Family and friends of Karen Peacock are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.
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February 6, 2018
I can’t believe it’s been two months since my surgery to get ready for the transplant! My surgeon said they want me to heal for 6 months before he’ll clear me for the list. That will give me time to get the other few things done so that hopefully I can get on the list as s oon as he clears me!
January 15, 2018
Post pre-transplant surgery update!
Last month I had to have a surgery done to prepare for a future transplant. Over the past year and a half I lost 80 pounds because you have to be under a certain BMI to get listed. That was awesome, but it also created another problem! In the area where they do the transplant surgery there was a lot of extra tissue. This poses a problem for healing well after the transplant. So I had to get surgery to remove the extra tissue: not exactly a tummy tuck, but very similar. WOW! The recovery was a lot tougher than I was expecting. I was off work for a month (without pay- yikes) but I have been back to work now. Other than being tired sometimes and having weird healing pains kick in occasionally, I’m doing okay. My surgeon says the area should heal for 6 months, so here’s hoping I continue to heal well (he said I healed a lot better than most dialysis patients) I will most likely to get listed this summer!! I’m so thankful for my awesome hubby who helped me tremendously during my recovery to get healed up as well as I did!