Medically, I am a about the same as last time I wrote a post. Nevertheless, there has been some changes. For instance I am now on Automated Peritoneal Dialysis, that I do at night using a machine called a cycler. This form of Peritoneal dialysis is great because I just hook up to the machine before I go to bed and then when I get up in the morning I unhook from it and go about my day without having to think about doing dialysis. This gives me a lot more freedom now. I still cannot just get up and decide to travel or fly to Washington, D.C. whenever I wish to (not that I have the money to do that). But, I still have a lot more freedom. If I do wish to travel I have to plan it ahead about 8 weeks so that I can have baxter deliver my supplies to the location I am going to. Then I have to carry my cycler with me however I choose to travel.
Jon Von Kampen and some other people are still getting worked up by the Transplant team at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Jon has transplant evaluation appointments at Iowa City on April 3 so I will be going with him to provide transportation for him (and to be sure he gets his ass there). Needing a kidney transplant is kind of a very serious thing. This kidney transplant will save my life. I am personally and professionally very thankful that Jon has stepped up again.
Professionally, I am quite busy. I am working on the passage of Legislative Bill (LB) 380, to provide joint adoption to unmarried couples and qualify provisions in the State statute to provide second parent adoption. This week we have a pizza and postcard party for LB 380. Through Forward Equality and MoveOn.org I have supplied postcard and pizza for this party. At the party we will fill out the postcards to be sent to members of the Nebraska State Legislature in support of LB 380. Currently, LB 380 is in Committee which we hope to get out of committee soon.
If anyone wants more information on LB 380 or would like to help out with making postcards and having free pizza please go to this page: https://forwardequality.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/tell-the-judiciary-committee-to-support-lb-380/