATE: The surgery went fantastic. The doctors couldn’t be happier with how we are both doing. My mom’s kidney started working right away which they don’t always do. Sometimes it takes a little while for everything to kick in. It was doing so well that I was also able to have the dialysis catheter removed before I came home. Thank goodness. I couldn’t wait to have that thing taken out. I’m home now recovering and so is my mom. She’s doing great, too. We are just both very sore. You know, when I had my first kidney transplant almost 19 years ago, I stayed in the hospital for almost two weeks. But this time I came home after four days. Just amazing. It’s really good to be home. Anyway, I just wanted to give you a quick update. Thank you all again for leaving such wonderful messages. We’ve both enjoyed reading them and it’s made the last few days even brighter.

Christine Wong said...

Thinking of both you, and wishing the best your way!

June 14, 2011 02:21 AM
veronica said...

Best of luck from norway!! Get well soon Bakerella! You are sutch a big inspiration, and you have the most beautiful smile <3
We will pray for you <3

June 14, 2011 02:27 AM
Lora said...

Wishing you both successful surgeries and speedy recoveries..with sprinkles on top.

June 14, 2011 02:28 AM
Ashley said...

I hope you guys come through surgery & heal fast. God bless the both of you and you are in my prayers.

June 14, 2011 02:29 AM
Ivana said...

good luck!!
big hug!

June 14, 2011 02:33 AM
Paula said...

God bless!!!!!

June 14, 2011 02:33 AM
Eva said...

My best wishes for you both. I am sure you’ll be doing great in a couple of days. Good luck!!

June 14, 2011 02:46 AM
Alison said...

Good luck and lots of good vibes on their way. I’ll be thinking of you both!!

June 14, 2011 02:48 AM
Belky said...

I will be praying for you both.
May the recovery be speedy and the Dr.s be blessed with clear minds.
Love you both.

June 14, 2011 02:50 AM
Anonymous said...

Good luck and god bless!!!!!

June 14, 2011 02:51 AM
Hanna said...

Best of luck to both of you for successful surgeries and speedy recoveries! I’m sending good wishes and positive thoughts your way!

June 14, 2011 03:02 AM
Vered said...

Good luck dear! I’m sure everything will be perfect!

June 14, 2011 03:08 AM
Corinna said...

Wishing you both well, thoughts and prayers with you guys! May God hold you both in the palm of his hand! Good luck and wishing you both speedy recoveries.

June 14, 2011 03:11 AM
Amanda said...

Yay! Best of luck – we’ll all be thinking of you and your sweet mom. :)

June 14, 2011 03:11 AM
janiece said...

as the recipiant of a heart transplant, I know what an amazing day tomorrow will be for you.
And it does get better!!! Take it easy, heal up and give your mom an extra hug from us.
Praying for a speedy recovery.

June 14, 2011 03:13 AM
Jacki said...

Sending Love, Light and Prayers for your Big day… have been the BIGGEST inspiration to me….may God and his Angels be with you and your Precious Mom !

June 14, 2011 03:14 AM
Lisa said...

Good luck to both of you! I hope much love and care will be with you two for the next few days! <3

June 14, 2011 03:16 AM
DeeOne said...

I pray that both your surgeries would be successful. Looking forward to hearing the good news

June 14, 2011 03:20 AM
Amanda said...

I hope it goes well for you both. I didn’t realise you were a Christian and I’m very happy to discover this. May the Lord watch over you during the operation.

June 14, 2011 03:21 AM
Martha said...

I wish you the best, please always stay strong…

June 14, 2011 03:22 AM
Lorelei said...

Sending get well quick wishes and much prayer for you and Mom!

June 14, 2011 03:29 AM
W.O (Egypt) said...

My best wishes for you both. speedy recovery.

June 14, 2011 03:30 AM
Linda said...

I will be praying for the surgeons and that their hands are guilded by God.
I’m so happy that you will finally be done with this and what a joy it must be for you to receive your mother’s kidney and for her to give it to you. I know the two of you were close before but this has to be strengthening that bond even more!
I’ll be praying also for a speedy recovery for you both!
God is good. God is good all the time!

