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. Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts for both of you!!

  2. Best wishes for you both <3

  3. Praying for you both and a speedy recovery!

  4. Good luck and God bless to you both. I hope surgery is easy and complication-free, with easy recoveries for you both.

  5. You have my prayers for the best outcome for you and your mother. I will be waiting to hear the results.

  6. Dear Angie, so long waiting to hear from you such wonderful news! Always praying… and hoping you’ll have a soon and fine recovery, if God provides, you’ll be feeling good in no time! ;)… You have entered the houses of so many, through time, with beauty, inspiration and kindness!, and nowdays, with this amazing strenght, its gonna be a BIG HEARTED HUG then! ?

  7. Angie and Sandy!

    Best wishes, many prayers and much love to both of you tomorrow!! We will be looking forward to all the good news of health and healing coming your way!!

    Big hugs to all here at our house!
    Jill, Rick, Frankie, Grace and Olivia XOXO

  8. I hope everything goes well and you both recover quickly!

  9. Sending special thoughts and prayers your way- Mom too. Wishing you both smooth sailing and speedy recovery. Can’t wait for the updates!

  10. Praying for you guys today! May God’s peace and strength cover you both. I pray for no complications and a speedy recovery in Jesus’ name! :)

  11. great news! Hope it all goes well.

  12. Prayers for you both today and into the future as you recover. God is good!

  13. I’ve never commented on your blog although I follow it and love it. I just want you to know I’ve been praying for you and will be praying for you and your Mom!

  14. Lots of love and prayers sent your way. Thinking about you and your mom on this journey and praying for a very quick recovery for the both of you!

  15. Both of you are in our thoughts & we can’t wait to hear from you again. A speedy recovery to both you and your mother!

  16. i’ll be thinking you! and praying both of you will return home safe soon.

  17. Best wishes to you both!! I hope everything goes well and I wish a speedy recovery for the both of you!

  18. Wow – I have goosebumps and tears – so excited for you. Good luck and speedy recovery.
    We’ll be thinking of you!

  19. Un abrazo fuerte para ambas. Buena suerte. Qúe regalo de amor te hace tu madre. Besos a las dos.

  20. Godspeed to you both!

  21. We’ll be thinking of you both today. Many blessings to you and your mom. It will be so lovely to have you feeling good again : )

  22. Wow! I hope the surgery is a “piece of cake” (couldn’t resist) for both of you. I wish you and your Mom a speedy recovery. God speed.

  23. Big Texas-sized good wishes going up for you and your mom. I’ve missed your pink goodness around here and can’t wait for you to be back in good health!

  24. Speedy surgery and hope you are back on your feet soon.

  25. My prayers for both you and your mom, the doctors, nurses and hospital staff that cares for you. Praying also for a speedy recovery!

  26. You are two amazing women. I admire you both and I know that God is with you and your families. I wish I could do your dishes or laundry or bring in meals, something to physically help. Know all our prayers and hearts are here for you.

  27. Sending you lots of happy thoughts, hugs and well wishes! Hope all goes well and wishing you both a speedy recovery! :)

  28. May angels surround you and guide the hands of your surgeons and caregivers. I pray that the peace of Christ be with you, and shut out all fear. We all love what you do here and we lift you up in prayer. We anxiously await the good news of your recovery.

  29. Wow. You are probably already in surgery but my prayers go out to you and your mom. I am sure it is all going well. Can’t wait until you are feeling better!

    Take care!

  30. Prayer and blessings sent your way. Wishing for a speedy recovery.

  31. Sending prayers your way!

  32. So happy to hear the good news from you!!! I will have you and your mother in my thoughts and prayers today.

  33. You are definitely in my prayers. Thank God for your wonderful mom and that no more dialysis for you.
    Miracles happen everyday and it’s time for yours.

  34. Wishing you both successful surgeries and speedy recoveries. Sending lots of prayers your way.

  35. I pray that all will go well with you and your mother. That you will be feeling better soon, that both you and your mother will have a quick recovery.

