Hello again

I can’t believe I’m writing another post without a single picture in it, but I wanted to take a moment to tell you how completely overwhelmed I’ve been reading all your prayers and beautiful words of encouragement. It’s taken me a few days but I have read them all … all 4,400+ of them. Wow!!! I’ve smiled and cried and felt so lucky to have this blog that connects us all. Thank you.

While reading, I was moved by so many of you that share similar stories. And even more overwhelmed by offers to be tested to see if you could be a kidney donor for me. That is so amazing. I don’t even know how to process it yet. Asking that of anyone is something that does not come naturally to me. It’s very difficult to even accept that gift from my mom if she turns out to be able to donate. And hopefully she will. But your offers are so special and kind and generous of heart that I had to make sure you all knew that I did read them and whether or not I could ask that of anyone, I wanted you all to know how honored I am.

There were an overwhelming number of comments from people that know someone with kidney failure or on dialysis or with a transplant or even their second or third transplant. Too, too many. My love goes out to all of you and your family and friends as well. It’s a tough thing.

March is National Kidney Month and I believe April is National Donate Life Month. With everything going on with me lately, I find it hard not to mention that. Please take a minute to think about organ donation. So many people are on waiting lists and will be for a long time.

Okay, the good news is I came home from the hospital Tuesday night after 18 days. Finally. Yay! I’ll be on a different journey for a while, but one that I’ve been on before. Dialysis. I won’t go into all the details, but basically I will get four-hour treatments, three days a week. Kind of a bummer. But hopefully it won’t be for too long.

I also wanted to let you know that I still plan on posting as I go through everything. I want to keep things as close to normal as possible. It may not be on a schedule, but it will be when I can. And of course … cute.

P.S. – I want to say hi to all the first time commenters. Hi there! Big hugs. I’m so happy to hear from all of you.

And now I’m off to read 18 days of emails that I wasn’t able to check while I was in the hospital. Help.

P.S.S. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  1. So glad to hear you are home. You are in my prayers.

  2. Good to hear that your back home … take care!

  3. God bless you and I am glad to hear you are home from the hospital! Sending lots of prayers your way!! xoxo

  4. Hi Bakerella,

    I’m tearing up – I read this post and was just PRAYING for something good going on for you— I was reading some of the comments and got so teary- such wonderful people here with big hearts… I know this is something serious, as I wrote to you in an email about my friend donating a kidney to his sister years ago… You are such an upbeat and positive and GOOD person, no wonderful person.. I can’t even believe this is happening to you and it breaks my heart. I pray that your mom is a match and that you will have a successful transplant… I’m routing for you– You are my hero!!!
    Stay positive…
    Love and hugs and prayers,

  5. Just now getting caught up with your blog. Wow. What a journey you’ve been on. So glad to hear that you are home!

    My Dad is a kidney recipient, donated by my cousin. What an amazing experience it was for our whole family. And how special it will be if your Mom is able to donate one to you. It brought my cousin incredible joy to be able to give the gift of life. I’m sure it would be that and so much more for your Mom, as well.

    Praying for you, especially as you start dialysis. Take care of yoursef!

  6. I’m so glad you’re home! Take care of yourself, and find something fun to do during your dialysis – I have to say that, as a knitter, the first thing I thought, after “12 hours! that’s a lot of time!”, was “I hope she knits!” ;-)

  7. I’m glad you’re feeling better. I’ve never posted before and thought of posting the other day, but then felt a little odd. My first thought was, “oh what if I can give her one of my kidneys?” Then I remembered that my kidneys may someday fail after spending a couple months in the hospital with multiple organ failure thanks to pneumonia (not positive but we believe from swine flu). I may not know how dialysis affects a person, but I sure can sympathize with being hooked up to life supporting machines and have the scars to prove it.

  8. Welcome home! I have my fingers crossed that everything goes well for you!!!!

  9. Your strength and positive attitude are so inspiring. You are in my prayers during this waiting time and dialysis journey, as well as for a donor. You are loved and admired by so many. Keep smiling and baking and we’ll be cheering you on, Bakerella!

  10. Thinking of you and hoping all is better soon. You inspire happiness with your creativity. The world needs these small moments of delight right now!

  11. Hi! So good to hear from you, and that you are back home :)
    Thanks so much for the kind words to your readers…your website is such a bright spot in my day. I look forward to each post! Most importantly, take care of yourself. And please let us know when you find out if your mother is a match! I will be praying!

  12. Glad you are finally home. Sending many hugs and prayers your way.

  13. Hey-I am so sorry! I have checked your site a couple times and was wondering where you have been. I am so sorry about the visit in the hospital-I hope things get better and you can find a match. I am not as gracious as those who have offered a kidney-I’m kind of selfish like that… but I really, really hope things go well for you.

