Party ON!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008 Here's something fun to do, and while it has absolutely nothing to do with kidneys (or health or medications) it certainly can't be bad to party with me at the Ultimate Blog Party 2008! Fun and crazy parting on the net - woo hoo!

Without further adieu, let me introduce myself to you...

I'm Krissi. I'm a 31 year old optimistic realist, and My Kidney Blog tells you about (part of) my life's story: of my life-long journey with chronic kidney disease (CKD), kidney failure (ESRD), hemo-dialysis and kidney transplantation.

I'm also a mom who has been 'chronically parenting' (parenting while living with chronic disease) one son whom I adopted from Ukraine in 2000. If parenting isn't challenging enough, parenting an adopted child while chronically ill has been a journey, although one I would never change.

Of course I can't forget to mention my (forever-engaged, but I promise we're really getting married this year) fiancé, Ken, who has been the stable, calm and reliable part of our family since 2001... AND my brother, Andrew who donated one of his kidneys to me on June 11, 2007.

Now that you know a little about me, how do you feel about winning a prize from MyKidney.com on 5 Minutes for Mom from the Ultimate Blog Party Prizes?? Yeah!

All you have to do to be eligible for the random draw is to be a party guest. (Bloggers - sign the “Mr. Linky” at 5 Minutes for Mom between March 7th and March 14th, invite your friends via a post and put the Invitation Button on your blog’s sidebar. Non-Bloggers - we want you to be able to have fun and party with us too, so we decided to include you this year in the prize draw. All you need to do is attend some parties! Visit and comment on at least 20 blogs participating blogs - simply click on the blogs name on the list of links called the Mr. Linky to party hop - and you will qualify as a party guest.)

So, come all ye girly bloggers (and other commenters on this blog) and PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG with me :)