June 14, 2011 03:42 AM
Marina Ferrer said...

Praying for you and your Mom.
Good luck dear

June 14, 2011 04:00 AM
margy said...

Every thing gonna be allright
I will pray for you and your mom
God bless you and mom
love and health

June 14, 2011 04:01 AM
Cindy S. said...

You both will be in my prayers, as well as those who are taking care of you. This will be a new beginning, and all will be well!

June 14, 2011 04:03 AM
Becky W. said...

Best wishes and good thoughts sent to you and your mom!! I hope you feel 1000x better after this and what a wonderful mother you have!!

June 14, 2011 04:09 AM
Kathryn said...

Thinking of you – hope it all goes well.

June 14, 2011 04:15 AM
Joyce said...

I am praying for good healing for both of you and that Angie’s kidney problems will be over soon. May Christ continue to encourage and strengthen both of you. So great that you trust Him too.

June 14, 2011 04:17 AM
Jaye said...

Best wishes to you and your mother~ I look forward to hearing about your recovery!

June 14, 2011 04:19 AM
Lindsay said...

Good luck! I hope everything goes well and you both recover quickly. Hope to hear from you soon!

June 14, 2011 04:20 AM
Anita Fredericks said...

I love your posts – you are so unbelievably creative & talented! I bet this journey shines an amazing new light on your pathway… may it be bright & golden. My very best wishes to you & your Mum… speedy recovery.

June 14, 2011 04:20 AM
Emily said...

Thinking of you and hoping all goes well.

My mother in law had a kidney transplant 10 years ago now and had a wonderful result. It completely changed her life and she is now very healthy, happy and active, with no ill effects whatsoever…

June 14, 2011 04:20 AM
Sarah said...

best of luck to you both, you’re so brave and you and your mom are a great inspiration :) x

June 14, 2011 04:31 AM
Sophie Locket said...

I hope the the surgery is problem free, and that both you and your mum will recover a quickly as possible!

June 14, 2011 04:34 AM
Etta said...

..I’m with you, praying for you…
a big hug..

June 14, 2011 04:44 AM
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June 14, 2011 04:46 AM
E from the mediterranean said...

wishes for good luck with the operations and speedy & full recovery for both of you from(almost) the other side of the globe.

June 14, 2011 04:48 AM
Kerry-anne said...

All the best for what will be looked back on as a beautiful day.
Love to you and your family. Look forward to hearing from you very soon :-)

June 14, 2011 04:50 AM
Lisa Ryan said...

No greater gift could a mummy give her daughter. You are an inspiration. xxx

June 14, 2011 04:54 AM
Tani said...

best of lucks for you. best wishes!!

June 14, 2011 04:54 AM
ruth said...

my best wishes for you and your mom,plenty of positive thoughts,everything is going to be all right.

June 14, 2011 04:59 AM
Pedita said...

Good luck, congratulations, and wish you all the best. Quite a journey ahead but at least you know what you’re in for. We’ll be thinking of you!

June 14, 2011 05:05 AM
Joana said...

Dear Bakerella,

Wish you all the luck and love for this big step.
We need you to inspire us with all delightfull things that you do!!

Love from Portugal,

June 14, 2011 05:07 AM
Paulette said...

You both will be in my thoughts and prayers. Everything will be fine I feel this in my heart and soul. Lots of love. Paulette

June 14, 2011 05:15 AM
Tamsin said...

Good luck to the both of you. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

June 14, 2011 05:20 AM
linda said...

friends do not have to say “sorry”…& since we are your virtual ones…we are THRILLED & ever so HAPPY for you!
thoughts & prayers continue for you & your dear mom.
positive energy flowing your way!!

June 14, 2011 05:51 AM
Lilian M said...

Sending my prayers and well wishes for a healthy and speedy recovery for the both of you! It was great meeting you AND your mom last October in Santa Monica @ your book signing. Will definitely be looking forward to the next time we see both of you again, happy and vibrant and back in your groove!