  14. Hugs to you, too! I’m always terrible at words and never know what to say. But if you don’t mind sharing, maybe blogging through everything will help you, to vent and get it out. I can’t imagine the stress you are going through and I know there’s nothing I can say that will make it better, but please know that we are all thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers. xoxo

  15. Glad to hear from Miss Bakerella!! You are still big in my prayers! We are huge fans at school and home. Lots of love and keep strong sister!!

  16. Glad to see a new posting :) Hope you’re feeling stronger, just know everything will work out! You rock!

  17. Glad to hear you’re home. I’ve not been a fan for long as I came across your site a few days ago, but reading your post and what your going through was sad. I’m sorry, and I hope everything works out. Sending many wishes and prayers your way. also, Happy St. Patrick’s Day.


  18. I’m so glad you are back at home! Sending big hugs and sprinkles!

  19. I’m still saying a prayer for you and your family. I just wanted to say again that having been a living donor almost a year ago (April 27th is our 1 year anniversary) – if you have any questions or just want to ask someone about the process I’d be happy to share with you or your Mom.
    I hope everyone who reads these posts will look into living donation – it is only a couple of weeks out of your life and years to your donor! The National Kidney Foundation web page is a good source of information – Got 2 Give 1!!

  20. Hi Bakerella! So glad to hear that you are feeling better!! Just keep that positive attitude up :)

    I am making some cupcake pops tomorrow for a sweet 16th Birthday party. I got your book for Christmas and have made regular cake pops twice but tomorrow I am going for it! I’ve been studying the book all week, and hopefully tomorrow it will go well :)

    While I make them, I will be thinking of you and praying that everything turns out ok!

    <3 Erin

  21. I am so glad to read that you’re home from the hospital. =D

  22. Great that you are in good spirits. Keep that positive attitude going. God is already working in your favor. Glad you were able to go home…You are in my prayers…God is good!!! Be safe and stay blessed

  23. You are amazing and I am praying for your strength. I have never been through dialysis, but I know people who have and I know it’s not easy. I have faith that you are strong enough to handle it though. Its weird, even though I don’t “know” you, I think of you every single day and pray for your recovery and I know you have many many many years left :)

  24. I don’t often comment but I just wanted to wish you well. I check back daily to hear from you. Feel better soon!!

  25. Thinking of you!!! HUGS

    Glad you are home.

  26. So glad you’ve finally made it home! Dialysis is DEFINITELY not fun, but it’s at least a step to keep you healthy. I hope you’re able to find a donor match soon and keep the process flowing!

  27. I’m so glad to hear that you are feeling a tiny bit better and that you are home from the hospital. It must be nice to be with your own things. I hope you find a match quickly and it’s an easy road!

  28. I am so happy to hear you are out of the hospital. My daughter Britt just told me about it, she was looking to see if anything cute for St. Patty’s day. She also had a transplant and is doing fairly well (thinking soon she may need a new one). We feel a special bond with you even though we only know you through your website. We are sending prayers your way and I hope your mother is a match. I was a match for Britt, it was the one thing I am most proud of doing:)

  29. YAY!!!!!! You are home!!!!! Thank you for taking the time to update us on your condition, you are such a blessing to all of us and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We smile when we think of you and we smile when we read your blog. Just looking at past cake pops fills our days with sunshine.
    Praying for a speedy donor and recovery!!

  30. I hope all turns out well! Do rest, although we all eagerly await the next cute post! Maybe we all (readers) can get some posts together for you… maybe share some recipes and pics of ours for something you would like to try! Then you dont have to do the work and you can just be the editor! hehe WE can be… um… guest bloggers? Just a thought! Feel better!


  31. Glad that you’re doing better – I hope your mom is able to be your donor :D.

  32. Yay…you’re home !!!

    Since I just popped into your blog fairly recently, I have a lot of reading to catch up on here so don’t stress over not being able to post as much as before…your health is so much more important than a blog…be well and I’m out here praying for you and enjoying all your older posts !


  33. Sooo glad to read your post I was very worried about you and have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! I don’t pot comments very often but I am an avid reader of your blog and love all your ideas!

  34. Be well, Angie; be very, very, very well, please!

  35. First time commenting on your blog, though I’ve been reading it for some time. While I can’t say I know what you’re experiencing with the kidney issues, I sincerely hope for the best possible outcome for you. Being sick in any way is never fun, so here’s to a quick, and painless (or minimally painful) recovery.

    And this may be a little random. I made your cake balls several times for my roomies and my friends and they all raved about them. I adore them as well – I can’t leave them alone once they’re drying! So thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes with everyone. It’s always lovely reading your blog and checking out the step-by-step visual process.


  36. I am so happy to hear from you. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and as SPRING arrives in a few days, may you be blessed with the hope and new life that this season brings. I’m already an organ donor. I’ve seen how important that is! I continue to pray for you. Stay strong!

