I received a call the VA in Augusta today, that is where all the GI stuff was being done. They wanted to let me know that they had completed the mountain of paperwork they needed to get together, including an exhaustive report from my GI Doc., and and sent it up the chain to go to the transplant people in Nashville.
One thing to keep in mind with the dates below, due to travelling to Chicago for Christmas, and regardless Christmas itself impact on the overall time of year as it pertains to scheduling, that the process will start the week of the 1st of January.
I will have more things done here before the officially getting on the list.
1 - All tests that remain to be done that they can perform. This would be either blood samples of scans. I have give about 30 tubes of blood in the past month, so they are good there, but any other test that is more than five months old (none are) or that have not been done will be in either Athens or August in the next three weeks.
2 - Mental health evaluation - Done, I am in indeed nuts. Naw, I passed.
3 - Social Worker evaluation - Do people love me, can people help me in recovery, do I have a home. All of that. We will pass that one with flying colors.
The third one can still be pending to be on the list, so we just need the tests that remain so far as we know, and we have to wait to hear from Nashville know what they are.
The doctor that called said that it would move pretty quickly, and that has been my experience so far.
When we get to this point I will pretty much be in the care of Nashville. I will get be give a lot of documents to fill out (might get those earlier who knows) and then all the logistical considerations of getting there, etc., full rundown of what to expect as far as all aspects.
If things continue as they have we should be, by the second or third week of January, fully on board. Then I could get the call at any time.
Life is good, and thank you to all of you for keeping me in mind at this time of year when we have so many things going on in our day-to-day lives. It is nice to know that there is still room for me in there.
I love you all.