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. Prayers for a fast recovery for both you and your Mom!! God is Great !! can’t wait to hear how you will be feeling like a million times better than before!! God Bless you both~

  2. Good luck from Norway!


  3. Being a dialysis nurse myself, I know how excited you must be, and how happy your dialysis staff must be right now. We truly love it when our patients get transplanted.

    Best of luck and many prayers for you and your mom!

  4. So excited! My husband is coming up on his one year transplant anniversary for his kidney and pancreas! God is good! I am praying for you both!

  5. Prayers for you both.

  6. Thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and your mom!

  7. Praying.

  8. I am keeping you both in my prayers! I am sure that you will have great support and care in your speedy recovery! You are truly blessed to have a Mother who is so willing to help ensure your health! Blessed Be to you both.

  9. Good luck to you and your mom! Prayers for you both

  10. praying for you and your mom, good luck and god bless

  11. Praying for you. Looking forward to good news at the end of this. Xxx

  12. Good luck! Thinking about & praying for y’all!

  13. We’ll definitely be praying for you both that recovery is quick and all goes well tomorrow. Much love to you both, and peace xx

  14. Keeping you both in my prayers. Take care!

  15. Amen! to the power of prayer. God Bless you both…here’s to a speedy recovery.

  16. Wishing you and your mom all the best!! Hope all goes well :)

    I’m already a donor, it’s for such a good cause. Hope many people may join after reading your story !

  17. Prayers & hugs to you both!

  18. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 Mother’s Love, 1 fresh kidney, and the best work of a Dozen doctors and nurses. Gently fold in a heaping helping of Thoughts and Prayers. Carefully pour batter into prepared Beautiful Baker. Bake 98.6°F until done (*Note: Do NOT poke with toothpick to check for doneness). Allow to rest in a cool, dry place. When rested, cover in chocolate.

    Good luck & Happy “Baking”! xo

  19. Praying for you and your mom. Sending wishes for a speedy recovery!

  20. Praying for you and your Mom

  21. We will all be thinking about you two tomorrow! I hope you have a speedy recovery!

  22. Sending prayers and healthy thoughts out to you and your mom! With so many people pulling for you both, the surgery is sure to go well! xo

  23. Wishing you the best and a speedy recovery!

  24. My prayers & thoughts are with y’all. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Take care!
    Much love,

  25. Angie…we’ll be praying for both of you tomorrow and for a speedy recovery. God Bless you and your mama!

  26. Wishing you both a easy and speedy recovery! I can’t wait o hear from you on the other side <3

  27. I pray God’s hand rests on the doctors and nurses involved in your care, as well as you and your Mom, for No complications and a speedy recovery!

  28. We have long-time family friends who just underwent a kidney transplant not too long ago (the wife ended up being a match and donor for her husband!), and my little family and I will be praying for both of you and your families tomorrow!!!

  29. Get well soon and you and your mom are in my prayers!
    Good luck!

  30. all the best for the both of you

  31. Keeping you both in prayer. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

  32. Wishing all goes well! You’ll be in our prayers!

  33. Yes, indeed! God is good all the time and all the time God is good! Praying for safe surgeries and speedy recoveries for you and your mom! :o)

  34. Good luck Bakerella we are praying for you from portland, Or. hope all goes well and can’t wait for you to get back on your feet…. Best wishes!!!!

  35. Good Luck! You both will be in my thoughts and prayers!!! :)

  36. My wishes and prayers are for both of you. Hope everything goes well and have a speedy recovery… Sure miss you and your ramblings alot…. Take care…

  37. Wow, that’s such great news. And I’ve decided to speak for ALL OF US (I know, bold, right?!) when I say that we are a patient bunch, and we will be out here, trying out the cake pop recipes and biding our time looking at your beautiful posts and books while you recover. Big Internet (((((hugs))))) to you and your mom for a speedy recovery!

    ps. I am going to make cake pops tomorrow to ensure I am thinking of you both.

  38. My thoughts are with you and your mother, looking forward to hearing that you are both doing well!

  39. My mom donated a kidney to my dad last September. They’re both doing amazing, as I’m sure you two will do as well. Good luck and happy thoughts!

  40. That’s great!! I’m always looking forward to posts from Bakerella! Let’s hope that everything goes as planned….umm don’t wanna jinx it!

