Friday, September 13, 2013


"Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho,
It's off to Mayo I go"

It's official. I'm going to the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.) the week of September 23.

I've only been to Minnesota once. It was March of 1991, and I was a 22-year-old senior in college. My basketball team had advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. I was young. Excited. Hopeful. And I felt invincible.

Now I'm a bit older and not feeling so fearless or invincible anymore. But I do remain hopeful and optimistic about what I will learn, and I am very excited to get to meet Dr. Leung in person. Mayo is ranked #1 in nephrology, and Dr. Leung is an expert in both nephrology and hematology and works with amyloidosis patients. 

I think this will be a good trip for me.

Bring it on, Minnesota.


  1. Wow - how exciting for you Darcy - what a journey this has been for you. Think of you a lot - give me a call so I can come visit you.
    Pat & "Benny"

  2. Glad you are going to be able to meet with his doctor. I hope he is able to give you some answers and solutions. Miss you!