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Friday, April 11, 2014

True story:
The hospital came to get me at 6:00a.m. to get started for the kidney transplant operation. My last look at the clock before I was put under said 6:24 a.m.
Was back in my room by 2:45 with a stapled belly, jp drain on my side, central line w/3 ports in my chest and a foley catheter.
THis is the 3rd full day since transplant and all is going well. I was on the wait list exactly 1 month and 12 days after doing dialysis for 7 years, 7 months and 7 days.

What an amazing experience all told

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I choose... read, relax and be patient with my healing
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i choose...feeling deep gratitude and celebration for this gift emoticon emoticon

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Zenjoy all there is to zenjoy every moment off the day
Love to you all
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    I am so happy for you glad all is going well I love your I choose list and how you are having a zenfilled life such a great message hugs
    1415 days ago
    In dialysis 7 years? My husband's cousin refused dialysis and died. Good for you for choosing life and hanging in there!
    1415 days ago
    I was in a blackout for a week following my abdominal surgery on demerol. Glad to msee you 3 days post op! How blessed you are!
    1415 days ago
    Blessings for a continued uneventful recuperation! So happy to hear you're doing so well!

    1415 days ago
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    Great to hear you're doing better! Take care in your recovery

    1415 days ago
    emoticon good luck emoticon
    1415 days ago
    emoticon Don't chase the doctors just yet. emoticon
    1416 days ago
    So glad to hear the operation went well and you are on your way to a healthy recovery. I have had a major stomach operation and I understand what you are feeling and going through. I did a good long stint of uncontrollable crying the second day after my operation. Partly I think it was from pent-up fears about the surgery outcome but also relief that it was over and I could begin to heal and live a fuller lifestyle again. With your new kidney you will feel so much more energy that you might be tempted to overdo the first month. I used to have days where I felt so full of energy and so good that I would overdo my activities and then end up throwing up from the stress reaction of my stomach. It took me three months to heal enough that I could put in a full active day without suffering later. Use the next few months to catch up on reading, take leisurely short walks and enjoy your new healthier body. Pamper yourself, and make out a list of goals you would like to achieve now that you have the health to to after them. Life will become much more involved now that you are able to participate fully so go ahead and make the most of your life and enjoy it more now.
    1416 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Good Luck!!!
    1416 days ago
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