  36. Praying for you and your mom today! Joshua 1:9 says: Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go! He is with you now!!! :)

  37. I am praying for both of you and the surgery team that al goes well. May you both heal quickly and well. So, what creative cake pops will come from this? I can’t wait to hear of your progress on bakerella. Sending prayers, positive energy, and healing your way with much love!

  38. hugs and prayers!

  39. Sending you both best wishes and hope that you two have a quick and easy recovery!!

  40. Couldn’t be happier for you and will be praying for a safe surgery and a super quick recovery for you and mom!

  41. Best of luck Bakerella and mom! Here’s to many years of health and happiness to come. Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way!

  42. All the best, Sweetie, can’t wait to hear how well everything went and know we love you in Texas! Best wishes and prayers for you, Mom, the doctors and nurses and everyone who handles your case, from the billing clerk to the lab tech, to the janitorial staff and lunch folks who make your meals, know we are thinking of you. We want every part of your stay filled with love and care!

  43. Dear Angie and Sandy, My heart and fervent well wishes are with you both. May all your dreams come true!

  44. Just read this post and realized that at this very moment you are probably in surgery. Saying a prayer – sending positive vibes. God bless you both.

  45. Praying for you both.
    My family will bake something in your honor this week!

  46. Praying for you both. Can’t wait to hear good news soon!

  47. Good luck to you and your mom!

  48. Best wishes and a speedy recovery to you and your mom!

  49. Good Luck and God Bless

  50. I think these several PAGES of comments says it all. There are hundreds, if not thousands of people who care about you! Not only do we love your food blog and your cute little creations, we also love the person that YOU are. That’s really important!

    Anyway, praying that your surgery goes well and that your body accepts the kidney properly. :) Heal soon! We would like more cute-ness and that means we need YOU back!! :D

  51. Dear Angie:

    I hope both of you are fine. I wish you a speedy recovery.
    Love, hugs, kisses.

    Mis mejores deseos de que todo resulte bien y tengan ambas unas rápida recuperación.

    Con todo mi cariño, abrazos y besos.

    Mary Tere

  52. You and your Mom are remembered in my prayers… wishing you minimal pain and a speedy recovery for you both. What a special gift you Mom is providing…aren’t Mom’s marvelous!!

  53. Best of luck to both of you tomorrow – I’ll be thinking of you and praying for you!

  54. Praying for you both right now.

  55. Praying for you today. I will keep you both in my thoughts and heart.

  56. Bless you and your mom! God is Great! Praying all goes well and believing it will.

  57. Prayers surround you, your Mom, and the medical team. Will be thinking about and praying for you!

  58. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers with nothing but the very best wishes for you and your sweet Mom! I can’t wait until you are back to blogging regularly and sharing your amazing creations!

  59. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers!

  60. Best of Luck for 2 speedy recoveries!

  61. Angie and Mom…sending you both out many prayers for a very quck healing after surgery. Will light a prayer candle for you today. We need you feeling better, and I personally miss seeing your side wave. NOT dork at all, just adorable!


  62. Really nice to have a post from your mom, too.
    You’re both in my prayers today. Lots of love!

  63. I’m glad that this is almost over for you. I’ll be thinking of you as you go through what I hope is the smoothest surgery and recovery on record.

  64. Yayay! Congratulations!

  65. Best wishes for both of you, and may the recovery be as swift and pain-free as possible :)

    You and your mother are both wonderful people!

  66. You are both in my prayers this morning!

  67. Warm wishes for a smooth surgery and speedy recovery for both of you. Blessings…

  68. HOORAY! We wish you all the best! :D xoxoxo

  69. Praying for you both right now. Speedy recovery!

  70. BIG Prayers for you and your mom!!!

  71. Love to both of you! Praying for you and your doctors and nurses today.

  72. My very best wishes go with you for a successful surgery and fast recovery! Please take care of yourself and your mom.

  73. We are all sending you our prayers and wishes to you and your mom. What a wonderful thing for a mom to do for her daughter!! Both of you have a quick recovery and we all look forward to seeing your posts shortly!!!

  74. Prayers to you both.

  75. many prayers for a successful surgery and recovery!

