December 12th and I have completed the parathyroidectomy. The surgery was done December 7th. I was in excruciating pain after the surgery with tightness in my neck, difficulty swallowing and the feeling my throat was closing. I didn't get much sleep the first 2 nights because I couldn't find a comfortable place to lay my head and I was waking up in cold sweats. Finally Saturday my neck pain/discomfort subsided enough for me to get sleep but I still had to deal with the cold sweats. I was told I'd be out of the hospital Friday but I was kept until Sunday.
While I was in the hospital I was placed on the Ortho wing and only given 2 to 3 units of insulin when my Endocrinologist prescribed 25 with meals on a sliding scale. It was the most frustrating situation because my Endocrinologist is at St. Luke's where my surgery was performed. They never ordered a Endocrinologist consult for my post surgery care. I feel like this had some bearing on my recovery because my blood sugar ran between 200-300 Friday and Saturday during my recovery.
I am out of the hospital. I was released Sunday afternoon. After I got home I went to Dialysis Monday morning and afterwards I called my transplant coordinator to see what my numbers and results were. My parathyroid levels went from about 1260 down to 78 immediately after surgery and then down to the mid forties. My coordinator was supposed to review my case with the surgeon on Monday and let me know and of day if I would be cleared for Kidney Transplant listing. As of now I haven't heard anything and I haven't been contacted....
Nov 25, 2017
The parathyroid gland removal surgery I had scheduled in November was rescheduled to December 7th. Unfortunately at the time my potassium levels were too high and I sat in the hospital for 2 days without being treated for high potassium. My high PTH level is preventing me from being listed on the kidney transplant list so this is becoming a necessary surgery
To end out the year my plan is to have the surgery and recover from it then I'll plan to drop a few more pounds to prepare for a Kidney Transplant in 2018. There's several ways to support my endeavors. You can send a donation to www.helphopelive.org/campai... Or you can purchase an apparel item at www.ilivelemonadelife.com All of the proceeds from your purchase will be added to my medical expenses by going directly to my Help HopeLive account.
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Aug 22, 2017
So...looks like parathyroid surgery is in my near future. At least a 2 day stay in the hospital because I'll have to Dialyze the next day. Should be on a Thursday. Then there's nothing standing in...
Aug 07, 2017
It's been a journey full of adversity. As it stands since my last update the donor I had back in May was diagnosed with an anuyerism on her kidney during the 3rd round of testing for our kidney...
May 04, 2017
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