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Post Transplant: An Update

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Hello all! I am currently sitting in my hospital bed, day 2 post transplant! My donor and I are both recovering great; although the anaesthesia did a number on both of us. She was able to do her surgery laparoscopically, but they did a hand assist so one of her incisions is a little larger than expected. I, on the other hand, was filleted open like a fish. I have a big "L" shaped incision that covers the entire right side of my abdomen. I was sort of shocked at how large it is, but given I'm so small, I'm not at all surprised. I was upgraded to regular food today, which mostly comprises of fruit and some sort of protein. I was also taken off of my fluids and my hand IV's were taken out a day ahead of schedule! I was given a lot of information about life post transplant, which includes 17 new medications (22 new pills), a new diet that is thankfully not super drastic, but still will take time to get used to, and learning about how to use a glucometer. I also did my baseline bone scan, since a big concern for my age and having kidney disease for so long includes the onset of osteoporosis while on prednisone.

Besides some side affects, like twitching and having a weird taste in my mouth from the anaesthesia, I feel great. I'm hopeful that my neck IV and my catheter will be removed tomorrow and I can go home! It's been a very emotional last few days, between suddenly having pigment to my skin (it is so weird- I have scars that I didn't notice before because my skin was so pale), actually having energy to get up and move (and actually wanting to!) And having a normal urine output is entirely alien to me. I know that I still have a long way to go, but I thought I would give you guys an update! Stay tuned, I'll keep you all posted as I progress!

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So happy and excited for you! Get well soon and get out of there!! Keep us posted of your progress. Prayers everything was successful 😀😀😀😀😀😀

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Ladybug_05 in reply to Bunkin

Thank you!

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Ladybug,

This is fabulous news. Here's hoping to continued healing and good health.

Thank you!

Congratulations! Just remember to rest and take care of yourself when you go home.

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Ladybug_05 in reply to Herkidney

Thank you!

Just seen ur comment to for me to read ur post... I read it the day u posted it as u can see i liked ur post... Glad ur doing well prayers n good thoughts ur way

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Ladybug_05 in reply to EDom

Thank you!

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I was super new to this at the time of this comment and didnt know that the email always says "hi edom read..." I apologize for being rude

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Ladybug_05 in reply to EDom

I didn't think your comment was rude at all! I hope you're doing well and continue to!

I am so pleased for you. May you go from strength to strength.

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Ladybug_05 in reply to greatest

Thank you!

Hang in there!! Each day gets better!!

Sara Eads

15 years post transplant

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Ladybug_05 in reply to SaraEads

Thank you!

Congratulations, that's excellent news!

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Ladybug_05 in reply to steve680

Thank you!

Keep thinking positive

Of course!

Congratulations to you both.....continued healing and rejuvenation.

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Ladybug_05 in reply to itzmich

Thank you!

God bless you 🙏

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Ladybug_05 in reply to marie10

Thank you :)

Congratulations!

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Ladybug_05 in reply to lowraind

Thank you!

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Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Just remember to take one day at a time and before you know it it will be 6 months, than a year..... So glad this finally happened for you.

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Ladybug_05 in reply to WYOAnne

Thank you!

Wonderful news!!! So happy it went well for you. Sending lots of positive vibes to you and your donor. Thank you for updating us!

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Ladybug_05 in reply to Zazzel

Thank you!

Congratulations !!...Great to hear you feel well and are looking forward to living again...Bless You and Your Donor...

Thank you!

Such wonderful news. I am happy for you

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Ladybug_05 in reply to music61

Thank you!

Congratulations, Ladybug! No wild partying for a couple of days, now, wink, wink! Here's to fast recovery for both of you and your new kidney 🙏.

Thank you! My idea of a party is laying in bed with my kitty and watching movies lol.

Glad your doing well. How’s your doner doing?. Don’t run before you can walk

She is doing very well! Once the anasthesia wore off and her stomach went back to normal her heal time was fairly quick. Her incisions are pretty much healed and she went back to school a few weeks ago!

I'm so happy things went so well with you!

Please keep us updated on your progress and congratulations on your new life ahead of you!

You've been a big inspiration for me!

Thank you so much for being there for me again!

Thank you! I hope your journey is going well!

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