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!
Jan 14, 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!
Nov 22, 2017
Great news this week! Insurance finally approved my surgery! Because I've lost so much weight there is a lot of extra tissue in the area where the do the kidney transplant. So they have to get...
Nov 15, 2017
I'm so excited to get my webpage up and running!
I'm always one to answer questions and talk freely about my kidneys and dialysis, as well as the transplant process so far. Please don't...