Transplant Update

Some good news…

First, last week was one of the best in a long time. We have no idea why, but I had much more energy and less weakness throughout the week. I’d get good days like that every once in a while, but never that many days strung together. A little tougher day today, but I’m still riding high on the last week.

Second, the first potential kidney donor to make it through the testing was approved Friday to be a donor. Her case now goes to my transplant team to evaluate her as a donor for me. We should hear in a coupla weeks.

Third, Scripps has ordered all the final tests and scans for me before getting a transplant, so it feels like there is some momentum happening.

I met with my nephrologist Friday (the kidney doctor). I’ve gained some weight due to the high protein diet I have to be on for dialysis, and am a few pounds over the acceptable limit for the transplant. She is putting me on the very low protein diet – nearly vegetarian, she said – so that I can get in better shape for the transplant.

I’m also starting with a personal trainer soon to help with adaptive exercises, as getting me in good shape will help the recovery process.

Still some stamina problems and other issues going on, but feeling much better … and SO appreciative of the love and support from all you lovely peoples.


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