  37. I was so happy to see you Tweet that you arrived home. I don’t have a Twitter account but after your first hospital post, I have checked through the “contacts” link here on this site.
    I know this is a difficult, uncertain time but you get past this.Your positive attitude will carry you through. With so many folks praying for you and sending positive healing thoughts out to the Universe, a donor will materialize and you will be restored to good health soon. Take care.

  38. Glad to here that you are home. My prayers are with you.

  39. Sweet Bakerella, my heart goes out to you. I hope you feel peace at this time and know that you are loved. The Lord has a plan for each of us and will never leave us all alone. Best wishes for all to go smoothly for you, and bright hope for your future!

  40. You deserve (and probably need) all the support you can get! Just wanted to say (as a former lab tech), make sure you collect your pee for a full 24 hours for those creatine/creatinine tests! Don’t cheat! Anyway, good luck and hope you get good news soon!

  41. I also wanted to simply let you know that I am thankful as well that you are able to be home. Praying that your journey goes as smoothly as possible. (((Hugs)))

  42. Bakerella! We’ve all missed you and I think of you often! I sincerely-SINCERELY-hope you make a speedy recovery. You said it’s hard for you to accept a gift such as a kidney from your mom but just think about it from her perspective–she has the honor of saving her little girl! What a special thing for you two to share! I know you would do the same for her.

    My prayers go up to the Lord for you to be cradled in his arms. He is always with you!

    God’s peace,

  43. So glad to hear that you’re finally home. Please take care of yourself and work on feeling better. You need all of your energy.

  44. I wanted to wish you the best as you begin this journey.
    Thank you for sharing this with us and prayers are on the way for you and your family.

  45. So happy to hear that you’re home! I keep checking for updates on how you’re doing and am happy to read some good news today. It appears perhaps you have the luck of the Irish with you this week :). Let’s hope for this week and the rest of your journey. Thinking of you!

  46. Big hugs and good wishes coming your way! You are in my thoughts…we all love you!!!

  47. Welcome home :) I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You have a lot of friends praying for you and you will get better!

  48. i am so glad your are feeling beter. today i made my brothers birthday party cak and it was hard work. i made 3 baseballs! i really hope your treatment goes well becase i love reading your blog and you are an amazing person. i hope you heel fast and soon. feel better.
    all my wishes jordana

  49. Happy to read this and wanted to also add we have been praying for you, too!

  50. I wanted to let you know that I’ve been thinking about you since your last post. I’m proud to say that ever since I got my first driver’s license, I’ve been registered as an organ donor. My state (WI) now has an online registry, and I signed up for that too. I think your donor would be thrilled to know that your kidney helped you for over 18 years. You have not let him or her down!

    Best wishes for good health for many more years, and many more years of cute treats!

  51. So glad you are home. Missing your cuteness! lots of virtual hugs and real prayers coming your way

  52. You continue to be an inspiration to so many of us. Please know that lots of people out there love you and are sending you love and prayers. Thank you for letting us follow you on your journey.

    Lots of love,

  53. Hang in there. Prayers are coming from us!

  54. totally just curious— are those YOUR cake pops Starbucks is now serving? (Hopefully you’re getting a cut of the profits, no?)

    Anyway, they were delish and perfectly kid-sized and I totally thought of you while we were there the other day. HUGS!!

  55. My big brother has been fighting the kidney fight for 8 years. This last Christmas he tried to take his life.. I can only imagine the journey your on.. Be blessed with a sound mind, and a peacefilled heart…

  56. Good to hear you are home. I’ve kept you in my thoughts and prayers and wish you the very best! Thank you once again for all the inspiration and joy you have brought! Hugs!

  57. You are amazing! You are an inspiration to all of us on so many levels. I am so sorry for what you are going through, but your strength and courage and positive energy is just incredible, and that is what gets you through tough times like these. Thinking of you and wishing you all the health and happiness in the world. xoxo Lauryn

  58. I had NO idea – and how sad is it that I thought this would be a St. Patrick’s post with adorableness overflowing and I would be a bit sad that I could never make anything so creative — but for a bit vicarious moment, here on your site.

    OH – I will be praying for you, you are such a dear and bring so much light, love and goodness to all!

    “May God give you…
    For every storm, a rainbow,
    For every tear, a smile,
    For every care, a promise,
    And a blessing in each trial.
    For every problem life sends,
    A faithful friend to share,
    For every sigh, a sweet song,
    And an answer for each prayer.”

    Gentle hugs to you!!


  59. Way to go Bakerella! You can’t keep a good woman down!! All good thoughts and prayers :-))

  60. I am glad that you are home. I have been thinking about you and hoping that you were able to go home soon!

    Thank you for all of your delicious ideas. My husband and son also thank you!

    My thoughts and prayers will be wish you as you travel on your latest journey.

