Cautiously starting here again, I'm still falling asleep a lot and slow thinking but I want to ease myself back into the forums and with the excellent back up I have on here I feel confident about coming back.
Both operations went very well and the kidney is working well and doing its thing. MrRfc came home 7 days after his op and has a normal kidney function now, his main job now is to get get his immunosuppressants and anti rejection medication balanced, that will take a good six months with lots of doctors appointments but he is a lovely pink colour and has energy, something he hasn't had for a long time.
I was in hospital for three days then came home. Being fit my body is healing fast. I was out of bed within 24 hours and walking. I would of come home after 48 hours but I had a little trouble with a little allergic reaction to the dressings. Nothing big, just a bit of itching. I'm on daily paracetamol with occasionally a couple of ibuprofen, I was off opiates from 36 hours.
I am so pleased that I worked on my core before my op as I am using the surrounding muscles to allow me to do a little more stuff. I can't lift more than 4kg and I am slow. Oh so very slow. My speed walking pace before was 9:45 per km. I started back at 35:45 per km for my first walk and I only managed 370 m. But I'm happy with that as it was only 5 days after surgery. I am going for daily little walks. Before the op I had told myself I would like to be walking 2km by the end of week 2. I know now that was totally unrealistic and it's going to take me a bit longer. I'm at 2 weeks on Thursday and I haven't even managed 1km yet. If you know anyone who wants to start walking from scratch we have a little group starting on the NHS S&F and walking for health forums.
I was in surgery for nearly six hours, I have three scars with the longest being around 12cm. They went from the front to the back to get the kidney so right through my stomach muscles. so it's going to take my body time to heal and right now I'm ok with that, I am sure there will be frustrating times in the next 12 weeks as I progress but I'm looking forward to starting the C25k program in around June if possible as I have a 5km fun run event booked for the 20th August. I'm doing the Decathlon free Surrey quays event. I am sure I will be not going for a PB, but you just have to have a plan haven't you?😀.
I cannot thank Poppypug and Ju-Ju enough for all their help and support over this, you guys are the best.❤.
Hope everyone doing well and as always wishing you health and happiness.