Ah, the web…

After learning that my friend Chris died over IM I realized that the internet had actually fundamentally changed major things in my life.

Well, this morning, Kat IM’s me:

Katja: excellent news about your mom
me: didn’t get
Katja: oh, Matt twitted or something. He’s at MGH with Carolyn. They have a kidney for her
i saw it on his Facebook thing like 10 minutes ago
me: huh – pretty strange to find out about that this way

So – my Mom is having a kidney transplant. I hope everything goes well. She’s been spending 6 hours every day on a dialysis machine so this is great news for her.

Good luck!

Carolyn before Kidney Transplant Surgery

2 Comments

smooshyNovember 15th, 2008 at 1:04 am

good luck to your mom!
as far as finding shit out on facebook, it seems that that’s the only way to find out people are pregnant anymore. i guess it’s easier than dialing 7 digits now. so draining talking to people. :)

mattNovember 16th, 2008 at 1:12 am

To be fair, I was waiting to send out an email (yes, that’s how you would have found out) until she was considered a match. Would have been a couple hours later. Twitter was the bleeding edge. :)