  61. So happy to hear you are home. My God give you strength as you continue your journey to recovery. As you continue through this difficult time always remember there are lots and lots of people praying for you. Stay strong, stay hopeful and you will get through this.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!

  62. So glad you are home! Love reading your blog and hope that you are getting along well. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!!

  63. Still continue to think & pray for you often. Great to see an update. Sending you lots of postive thoughts & energy!!!! Hang in there mama.


  64. hi Angie,
    so glad you’re back home again.. like someone else said, I’ve been reading you for a long time and feel like you’re a friend that i’ve known for years. you’re in my thoughts and prayers.. also praying that your mom is a match.. you’re a strong woman, you’ll be okay.. hang in there hon..

  65. Sending all kinds of prayers your way! I make cakepops all the time now because of you and get so many compliments, but it’s all due to you and YOUR creativity to start this whole thing. I pray that soon you’ll be back to your old self and actually an even better version of yourself – healthy and happy!

  66. Angie,
    I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you. As I said on the post I too am doing dialysis. I am however, doing home dialysis. You really should look into it if you can. It is the nx stage program and you do dialysis f 5 days a week from anywhere from 2 1/2 – 4hrs. Let me tell you I feel 100% better than I did when going to a clinic. I am no longer tired all the time and have way more energy. check into it. I am telling you, you will not regret it if are able to do it.

  67. Oh Bakerella….I’ve been checking on updates for you, been so worried. I even put you on my wall on fb that my friends should pray for you. Hey, every bit does help. I’m so glad that you are home. Don’t worry about us, we’ll be here waiting on you. Please don’t over do it. Prayers going up for you.

  68. You deserve every comment, I hope you stay strong and the future is bright for you

  69. Thanks for reminding everyone about organ donation…I’ve been one for years and my family all knows how strongly I feel about the subject even though no one in our family has ever been affected by something like that. I hope you continue to approve and get your transplant soon! Everyone loves you!!!

  70. I have to tell you first i LOVE your cake pops… you have an absolute talent. I have being reading alot about you lately and I wanted you to know… I know what you are going thru with the kindey problem. I am 36 years and have had a kidney problem since im 4. I was on CAPD diaylis and have had three kidney transplants. I am currently doing AWESOME with my third kidney I will have this kidney transplant for 19 years. My heart goes out to you and If you ever need to talk Im here for you.
    You are a very talented women and I look forward to reading more about you and trying out all your recipes and your cupcake ideas.
    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the rest of us.


  72. I just wanted to let you know that I am keeping you in prayer. Please take it easy. Who cares how long it takes you to put up a recipe, just take care of yourself. Always know that Your fans love you!

  73. I’m so happy you got to go home and have a plan! Glad you are feeling better and I will continue to pray for you!

  74. I am SO glad to hear that you are home and on the mend (for now). I know that the future is hard and the road will be long, but a donor will be found for you soon. Sometimes people have important things to do in life, and yours are to spread joy with cake pops and now letting all of us and many more about kidney donation.

    Blessings to you on your recovery.

  75. Just catching up on your site, and was shocked to hear the news…but you have all of your fans wishing and hoping for you so hang on and let God take you were you need to be!

  76. I’m so glad you got to go home! It’s such a better place than hospitals. Take your time…we will be here when you get back to cute-ifying everything!

  77. 18 days!!! Oh goodness, so glad you’re home now!

  78. If you need a little smile, check out my baby’s cupcake themed two month old pics at my blog. They’re so cute!

    Sending smiles and hugs your way!

  79. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I’m sure you will find a donor soon… keep your spirit high!!! God bless you!

  80. My friend Jessica is going through the same thing right now. She is 27 years old and has had two kidney transplants since high school and may need another one within two years. I will continue to pray for you. You are awesome!

  81. Always glad to hear from you! I hope things work out! Keep us posted. We all miss you a bunch, and are wishing goods things your way :)

  82. I am SO happy that you’re home again. Keeping all of my fingers crossed that your mom is a match!
    This baking/decorating/icing covered Georgia Girl is sending all her good thoughts to YOU. :)

  83. Will keep on praying for you. Well wishes & sweet thoughts!!

  84. More hugs, thoughts and prayers for your recovery Angie.

  85. I have been checking every day for your progress and am thrilled to see you back. I hope you continue in your road to recovery.

  86. So happy to hear that you are home and back here, even if we have to share you with a dialysis machine. Many prayers, happy thoughts, good vibes, hopes for a speedy recovery and cake pop dreams being sent your way!

  87. Yayyyyy! Very happy to here you are Back Home! I hope you feel better very soon! xoxooxoxoxox!

  88. Sending you all the good vibrations in the world. I hope you have a very, very speedy recovery. We are all thinking about you! xoxo

  89. Here’s another comment for you to read! Thanks for sharing in your hospital adventure. I think we all have medical adventures one way or another, and we all somehow survived it, from either side of things. Anyways, I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for posting!

