First, happy holidays to all of you!
I have missed you friends dearly.
Just left Addenbrookes Hospital this evening.
Had to go in a few days early because red cell count plummeted from 6.7 on Monday last in clinical to 6. On Thursday, when I was admitted. My jaundice level rose, bill was up stopped using loo as soon as I was admitted and they put in catheter.
Today after assessment meeting I was given the news..not only a new liverneeded, but a kidney also. They were going to bring me back next week on my 50th birthday for a renal biopsy, but decided the risk for heavy bleeding to great. I am on injections for blood thinning, so my platlettes counts are low to begin with.
Instead of 12 for blood count, 7.5 is average for me.
I was told about 20 people yearly get this TX with liver kidney, and have of those are children..so! I'm so one of about ten adults in Great Brittian that will be or are on the list. My head of team said it is twice the risk and recipients taken twice the time to heal.
Has anyone out there had the deal surgery? If so, could you please let me know about it?
Thank you in advance.
One really cool thing is my consultant thought is wasso great how for a month prior to hospital I was able to work on my art and how the right side of my brain was shaking but the left, predominate hand and body were steady as a rock. I do a lot of miniature cutouts. Etc. they were interested in possibly doing study, which I promptly volunteer for, offering to bring in all supplies and willing to teach others who have this wretched hepatic enchalopothy.
It helps to focus the creative mind, and in the end, you'll have something to show for it! This really excited me...a way to give back to others, and like my doctor said, it must be better than tablets! Lol!
Here is a photo of the 7 inch books I designed. Hope it does not appear upside down like it is shoeing me prior to posting!
Have yourselves a very merry Christmas...and thank you for the gift of friendship, knowledge and understanding!
Your American Pickle,