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.

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1,204 comments on “Here we go.”

  1. I’m looking forward to hearing the good news that all went well. Peace and love to both of you. ~Jessica

  2. Praying for you and your Mom… You are in my thoughts and I’m happy to hear the time has come… hugs…

  3. You’ll be in my thoughts. Many wishes for a smooth transition and a speedy recovery for both of you!

  4. I’ll be saying extra prayers for you and your mom tonight and tomorrow. And I am spreading the word to my prayer circle to include you both as well.

  5. Wishing you both the best. My thoughts are with you both. I will go check on what it takes to be a donor.

  6. Hello, you don’t know me but I’ve been a fan since I don’t know when and have been following your blog quietly from the sidelines admiring your talent and sunshiney personality … even in moments like this. So, I’d just like to wish you and your Mum a quick recovery and all good blessings from this end of the world.

  7. I wish you both a speedy recovery.

  8. Sending you both best wishes and positive vibes. xx

  9. My thought s and prayers are with you both.

  10. Wishing both of you smooth sailing and a quick recovery. Thank you for letting us know what’s going on – you have a lot of people rooting for you!

  11. Godspeed. You’re both in my prayers.

  12. Good luck! You will be in my thoughts tomorrow.

  13. Good luck, you’re both such brave and wonderful women. I’ll have you both in my thoughts.

  14. Godspeed – wishing you both a speedy recovery!

  15. …You both will be in our thoughts and prayers and here’s wishing you a very speedy recovery too!

    …Blessings… :o)

  16. You and your mom will be in my thoughts and prayers as you speedily recover.
    Godspeed to you both!

  17. Sending love and prayers to you both.

  18. Good Luck to you both! Sending good thoughts and energy your way.

  19. Hope everything goes well and your recovery is smooth and speedy! Lots of love and prayers from Hawaii.

  20. thinking of you :)
    last august, my husband’s mom donated one of her kidneys to him and the whole thing was pure awesome-ness. they both recovered quickly and are doing well. the hospital staff was wonderful. totally positive experience and i envision yours to be the same if not even better :)
    blue skies and cake pops!
    and beautiful moms :)

  21. I’ve been following your blog almost since you started it. You are one talented cupcake, and I wish you the best for a very successful surgery. Enjoy the good painkillers and know that many people will be thinking about you tomorrow. :)

  22. Best of luck. Happy thoughts are being sent your way for both of you.

  23. Thinking of you tomorrow!! I’m sure it will go smoothly! How wonderful to have your mama to do this for you : )

  24. Good luck and I am hoping that all goes well and that both of you have a speedy recovery. I will say a prayer for both of you.

  25. I’ll be keeping you and your mom in my prayers! Praying that all will go smoothly and that the recovery will be swift. You have an amazing mom!

  26. amen to your mama…what a woman! i’ll be praying for you both tomorrow :)

  27. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Sandy as you both go through surgery tomorrow and recouperate. I wish you both a speedy recovery!

  28. Praying that you both have a safe and speedy recovery! God Bless You Both!!

  29. I pray all will go well. You and your mom are very special people.

  30. My thoughts are with you and your mom. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  31. Prayers and blessings to both of you!

  32. You and your mom are in my thoughts in prayers! I hope it’s a speedy recovery for both of you with very minimal discomfort!!!!

  33. Prayers for both of you!

  34. wow, what an amazing mum!! mums are the best!
    look after yourself and take it easy to fully recover

  35. Everything will be as God wants. And, since I’m on his good side…..a little birdie told me that you and mom will be wonderfully healthy after the surgery. Keep your faith. Mady wishes you the best!

  36. Want to wish you and your mom a happy transplant day and a smooth recovery! (I’m waiting for a bone marrow transplant, so every fellow transplant recipient or organ donor has an extra-special place in my heart) Again, good luck and kick butt!

  37. My mom donated a kidney to me five years ago, and it’s still going strong! Hope your transplant/recovery goes as smoothly as mine did. Thinking of you both tomorrow. :)

  38. This is so exciting. You will both be in my prayers tomorrow. One of my childhood friends passed away yesterday and I find a bit of peace as I think of the families who were positively affected by his organ donation.

  39. Sending hugs and good wishes your way!

  40. Praying and wishing you both a speedy recovery!!

  41. Oh Angie! You and your Mom are both so lovely, and blessed. I will be praying for you two! Quick healing to you and Sandy.

  42. Good luck to you both and you will be in my prayers. My sister recieved a double lung transplant (unfortunately God’s plan was to have her join him in Heaven). But we got some wonderful memories after her transplant. Organ Donation is a huge deal to me. God Bless.

  43. You’re both in my prayers! Yay for no more dialysis!!!!!

  44. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

  45. Thoughts and prayers speeding your way tomorrow for a successful operation and speedy recovery for you both! I’ve just been through a life threatening illness myself and hopefully my excellent outcome will rub off on you:)

  46. Wow. Big day! Good luck, and congratulations to both of you for doing something amazing tomorrow. I hope all goes well and I’ll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

  47. Sending you both positive thoughts and wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. **hugs**

  48. Good luck to both you and your brave mom!!

  49. Best wishes to the both of you!!

  50. In our hearts and prayers!

  51. Good Luck! You’re both in my prayers.

    ((BIG HUGS))

  52. Cheers and hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  53. Exciting! I’ll be thinking of you! Good luck, it’ll go amazing and perfect! Lotsa hugs!