  41. AMEN!! all of GoDs blessed to you both.. What a wonderful blessing for a mother and “still” a child…

  42. Praying that God will guide the surgeons hands and you and your mom’s recovery will be quick.

  43. Bakerella and Sandy,

    I will be sending up prayers for the both of you this evening and tomorrow. What an amazing God we do have, that He has given doctors the wisdom to do such a surgery. May the Lord be with you both and give you rest before the surgery. I will also be praying that the Lord gives you both a speedy recovery and that He takes away any pain or discomfort you both may feel. God bless you to two. I can’t wait to hear about the amazing things the Lord is going to do through this and that He is already doing. Feel better quick so I can get back on your website and be “sic” by all the amazing stuff you create and wish I was you :)

  44. here’s to a speedy recovery!

  45. Prayers for the both of you. Stay strong!

  46. You and your family are in my prayers. You and your mother are inspirational. xo

  47. Today’s the day….I can’t imagine all the thoughts and feelings both you and your mum will be experiencing, but just reading some of the comments here, shows you how much your in our thoughts and prayers. You given so many hours and wonderful ideas to so many…’ll be safe in his hands….I trust him to watch over you and your mum. Good Luck ;-) xox

  48. Prayers for both you and your mother. Good luck and God speed.

  49. Prayers to you, your mom, and your medical staff.

  50. god bless you! i will hold you and your mother in my prayers!

  51. My prayers will be coming for you and your mom. May the surgery and your recoveries be smooth.

  52. Major yay yay yay!!!!!! I know the feeling of last dialysis treatment before transplant! Soooooo thrilling. Praying for a successful surgery and the kidney works immediately when placed.

  53. :D Big Smile ! My best wishes for you, may everything turn out not okay, not fine, not good, but GREAT!! Good Luck!

  54. Your moms note is wonderful. You can do all things through Christ! Whatever happens it is His will. God has a plan for you and whatever it is it will be amazing. Trust in the Lord, He makes no mistakes. ~

  55. Good luck with the transplant to both you and your mom. I’ll say a little prayer and think of you until I see an update on my google homepage!

  56. Praying for you, your mom and your doctors and nurses. Can’t wait until you’re feeling well enough to share your beautiful (and yummy) creations.

    Sending prayers and healing thoughts to you.

  57. I’ll be keeping you and your mom in my prayers! Looking forward to hearing good news soon! Hope you have an easy recovery! :)

  58. My prayers are with you. Bug hugs!

  59. I wish you good luck. You will be in my prayers. BTW, you are not bothering me with anything. It is good to share good things, but is also ok to share when not so good things are happening with us (do what I say, don;t do what I do :-) kind of comment, as I tend not to share the bad things that are happening with me). I admire you and really wish you both success on the operation. God bless you both! I am grateful you shared, so I can wish you luck.

  60. lots of prayers and healing thoughts sent your way!!!!

  61. Big hugs and prayers to you both! Aren’t moms such phenomenal creatures, they always have everything we need, and share anything they have. And yours, literally!

    We want you to get better so you can start working on Cake Pops: The Sequel and then tour and come back to Seattle :)

  62. prayers are with you and your mom – wishing all goes well and a speedy recovery!

  63. speedy recovery to both of you. Prayers too!

  64. This is on our fridge, from a note I put in GB’s lunchbox recently, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God …” Romans 8:28

    And what is more comforting than Romans 10:9 – “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

    Love going out to you, prayers going up.


  65. Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman! God is so good. He’ll be with you both through the surgery. Praying for you!

    btw, i love that i pulled this up and exclaimed to my husband, “Bakerella is having her surgery tomorrow!” and he knew exactly who i was talking about ha i’m a big fan! looking forward to seeing more action around here, but take your time to recover!

  66. Good luck to both you and your Mom. Prayers coming your way.

  67. So excited for you! My husband just got on the kidney/pancreas transplant list a month ago and we both can’t wait for him to be done with dialysis. I can only imagine how excited u must be. Good luck and God bless. :)

  68. Fantastic news! I wish you a quick and painless recovery. The both of you.

    And, I am on the donor registry. :O)

  69. prayers that everything works out perfectly for you and your mom tomorrow!

