Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Transplant Convergence

Sean Hoefling, the first of three online friends scheduled for donor transplants received his transplant today! All went well, the donor is doing great and Sean is resting in ICU. Jeremy, his donor, came to Nashville prior to the surgeries and spent time with the Hoeflings over Christmas.

Sean's brother Bruce is scheduled for January 14 and Neil Branson is confirmed for January 26. We have been connected through blogs and Facebook for the last several months and I can't tell you how exciting it is to see receive treatment through transplant after their struggles with PKD.

I apologize for the lack of posts during the last few weeks. It's a demanding task keeping folks supplied with enough beverage to celebrate the holidays. Long days, no days off, and then I have to celebrate with my family in the precious time not spent on the job.

When life calms down, I'll begin to document the ups and downs of my experience with dialysis and the transplant application process.

Happy New Year to All!


  1. Hi, David!

    I'm glad that your "blog" friends are doing so well!

    I'm Coach Richie Perl from NYC.
    I'm a Facebook friend of Bill Brazell.

    I have a blog myself!

    I guess it's a good way to express ourselves!

    I wish you a Happy New Year!

  2. thanks for your comment on my blog about your post transplant experience.. my husband finds a lot of peace hearing it from someone who has been there. take care and happy new year!