June 14, 2011 05:54 AM
Dagny Asta said...

good luck!!!

June 14, 2011 05:55 AM
Lugene said...

God’s richest blessings be yours as you submit yourselves unto the hand of the “Great Physician”. Praying for you today.

June 14, 2011 06:00 AM
Melissa Thomas said...

Praying for you both!

June 14, 2011 06:01 AM
loretta said...

You are both in my prayers along with your doctors for a flawless procedure and a speedy recovery. Mom, your right, God is awesome, and he is giving you the opportunity to give life to your precious child a second time! I can ‘t wait to see your next unique ideas

June 14, 2011 06:02 AM
bobbie said...

God’s blessings to you & your mom..we indeed have an awesome God..may He continue to embrace you both in His loving & healing arms…

June 14, 2011 06:05 AM
Gretchen said...

Good luck! to you and your mom! I’ll be thinking about you.

June 14, 2011 06:06 AM
Tanya McNae said...

Thinking of you both , and i hope for a speedy recovery.xx
God bless

June 14, 2011 06:11 AM
Mama Rita said...

Bless you and your wonderful mama.

June 14, 2011 06:15 AM
Laina said...

Hoping everything goes well for you both!

June 14, 2011 06:17 AM
C said...

Best of luck. I’ll have you both in my thoughts.

June 14, 2011 06:27 AM
Mary said...

Big Hugs! Will be thinking of you two, and sending many many well wishes your way!

June 14, 2011 06:27 AM
Amy L said...

Sending good wishes from Tucker, right around the corner from your favorite store Cake Art! Here’s to a speedy recovery for you both.

June 14, 2011 06:27 AM
alissa said...

Happy day! Sending good thoughts , speedy recovery and BIG HUGS to you both.

June 14, 2011 06:32 AM
Meg Nelson said...

Prayers to you and your mom for a successful surgery and recovery.

God bless.

June 14, 2011 06:33 AM
Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

I’ll be keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers today, Angie. Stay strong!

June 14, 2011 06:36 AM
laure said...

mille pensées!!! j’attends de vos nouvelles!!! A très vite

June 14, 2011 06:36 AM
Anonymous said...

Best of luck with the surgerys. Waiting to hear from you both soon!

June 14, 2011 06:37 AM
Melizza said...

Wishing you and your mom and speedy recovery!

June 14, 2011 06:39 AM
Kerry said...

Praying for both of you today – and through your recovery! Can’t wait to have you back in the office and online, back to normal. Woohoo! {hugs}

June 14, 2011 06:39 AM
Gina said...

Wishing you both all the best. You are in my prayers. My grandfather had a kidney transplant many years ago and I can tell you it was an amazing life changing experience! Best of luck for a speedy recovery to you both!

June 14, 2011 06:40 AM
Micki said...

First time commenter/long time reader just letting you know that I am praying for you and your mom and that by the time you read this, you’ll be feeling so much better and on your way to fast recovery!!!!

June 14, 2011 06:41 AM
Tammy said...

Sending prayers your way!

June 14, 2011 06:43 AM
Marie in Va said...

Lots of prayers for you and your mom and the doctors and nurses making you better!!

June 14, 2011 06:46 AM
coren said...

My prayers will be with you and your incredible mom and blessings to both of you! Good luck.

June 14, 2011 06:48 AM
Kathy said...

In 2008 I donated a kidney to my husband. It truly is a gift of life. You, sweet mother, are giving your child that gift again. What a great God we serve that blesses those we love with a second chance at life. I will be praying that both you and your daughter heal quickly and that your futures are as fabulous as my husband’s and mine are. God bless you both.

June 14, 2011 06:54 AM
JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

hugs and prayers,


June 14, 2011 06:58 AM
Tracey said...

Our prayers are with you! Love ya!

June 14, 2011 07:06 AM
lois paulo said...

big hugs to you and your mom. lotsa prayers that all goes well. looking forward to hearing all is ok and ready to do those cartwheels.

June 14, 2011 07:07 AM
melanie said...

