Dew and Lestirae
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I would actually very much like to be in the US (one day) around this holiday so I can eat Pumpkin Pie. We dont get pumpkin in a can and not sure how exactly I would make it with the pumpkins we do have.... It really does look yummy!! Some people do have turkeys for Christmas lunch. Wondering if I should venture down turkey-lane this year? Its going to be the first Christmas in probably over 10 years that myself and the kids…Continue
Was put on Ecmo 3 days ago and a had tracheotomy for ventilation yesterday. Not on computer much now. Keep hopin for lungs. My <3 to all!
Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish Friends…Continue
Added by Hostess Risé on November 27, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments
hey all..just wanted to give you all an update on my transplant, I was scheduled to have the kidney removed on nov 11 because the creatinine had not dropped off from 4.7. the following Friday, I met with the surgeon and he recommended that the kidney be removed. they did blood work but I did not hear the results so we went on as planned. on Monday the transplant nurse called and told me that the creatinine had dropped to 3.7 and when they did blood work on Monday it had dropped to 3.6. long…Continue
hello All, I am a 40 year Indian male , has undergone kidney tx two years ago. Last week my TAC was at 12.3 and Creatinine was 1.5 at prograf 0.5 BD . My doc reduced pangraf to 0.5 and 0.25 respectively. 0.25 in morning and 0.5 in evening. that reduced TAC to 4.95 and Creatinine to 1.5 in four days.I am having quite warm palm and feet since last few days and feeling heat in body. Can any body suggest what could be the reason of these fluctuation.
This is a plea for prayers for my sister. She had a bicycle accident yesterday and is currently in ICU.
She broke her jaw in 2 places, her wrist, her fingers on right hand, dislocated her shoulder and has abrasions all over. She had a tracheotomy last night to assist with breathing and has a feeding tube as her jaw is wired shut. Vanessa is awake and able to communicate (via writing) with everyone so I can only assume that there is no major nerve/neck/brain damage.…Continue
Second at Bat
Looks like I'll be around a bit longer after all. After six months on dialysis, I was offered a "@ risk" kidney from a donor, who was either an IV drug user or with questionable sexual history. The choice was mine to accept or reject it. I jumped at the chance.
With a "@ risk" organ, the team cross-matches and checks for any active viruses before implant, otherwise it goes like all others. I was wheeled in to…Continue
I have completely revamped my circuit workout. It is a good challenge to do this. I am doing the following on circuit day:
5 second pushup (Down all the way without being on floor, count 5 seconds, then pushup, back down 5 seconds, up 2, pushups, etc.)
4 second pushup (take 4 seconds to do the pushup, take 4 seconds for the second pushup, etc.)
Dumbbell Incline Fly
Standing Dumbbell Military Press
Dumbbell Upright Row
In my greenhouse, I have a bunch of Cattleya orchids that are just sheathing, budding and blooming like crazy! One, called Laeliocattleya Molly Tyler, has 4 sheaths with 6-8 buds in each sheath. It should be spectacular! I also have several Lc. Mary Elizabeth Bohn's in bloom, plus another three or four in bloom on top of that! This is the type of time that orchid growers like myself really enjoy!
I'm 5 weeks into my hospital stay, and still awaiting new lungs. Things are getting pretty difficult physically now. I am desaturating eating and talking and with every cough. I'm even finding being on the computer is tiring. I still am okay if I stay completely still. They are likely going to put me on ecmo (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) soon, so I may be headed to the i.c.u. in the next day or so. People on the site here have been so kind to me, especially Duane! So thank you…Continue
its Wednesday and I hope you all having a great week.
I went for my 3-month check-up yesterday. Because I am doing well, blood-results are stable and my general health is good, I only need to go see the docs every 3 months, which is really awesome. I have moaned about the level of health service in SA before so I wont bore you with the details. On a scale, my visit yesterday was around an 8, which is very rare and surprisingly pleasant. I got to see the…Continue
hope you all having a fab week - its FRIDAY tomorrow - YAY!!!
Saturday is my miracle-baby's 8th Birthday - (another long story short - doc told me I would never have another baby after transplant). He was 5 weeks prem and weighed in at 1.9kg's but he was a fighter and we get to celebrate his 8th birthday!! I am truly blessed! We live in-land so we decided to throw him a Beach-Style party at a great venue we found. Looking forward to that on the 23rd...
anyone have true stats on how many years I or you can live after liver transplant? I'm almost 23 yrs. I've heard 30? Thanks!
Totally unprepared, there is no rehearsal or training for this. Dry runs and false starts are of little help. Networking with friends was a dead end. Nothing, absolutely nothing can make you ready for the day you get the “call.”
We are trained about medications, diet, and all other aspects of the transplant process, but we are left on our own to face the emotions and…Continue
Hello all you Sunshiny Happy People
Hope you are all well. Whats going on in everyones lives?
I haven't been here for a while as we have had quite a few power issues what with us living in deepest darkest Africa and all.... not really but hey, what else must I think? One day it on then next... nothing and then we all sit here twiddling thumbs because pretty much everything we do is on a computer... especially my job. and when we are off-line it takes a while for me to catch-up…Continue
I wish to thank all my family and friends, who I love so very much, for their prayers, well wishes and support during the past few months. I received my second kidney transplant last week and am rehabbing to build my stamina. So far, so good….. My donor kidney and I are getting acquainted and resting comfortably. Should anyone think this event is anything other than Divine providence, THINK AGAIN!