Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Well, It's almost a month since my last update. I'm stiull at about the same weight. I've slipped back into some bad eating habits, and am more sporadic about my exercise than I would have hoped at this point. As I said last time, it can only get better. I think my problem is that I am constantly stressed about work. Not that I have too much, but that I am not working enough. When I first started, I was working two and three days a week most weeks. Now I'm lucky if I work two days per pay period! Seriously, I've probably worked a total of 6 or 7 seven days in about 3 weeks. This too can only get better (hopefully).
I heard back from UCSF less than week after my visit down there. I have two good kidneys, so they will be taking the left one (as they usually do; it's easier to get to). Incidentally, they see that my right one has two arteries (they gave me a dvd with the pics; very cool!). Since then, I've given them 9 more vials of blood. We've tentatively scheduled the surgery of around mid-February. It was nice to finally give my supervisor a date estimate. My actual boss was less than thrilled. He's an MD, so I don't know if that why he just burst out with all the negative things that could happen to me as a result, or it could have just been his usual bad bedside manner self. That doesn't bother me though. UCSF says that I have the potential to help 6 other people, how cool is that!
Well, even though I'm not where I want to be quite yet, I have the added motivation to keep myself as healthy as I can. Hopefully I will keep this at the forefront of my mind while I try and get back on track.