Woot! Woot! You and your mom are in my prayers. As much as I would look forward to your treats each week, don’t dare apologize for being sick and having to take care of yourself more than writing little love notes for us fans. We know you’ll be up to full speed soon, for now, relax and take care of yourself.

June 14, 2011 07:09 AM
bridget {bake at 350} said...

Keeping you both in my prayers. Praying for your speedy recovery…and lots of and lots of “I’m off dialysis” cake pops! ;)

June 14, 2011 07:10 AM
Birdycake said...

Sending healing vibes and thoughts . Good luck with the surgery and may everything go well . Blessings .

June 14, 2011 07:10 AM
Anne said...

Praying for you, your Mom, the doctors & nurses. I’m glad that soon, you’ll feel better and will be off dialysis. Best Wishes and {{Hugs}}.

June 14, 2011 07:11 AM
Diane S. said...

So glad you both posted this, have been wondering about you. Prayers for both you & medical stafff. Also for quick recoveries.
God Bless!!

June 14, 2011 07:11 AM
Tammyrvt said...

Good luck, Godspeed, and may the force be with you!! Hugs!

June 14, 2011 07:13 AM
homeschooler said...


June 14, 2011 07:13 AM
Alohacookigirl said...

Wishing you both a speedy recovery and long healthy future filled with Cake Pops!

June 14, 2011 07:14 AM
Jermaine said...

Praying for you Bakerella!! Looking forward to good news :)

June 14, 2011 07:19 AM
Patti said...

Oh, wow….

How exciting! I’m so happy for both you and your mom, Angie. What a beautiful post.

My prayers continue to be with the both of you.

June 14, 2011 07:23 AM
Amy said...

Wishing you and your mom the speediest of recoveries.

June 14, 2011 07:27 AM
Lisa Lou said...

God bless you both! Our prayers are with you!!!!

June 14, 2011 07:29 AM
Tina said...

I’d wish you good luck but you don’t need it. You Got This! Big Hug!

June 14, 2011 07:34 AM
Teddie said...

Our prayers are with you! We can’t wait for you to feel better, I love your site! Aren’t moms the best ever?

June 14, 2011 07:35 AM
Jackie said...

Best wshes for a speedy recovery for both of you!!

June 14, 2011 07:38 AM
Ingrid said...

Wishing you & your Mom the best of luck and a safe recovery to you both xx

June 14, 2011 07:47 AM
Peggy McCurry said...

Keeping you and your mom in my thoughts today and saying prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Hugs!

June 14, 2011 07:48 AM
aussiemarina said...

sending prayers your way for the big day…………….for a quick speedy recovery and to get you back bouncing and baking for us…..your fans from across the world…….a big fan downunder in australia

June 14, 2011 07:52 AM
Andrea said...

Wonderful news and my prayers will be with you both and the medical staff for a perfect procedure/recovery !!!!

June 14, 2011 07:53 AM
Connie said...

Thinking about you both and praying for your family. You are amazing and I hope you are feeling better very soon. God bless you both!

June 14, 2011 07:53 AM
Nichole said...

Good luck to you & your mom!! Wonderful day and great days ahead for sure!!!

June 14, 2011 07:54 AM
Ivette said...

Im so happy , I know all this gonna be for your good. Make you strong, and make you wise. Things always have a purpose. God will be with you in your cirgury, he gonna hold the Dr hands, and you and your mom gonna be ok, You got an entire comunity praying for you and sending to you both good vibes, So still strong, still confident in God promises, and youll see the miracle.. love and hugs for you and the brave woman named Sandy. God bless you both :)

June 14, 2011 07:55 AM
Erika said...

Huge prayers going out to you! Good luck! You are so lucky to have your mom! I’m so happy for you guys today! My prayers will be with you all day long!

June 14, 2011 07:57 AM
Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

Sending you prayers and lots of positive energy. Know that you and your mum are being thought of this part of the world, too. I know you’ll both fight everything and come back ship shape. Love!

June 14, 2011 07:59 AM
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