  76. Just wanted to say we are big fans of your work. You (and your mom) are in our thoughts and prayers.

  77. Good Luck! I hope you have a speedy recovery.

  78. With our prayer for you, God will bless you!

  79. I’m happy for you, good luck! Best wishes from Spain :)

  80. Praying for you and your mom today! I wish you both a speedy recovery.

  81. You’ll both be in my thoughts and prayers. Here’s to a smooth surgery and a speedy recovery. Good luck and Godspeed.

  82. Wow you have a WONDERFUL mum, not only because of the special gift she is giving you, but also for the praises she gives to the lord.
    I will keep you both in my prayers, and wishing you a speedy recovery.
    You are an inspiration to a lot of people!

  83. Don’t apologize for the lack of posts. It’s not boring. In fact, it’s an awesome day. I’ll be thinking about you today and praying for a boring surgery. :)

  84. I will continue to remember you and your Mom and prayer. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  85. I have been following your blog from almost the beginning and I can’t wait for you to feel better. I am praying for you and your mom and hope all goes well.

  86. What a beautiful love between mother and daughter. May the Good Lord bless you and watch over you as you take this journey together. Praying for your quick and complete recoveries.

    You have taught us more than how to bake. You have taught us what true love is all about.

    Be well! Bless you both!

  87. One of the great joys of having a blog for you must be knowing there are so many readers out here who are praying for you and your mother and thinking of you always. The blogosphere will be waiting anxiously to hear from you again and know that all is well. We adore you, Bakerella!

    Also, maybe some kidney-shaped cake pops for your nursing staff? Just a suggestion….

  88. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  89. You and your wonderful mother are in my prayers. I know you will both come through with flying colors!

    Hugs, Nicole

  90. Lurker popping in to say that I’ll be holding both of you in my thoughts today. <3

  91. Great news! Thoughts and prayers with you both.

  92. Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way. Good luck!

  93. Continuing to pray for you all, Angie. Hugs x a gajillion!

  94. good luck! I hope everything goes well and you both have a speedy recovery. Your family will be in my prayers.

  95. Sending good thoughts your way! What an awesome mom you have too!

  96. My prayers are with you and your mom.

  97. Super big hugs Bakerella! My thoughts and prayers are with you.  I sincerely hope everything will go smoothly and you’ll be back on your feet in no time.

  98. A friend of mine is 2 weeks out from donating a kidney to her uncle. I’m sending you the same healing thoughts and prayers to you all today. They are doing great! The same will be for you!

  99. best of luck to you and your Mom. I hope it has all gone like clockwork xx

  100. I know all will be well with this and I look forward to the heartwarming stories that are sure to result. I will be praying too =)

  101. 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!

  102. 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!

  103. 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 :)

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

  105. 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!

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

  107. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  114. Wishing you and your mom the speediest of recoveries.

  115. 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.

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

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

  118. Amen!

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

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

  121. 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}}.

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

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

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. Our prayers are with you! Love ya!

  127. 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.

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

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

  130. Sending prayers your way!

  131. 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!!!!

  132. 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!

  133. 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}

  134. Wishing you and your mom and speedy recovery!

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

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

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

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

    God bless.

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

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

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

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

  143. Hoping everything goes well for you both!

  144. Bless you and your wonderful mama.

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

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

  147. 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…

  148. 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

  149. Praying for you both!

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

  151. good luck!!!

  152. 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!

  153. 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!!

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

  155. 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

  156. 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,

  157. 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!

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

  159. best of lucks for you. best wishes!!

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

  161. 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 :-)

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

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

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

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

  166. 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…

  167. 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.

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

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

  170. 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.

  171. Thinking of you – hope it all goes well.

  172. 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!!

  173. 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!

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

  175. Praying for you and your Mom.
    Good luck dear

  176. 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!

  177. My best wishes for you both. speedy recovery.

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

  179. I wish you the best, please always stay strong…

  180. 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.

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

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

  183. 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 !

  184. 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.

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

  186. 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.

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

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

  189. Good luck and god bless!!!!!

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

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

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

  193. good luck!!
    big hug!

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

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

  196. 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

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

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