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Kidney Transplant

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I had the transplant on the 11th. So far it has been very successful. I started putting out urine right away and my creatine has gone from 8 to .6. Normal is .1-1.2 and my donor's level was .7-.8 so I am actually lower than he was! The hospital was better than I expected. I had great nurses. Now I have to deal with taking tons of meds and keeping records of my temp. weight. and blood pressure every day. I am back on oxygen 24/7, at least for a while. I return to the doctor Thursday but they are allowing me to see my local nephrologist who is only 15 minutes away. I am in a little pain and my incision is still bleeding but otherwise I am doing well. Thanks for all the good thoughts you sent my way.

 

miocean


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Hi Miocean,

 

Congratulations on your kidney transplant! I'm glad it has gone okay so far. It is a ton of meds and tracking and appointments, isn't it? But it gradually gets easier to manage and becomes part of a 'new normal' routine. Is it weird being off dialysis?


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

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Hi Miocean

 

I am so pleased that the op went well & you have your new kidney.

 

Take Care & Best Wishes

 

Buttons :flowers:

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Miocean,

This is GREAT NEWS!!!! Congratulations on finding a match and from what is sounds like, a very successful transplant. Wishing you a fast and strong recover!

 

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how you're doing. :flowers:


Janey Willis

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Hi Miocean ,

 

That is great news and I am suprised to hear you're home already. I guess they don't keep people in the hospitals too long these days!!! I remember Shelley saying her husband was home in a matter of days, too.

 

Do take care and best wishes for a quick heal.

Margaret

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Way to go Miocean!! :emoticons-yes: I am so happy for you!! There is no doubt that you will go from strength to strength, you're some survivor! :flowers:

 

Take care.


Amanda Thorpe

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Miocean, thanks so much for letting us know that you are recovering well and aren't having any problems. That is such great news. The higher concentrations of Oxygen in your system making sure all systems are being properly provided for is great. You might not have to be on that long. Keep your chin up. You will have to figure out what to do with all the time you are saving on not having to travel and sit through dialysis. Thumbs up to you.


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

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Miocean

 

I am also very glad to hear you are doing well and the transplant has been successful. Hopefully, that pain will soon subside and no doubt you will continue improving all the while. Keep updating us when you feel strong enough to do so and get loads of rest in between. Take care.


Sending good wishes your way!

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Wow, that was a quick return home from hospital. Duration like an appendix operation. Wish you speedy recovery.

 

Erika

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Hi Miocean

 

So glad to read that you've had your transplant and that everything was successful. That was a really good result and you must be well pleased!! :emoticons-yes:

 

Here's hoping you make an equally good and quick recovery. :)


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Thanks for all your kind words. I saw the doctor today. He wasn't that concerned about the bleeding from the incision but wants me to have an ultrasound tomorrow to make sure there isn't a problem. I also start my twice weekly blood work and weekly doctor visits so instead of going to dialysis I will be running around doing that. Fortunately my husband is able to take me and is being such a good nurse, changing my bandages and doing everything for me. All of my tests will be done at a local hospital that is in partnership with my transplant center so there isn't too much traveling involved. It is really strange to urinate again. It seems like I am going all the time. I am becoming fast friends with my bathroom! It is good to be home.

 

miocean


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Woohoo, that's wonderful news!! Pretty impressive progress too - I read your post to a nurse friend of mine who is also a kidney recipient and she was making all sorts of astonished and approving noises. She sends her best wishes for your continuing recovery, as do I. I'm so happy for you, Sweetie.


Jeannie McClelland

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This is soooo good to hear. You won't know what to do with all this non-dialysis free time.

Congratulations!

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