  70. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope that everything goes well and that you bounce back as soon as possible! xo

  71. All the very best to you and your generous Mom for the surgery.

  72. My thoughts and prayers to both of you. I will pray for you and look forward to Bakerella being back to teaching me what she does best!
    When my grandson was 2 years old he had a liver transplant. His liver came from an anonymous donor. Everyday I am so grateful for people who agree to donate their organs. My grandson is 7 years old now and living the life of a 7 year old. I thank the Creator everyday.

  73. Prayed for you both & blessed by your love & trust of the only One worthy of our faith.
    Peace of God to you both!

  74. My thoughts, hopes and prayers are with you and your mother through this!! I pray the surgery goes well and that you both have quick recoveries.

    Your mother is incredible to do this for you, truly, love has no limits.

  75. Best wishes on good surgeries for you and your mom!

  76. Will be praying for you and your family tomorrow and during your recovery. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. :)

  77. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom while you go into your operations tomorrow! Wishing you both a very speedy recovery! Yay! for family!!

  78. Love you so much. xoxoxo

  79. Prayers and good thoughts to you and your mother.

  80. Speedy recovery to you both!!

  81. sending tons of good thoughts. huge hugs to you both.

  82. Sending thoughts and prayers your way. I hope all goes well and that you both have a speedy recovery.

  83. My thoughts are with you both!

  84. I’m praying for both of you! May God have His healing hand upon and may you both recover quickly. God bless!

  85. Angie, On six months of furlough from the mission field of Costa Rica where “things” are difficult to find in the baking dept., so while I’ve followed your blog from down there, it is nice to be home for six months and actually get to try out some stuff. Praying for you both as you go through this surgery, but trusting that the Lord has already gone ahead of you! “Cuan Grande is Dios”….”How Great is Our God”!!!!

  86. Best Wishes to you and your mom for a speedy recovery Angie!

    We miss you!!!

    Anne (simplysweeter)

  87. Prayers for you both. What a wonderful gift.
    Best of luck.

  88. I’m an organ donor. I am thinking good thoughts for you and your mom. Hoping that all the comments you’ll get will help boost your spirits when you need a little nudge over the next couple of weeks :)

  89. Sending prayers and thoughts of a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Much love and hugs. Know that God will be there to give you strength, courage and hope. Can’t wait to hear the happy news!

  90. Thinking of the both of you and praying for God’s blessing on you both!

  91. I’ll pray for you and your mom. Wishing you the best things. So wonderful that your mom can do this for you. Blessings.

  92. Prayers and love to you both.

  93. Praying..

  94. Good luck and many prayers! My grandfather will be getting a new kidney tomorrow also. God is great!

  95. Will be lifting you boh in prayer!!!! Praying all goes smoothly for both of you.

  96. And this is love … praying for you both!

  97. Good luck to you both! Sending hugs and happy thoughts : )

  98. I’ll be praying for you, your mom, your family, your doctors and your nurses!

  99. 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 :)

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

  101. 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!!! :)

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

  103. 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!!

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

  105. 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

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

  107. 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…

  108. 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!

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

  110. Many prayers and positive thoughts to you both.

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

  112. 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

  113. 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

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

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

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

  117. 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!

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

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

  120. Thoughts and prayers are with you both!

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

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

  123. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  132. 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

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

  134. =*]

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

    Best wishes!

  135. Good luck!
    Sister in Christ,

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

  137. 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.

  138. 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!!

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

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

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

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

  143. God Bless!

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

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

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

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

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

    ((BIG HUGS))

  149. In our hearts and prayers!

  150. Best wishes to the both of you!!

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

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

  153. 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.

  154. 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:)

  155. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

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

  157. 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.

  158. 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.

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

  160. Sending hugs and good wishes your way!

  161. 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.

  162. 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. :)

  163. 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!

  164. 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!

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

  166. Prayers for both of you!

  167. 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!!!!

  168. Prayers and blessings to both of you!

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

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

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

  172. 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!

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

  174. 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!

  175. 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.

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

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

  178. 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. :)

  179. 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 :)

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

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

  182. Sending love and prayers to you both.

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

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

    …Blessings… :o)

  185. Godspeed – wishing you both a speedy recovery!

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

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

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

  189. 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!

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

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

  192. I wish you both a speedy recovery.

  193. 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.

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

  195. 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.

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

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

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

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