  90. Good luck with everything! Didn’t have time for pops this week, but added topper/picks to cupcakes twice this week with you in mind!

  91. My heart goes out to you! I have been thinking and praying all goes well for you. Glad to hear you are out of the hospital and hopefully soon on your way to recovery! Best wishes

  92. So glad to hear you have made it home. Take it easy, do things you love. All thinking of you and wishing you a donor.

  93. So glad to hear you’re out of the hospital, it’s great to hear from you again. You’ve been in my thoughts a lot lately. You’re an inspiration, and I don’t just mean a creative inspiritaion, although my waistline doesn’t thank you for introducing me to cake pops. Your spirit and attitude is amazing. Onwards and upwards!!! Much love xxxx

  94. Glad to hear you are home! Such fantastic news! Many hugs to you and hope your Mom is a match. Give her my best. Stay strong Bakerella – you will get through this! I’m just an email or phone call away, so let me know if I can help in any way. :)

  95. Happy to hear that you’re well enough to be home. Best wishes to you in your recovery – may it be full and soon! Love your clever ideas – you’re amazing!

  96. I am new to your blog, via Pioneer Woman Blog. I love your blog and will keep you in my prayers.

  97. Welcome home! I hope you get to stay there for a long time.

  98. I am so glad to hear that you are home. I know your journey won’t be easy but I can tell that you are a strong person and can handle what comes your way. I think that it is amazing that you are going to post through all of this and wish you only the very best.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and may the luck be with you now and always.

  99. Glad that you’re feeling better :)
    Happy St. Patricks day to you too

  100. Holding you close to my heart on this next part of your journey. ((((?))))

  101. Bakerella, you have been such an inspiration to me. I found your blog when a friend pointed me there, and I have been obsessed since then. You have taught me so much already, and I just love making your cakeballs :) I am a new baker, and you have made me realize how much I love it so thank you for that. I am so sorry to hear about all this, but so happy to hear that you get to go home and lead a somewhat normal life. My prayers are with you, and wish you a speedy and comfortable recovery.

    Thank you for being an inspiration :) God Bless <3

  102. …So happy to hear you’re home! Home Sweet Home!

    …It’s great to hear from you and I hope all is as well as it can be, I know with all this positive energy nothing but good can come of it.

    …We’re all here for you Miss B. and we love ya!

    …Big (((hugs))) & blessings too… :o)

  103. Have followed your blog for about a year. Bought 6 of your books for Christmas gifts. Would have loved to come to a book signing, but not one in my city. Check in almost daily. God Bless you and praying for a donor. You have given so much joy to others, now we can lift you up in prayer.

  104. So glad you are home! I will continue to pray for your whole situation to go as smoothly (and quickly) as possible!

  105. I’m a dialysis nurse any my heart goes out to you. Stay strong and good luck to you! You are in my thoughts.

  106. I’m praying for you during all of this. We all love you! I ate a cake pop at Starbucks the other day and thought of you. Take care.

  107. So glad you are home from the hospital. That’s a good sign at least. Lots of prayers to you! I absolutely love you and this site! :) I hope you start feeling better soon. I can’t wait to see all the adorable and cute stuff you will create! Lots of Love.

  108. I´m so glad to hear from you again, I´m sure you´ll get better in no time because there are tons of people praying for you, including my family =)

  109. I just read this post and your 12 days post. I am so sorry to hear that your kidney is not holding up. 18 years is a long stretch and I’m sure the donor is proud to know that he or she helped you live well for another 18 years so don’t be too hard on yourself that you are in need of another one. I am glad to hear that you are out of the hospital and I hope your wait for a new kidney will be sooner than later. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  110. I’m so glad to hear you are home; continued prayers that a match is soon found.

  111. Happy Saint Patty’s Day to you too, Angie! So glad you are able to be home! I thought when I was reading this post… how funny! Now she will have to read all the replies to this post!!! : )
    I am also amazed at the generosity of the people on your blog… isn’t that incredible! God is good.

    I have only had kidney stones, but I know its no fun to mess with the kidney, no matter what is wrong with it… so, I will continue to pray for your perfect donor match (hopefully your Mom) and your continuing health. Cause you have lots more creativity to share with us, which inspires me every time I see it! And I will do all I can to keep my kidneys healthy!

    Lots of love to you,

  112. So glad you are finally at home, hope you keep healing, Praying for your complete recovery. I’m pretty sure that everything will be as normal in your live. xoxo

  113. I have been checking the site and hoping for good news. So glad to hear you are able to come home. Keep us updated and keep updating while taking it easy. You are in my thoughts.

  114. So happy you are out of the hospital. While I know you still have a long road to recovery, being in your own home makes such a huge difference. Hopefully your own comfortable surroundings will help move the healing process along and help your spirits as well!