  54. Hugs, love, best wishes, prayers, chants at the moon, crossing all crossables – best of luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. All my best to you and your mother. You will be in my thoughts! <3

  56. God Bless!

  57. praying for all of you (and the medical staff) as you go through the days and weeks ahead!

  58. That’s awesome, hope all goes well.

  59. Good Luck. You’ll do great. I’ll be praying for both of you!

  60. Love you bunches and am praying for you both! xoxoxo

  61. Wishing you and your mom a perfect surgery and a quick and speedy recovery! You’ve touched so many people with your blog, and they’re all out here now cheering for you – can’t wait to hear how you’re doing! Hugs!!

  62. This is such a beautiful demonstration of love from a mother to a daughter! My prayers are with you both, and amen to what you mother shared. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! Praying for a smooth operation, speedy recovery, and God’s beautiful testimony to be told through this.

  63. Will be thinking of you both! Best of luck!!

  64. Good luck!
    Sister in Christ,

  65. =*]

    Sandy, thank you for your words!
    Bakerella, hope u get well soon!

    Best wishes!

  66. Good luck Angie and Sandy! I have no doubts that you’ll bake to baking and blogging and better health soon!

  67. Good luck!! I’m sure you’ll be back to you cake pops in no time! :)
    I’ll be thinking about you and your mum and wishing everything goes as planned. xoxo

  68. Sending ultra-song positive thoughts for a perfect outcome and smooth recovery for both of you!

  69. Wishing you both the best! I’ll have you both in my thoughts tomorrow!

  70. Prayers for you and your mother; God bless you both and grant you strength for a quick recovery!

  71. Praying for you both and the surgeons’ skillful hands…

  72. My thoughts and prayers are with both you and your Mum. Wishing you both a very speedy recovery!

  73. God is good! Bless you and your mom tomorrow!

  74. Good luck! I wish you both a quick and uneventful recovery!

  75. I will be thinking about you, wishing and hoping for a quick recovery. :)

  76. I wish for you and your mom very successful surgeries and speedy recoveries. I am a faithful follower of your blog (and shameless promoter of your cake pop book), and look forward to your uplifting attitude and crafty guidance in your blog every week! I will be one of many in this amazing community you have built thinking and praying for you.

  77. I am praying for you and your mother to have speedy recoveries and a successful acceptance of the new kidney!

  78. My prayers are with you and your Mom. I know you’ll be feeling great again soon!

  79. Thoughts and prayers are with you both!

  80. You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow! Praying for a speedy recovery so you can return to what you love quickly!

  81. I’ll be thinking of you and your mother! (((((HUGS)))))

  82. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. My friend Kathie received Sue’s kidney on Friday. Sue is home and Kathie is progressing. Sue and Sandy are to be commended for such selfless acts.
    My best to you….keep the faith!

  83. Sending positve thoughts, energy, and many prayers your way!

  84. Have a speedy recovery, Bakerella and Mama Bakerella!

  85. Praying for you both and I’m so glad that you will be feeling better soon!

  86. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. May God guide your surgeon’s hands and bring you both safely through a fast recovery.
    I’m looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things you have been dreaming about doing once your dialysis is over.
    Sending you both a huge hug from Perth

  87. You’re both in my thoughts. My husband is going into his third year on the list waiting for his third transplant. If I could, I would give him one of mine, but I’m not a suitable donor. I’m so positive that all will be well and you will both be feeling great in no time! xo

  88. I’m praying for you Angie, God bless through it all! (:

  89. Many prayers and positive thoughts to you both.

  90. Praying for you and your mom, that all will go well without any complications for either of you!

  91. what a selfless, amazing mother. thoughts and prayers to both of you. i can’t wait to see what you’ll be back at making as soon as you’re well enough. you are inspirational!

  92. YAY YAY YAY!! I’m so happy & excited for you! (you’d think I was the one getting a kidney! LOL) All joking aside, that brought tears to my eyes reading it…

    Good luck, well wishes & prayers going your way…

  93. I am so happy to hear this…good luck with everything!! Sending lots of hugs for a SPEEDY recovery for you and your mom!!

  94. I’m praying for the both of you!! Can’t wait to hear from you when you are all better! lots of love and hugs, Bakerella <3

  95. Good luck to both of you. My prayers will be with you.

  96. Best of luck to you and your sweet mama tomorrow!! You will both do fine and you’ll be as good as new! Prayers going out to you both!!

  97. Yay! Best wishes and prayers for speeding healing to both you and your mom. Good luck tomorrow. ((hugs))

  98. Can’t wait to hear how great you and your Mom are doing in a few days — I’m sure you’ll do great! And I can’t wait to see the nurse hats, stethoscope, and kidney cake pops. You know you have to do it! Good luck!!! :)

  99. wishing you both an easy surgery and an even easier recovery!

  100. big, big prayers going out to you and your mom. Also to the doctors and nurses that will be taking care of you both. Good luck :)

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