  115. So glad to hear you are doing better and able to go home.

    I’ll continue to keep you in my thoughts.

  116. So happy you are home!! I have been praying like crazy for you and will keep it up!!

    Many blessings~

    Kristy from Va

  117. So happy to hear you are home. May this St. Patty’s Day bring you lots of happy thoughts and loads of luck with maybe even a pot of gold! Keeping your spirits high is one of the greatest things we can do. You are in my thoughts and prayers! =)

  118. So glad to hear you are coming home. You seem like a genuinely wonderful, sweet person! Sending good vibes your way to get well soon… :)

  119. There’s no place like home:) God bless you on this journey. Hugs and prayers for you(and your mom too)! XOXO. Looking forward to more cute food!

  120. Woo Hoo! Glad you’re out of the hospital!

  121. I’m so glad you’re out of the hospital. I know dialysis is no fun but it is a lifesaver. Bring good books and good music and hopefully, it won’t be for too long. Sharing your experience will no doubt benefit someone else who is walking your path. Others will donate as a result. Thank you for that and for the gift that you are to all of us.

  122. Hang in there sweetpea. I know dialysis is absolutely draining but we are all sending up continued prayers for you. Be well and remember to find reasons to smile.

  123. When I told my husband last night that the person who writes my favorite baking blog and who wrote my cake pop book needs a new kidney, he was so sad! We are thinking about you and hope you recover quickly… not just because we want more baking eye candy, but because we honestly hope you feel better! We will continue to send positive thoughts your way and hope for a very quick recovery!

  124. So glad to hear you are at home! It is rough being in the hospital, especially for that long! Just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers.
    I so enjoy your blog- your posts always brighten my day! You are so very talented! Here’s hoping for a quick recovery!

  125. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers every day!

  126. so glad you finally got to go home! you are amazing and so strong. thinking of you!

  127. So happy to hear you are home and thanks so much for the update!! Hoping dialysis is temporary and that you are soon back to your everyday activities. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy St. Patricks day and looking forward to your posts as always. Take care!!!

  128. I’m glad you’re home- I still have you in my thoughts and prayers. Please stay strong.

  129. Glad you’re home Angie! I hope that things are resolved for you soon. It’s too bad we couldn’t all get together and fashion you some sort of kidney out of cake crumbs and cream cheese but I guess it doesn’t work that way… {hugs}

  130. It’s so good to hear from you! I’ve been checking your blog everyday to see if you’ve been able to post something new, an update about how you are doing. I’m so happy to hear that you’re home again, such great news that is! My continued good wishes and prayers that a donor will found quickly and that you will be back on track to good health again, soon. Thank you so much for taking your time to let us know how you are as I’m sure there are a million things for you to catch up on. God Bless You!

  131. :-) Good to see you back !!!

  132. Wishing you Wellness! I’ve found your site from going onto The Pioneer Woman’s site. I love what you do! You seem like a truly sweet, sincere woman who only deserves to be well!
    Keep your faith and all will be well! XO

  133. I am glad you are home from hospital. You will continue to be in my thoughts.

  134. wow, i read just now. i will pray for your health. feel good.

  135. Hugs from Maine! I hope you get feeling better soon and that they will find a match. Your post made me tear up because my dad has a kidney that is not doing well…prayers and hope sent your way!

  136. Great to hear you are home again! Hoping all goes well in the next few weeks. Hang in there! Hoping for a swift recovery. xxoo

  137. So glad to hear from you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. *HUGS*

  138. So glad to hear you are home. Keeping the prayers and well wishes coming your way.

    You are never without the love and encouragement of the hearts you’ve touched and blessed with this blog.

    Here for you in whatever capacity you need me to be, doesn’t matter that I don’t know you.


  139. Just so glad to see you post again! You definitely are helping me keep things in perspective. Continuing to pray for you!

  140. Four hour treatments seems like a good excuse to try your hand at baking bread! Healing vibes coming your way from Nebraska!

  141. So glad to hear you’re home. Still praying for a donor. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

  142. I’m glad that you are out of the hospital. Hopefully you will continue to mend and you will get a transplant without too much trouble. I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  143. Angela,

    I’m so glad you’re back from the hospital. I’m a pharmacist and I know what dialysis is going to entail…so good luck with that. Once again, our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  144. So glad you are home, I hope everything works out for the better. Big hugs and speedy recovery

  145. You are still in my thoughts and prayers . . . . So glad that you are home from the hospital!

  146. Hooray for being home again! There really is no place like it.

  147. Angie – we are all keeping up with you through Danny and your website. Lots and lots of prayers and good wishes coming your way. Hope to see you soon!


  148. Welcome back! So happy that you are home from the hospital even if you still need to get treated so often.

  149. I am so happy you are home.
    Can I just tell you I think your mom is the greatest!
    My daughter Isabella and I met the both of you on your booktour
    (Short Hills, NJ)
    I can tell she is so proud of you, and I just know she will be a match!
    Lots of (((hugs)))
    Ps. Isabella drew you another picture, I will just hold on to it for your “Cake Pops Book 2” book tour

  150. Angie, I’m so glad you’re home. The hospital sucks! Hope being in your own home again makes the dialysis process easier to deal with for the future. I still check your blog every day just to see if there are any updates, as I’m sure many of your followers (who all feel like friends!) do. Please don’t feel pressure to blog when you’re not up to it, but those of us who are out here thinking positive thoughts for you daily are always happy to see something from you and to know you’re OK. And of course, hopefully checking your blog gives you a little boost just seeing how much we all love you and all you do to make all of our lives a little cheerier…and cuter!

  151. A tidbit to make you smile, hopefully: We checked your Cake Pops cookbook out of the library and it has quickly become my two-year-old daughter’s favorite read-aloud! :) She loves turning the pages and naming all of the animals she sees. Yesterday she and Daddy had a hard time because she had her heart set on reading about the Cake Pops and he didn’t know where the book was! I know you didn’t intend it for two-year-olds, but thought you might smile to know that you have a two-year-old fan out there!

  152. I’m so happy you feel better!! Your website is the only thing that KEEPS me happy. You’ve inspired a twelve year old to the point that she’s almost as good as you!! Okay, that’s not so true, but anyway!! I’m so glad you’re better, really!!

  153. I’m so glad that you are home and that you are in great spirits!
    Praying for you, take care!

    P.S. I just got your book in the mail yesterday, can’t wait to try the projects

  154. So glad you feel better and heading home. I am sending you good thoughts and I hope everything works out soon!
    Love xoxo

  155. Oh my dear… I just got to your blog and that’s the first post I saw. This is so awful!! I hope you get back to your normal life safe and healthy as soon as possible. I’m wishing for the best of luck and my warmest thoughts are with you…

  156. So glad to hear you are home! Everyone is more comfortable at home :-) Good luck with your continuing battle for health!

  157. Oops, I could not correct my spelling so I have to post a correction on the spelling of The Kidney Foundation and not Kinden.

  158. we just love this site so much there are ppl willing to give you a kidney to keep you going.

    the hubby and i agree we want to donate everything we can. prayers sent for everyone who can to donate!

  159. Dear Lord, I have been away from the computer for a few days feeling the pain of what Japan is going through. I will be lifting you up in prayer as well. We have given to the Kinden Foundation for many years, its one we hold dear to our hearts. The lord has bless you with many wonderful people here offering their most vital parts and oh what a blessing that is. I do pray your mother will be a good candidate for you. Please know you and your family are in my prayers and if you need an ear or someone to talk to and pray with, I AM HERE for you…

    May God walk with you during this time and lift your spirits and give you his awesome grace. After much prayer I have felt his power personally and that grace he offers is real. The bible says “where two or more are gathered, there he is”. LOOKS like you have many that are gathered praying for you. We are pushing the gates of heaven open with our prayers in Jesus name.
    A big southern Godly hug,

  160. I am so glad you are back home. My heart goes out to you and please know that you are included in my prayer list.
    This is the first time I am leaving you a message, even though I have followed your blog forever. I just wanted you to know that prayers are with you and that everything will be ok. Keep us posted, best of luck!

  161. That’s good! :) Hopefully things get even better.

    I’ve asked before, will you take money donations? I can’t imagine the hospital bills! I would really like to help.

  162. Really happy that you are back home and getting better! All the positive thoughts and good vibe going your way for a complete and full recovery as soon as possible. All the best and take care all the way from France :o)

  163. Sending good thoughts and positive energy your way.

  164. I don’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said, I just want to make sure to post a comment of support and appreciation for all the work, time, and creativity you’ve shared with us. Truly amazing.

  165. Welcome home Angie! Sending lots of love to your and your family <3 Thank you for keeping us posted on your journey.

  166. So glad to hear you’re home! Just wanted to let you know that your blog has always brightened up my day. :) Feel better!

  167. Sending positive thoughts your way.

  168. SO glad to hear you are well enough to be home. I will continue to send good thoughts your way!!

  169. So so glad that you are home. Just being at home will make you feel so much better. You and your family are on my prayer list and I am praying that your mom will be the perfect match. Keep your head up high and God will see you through this!
    Missed “seeing”you on here!

  170. I never got a chance to go back and comment on your last post, and am just now catching up on your blog, but I read about your hospital stay and all that is going on and said a prayer for you. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  171. So glad to hear you’re home from the hospital and praying for you and your future new kidney!

  172. Happy you’re out of the hospital. Still sending good thoughts and energy your way.

  173. I’m just so glad you were able to go home…I can’t imagine how much more comfortable you’ll be!

    Hang in there beautiful and know you’re loved!

  174. So happy to hear that you have made it home from the hospital. I check your blog everyday to see if there is any new news and how you are. Hope that your dialysis is not for long and that you are feeling better soon. Good luck with the test results on your mom matcing and keep us all updated. Saying prayers for you.

  175. I am an organ donor and feel so strongly about it. . . thank you for reminding me about April being National Donate Life Month. . . I will need to post something about this special month. Know that so many of us are praying for you!

  176. Yay for sleeping in your own bed! Hospital beds are the worst! Praying for you still as you go through this!

  177. Glad to hear you are home from the hospital. Stay strong- you will get through this. I hope that happy news takes you off dialysis soon. Still thinking of you,


  178. We are continuing to pray for your mother’s possible match and continued healing.

  179. I’m so happy that you are home! That is wonderful news…you are in my prayers. Thinking of you, and sending hugs!

    <3 Marci

  180. Hi Angie, when I first read your twitter that you went to the hospital, I was in shock. Although I never met you I feel like you been my friend for many years. Its funny how how we become so close to someone that we don’t know.

    I’m so glad that you are finally home. I’m sure you missed your space, your comfort. But Thanks to the Lord you are finally home. I pray that God may give you more strength to fight this battle.

    God Bless You.

    Stay positive. We are all here for you.


    Docerela a.k.a Catarina Silva

  181. So good to hear from you today! I was just thinking of you again this morning. A coworker got some stuffed(?) Minions from “Despicable Me” for her grandson for the occasion of the birth of his little brother tomorrow. As soon as I saw them, I thought “Bakerella could make some killer cake pops of Minions!”

    Hoping you’re feeling up to dabbling in the kitchen again soon and that the dialysis will be short-lived.

  182. All my positive thoughts are with you, really. Life puts us through difficult situations, but you’ve passed them once, and will do it again. I was fired 2 days ago, and cannot stop thinking how much I suffered in a place I did not feel I belonged and which only caused me pain. So see, hope to have a new life in a few months… just like you… just a teeny tiny bit different, of course.
    Again, get better, and all my loving!
    Mercedes from Spain

  183. many blesses to you and yours. warm thoughts, good vibes, heartfelt prayers, too.

  184. Praying for you talented lady. God is in control and already has it covered (:

  185. I hope your recovery is swift and smooth!

    I had the wonderful priviledge of donating a kidney about a year and a half ago. I was on a paired donation chain with my dad, so he received an anonymous kidney, and mine went to a 21-year old college kid. (Whoever he is, I hope he’s doing well!) To anyone who has ever thought about donating…DO IT! It is really not a big deal. I had to take one week off of work, but I was back to the gym 3 weeks later. I’ve had no comlications or restrictions on my lifestyle at all.

    I think any healthy adult should seriously consider donating!

  186. Oh wow… I just emailed you and THEN came to check out the blog. I had no idea how sick you had been :-( I am glad you are feeling a bit better and I pray for your quick and complete recovery ?

  187. Hi Angie –

    I am so happy to hear that you are well enough to come home. I know it won’t be easy with the dialysis treatments, but I am praying it won’t be for very long. You be good to yourself and take care. Sending prayers your way.

    Elaine Allen

  188. so glad you got to come home! that’s gotta feel good.
    keeping you in my prayers!~jen

  189. So happy to hear you’re home. I’m a huge fan of your blog and can’t wait for you to get better! Your posts bring sweet happiness to so many people! Hugs!!

  190. Glad to hear you are out of the hospital! I hope everything goes smoothly for you.

  191. Welcome home! I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Just remember that God doesn’t EVER give us a situation HE doesn’t think we can handle. God knows you are strong and that you will make it through this difficult time. You have so many readers and followers that are supporting you. We love following you and our hearts break to read what you are going through.

  192. I am so glad you are out of the hospital and feeling a bit better. My grandfather was on dialysis for the last 8 years of his life. He wasn’t eligible for a transplant so we knew his time with us was limited but we made the most of the time we had left with him. He was a stubborn strong man and lived for a lot longer than they thought he would. He always had to show off! I am praying for a donor for you and that you won’t have to be on dialysis long. Thank you for all your adorable ideas!

  193. Thank God you are home!! I have been so worried for you, thank you for checking in with us! You are a truly special person and you don’t deserve to go through what you are going through…yet you face it all with such grace! What an inspiration!! Big hugs to you…welcome home!!

  194. SO good to hear you have come home! Our family is praying for you consistently!


  195. sending you lots of love and many prayers! thanks for being so candid with your readers, and i hope your posts can encourage people to be organ donors! you’re an encouragement for us all :) XO

  196. More hugs!! I hope this will give you a little smile–some rainbow cake pops I made for St. Patrick’s Day :)

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