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Transplant Day 23

No irregular heart beats yesterday,  but I’m feeling run down, and my appetite isn’t the greatest. I did manage to get almost 3 liters of fluid in though. I think I’m catching up on my fluids, because my urine is lighter in color. I’m also at the point now that since I’ve been measuring my urine, I can accurately guess the amount within 50 ml.

My weight is up a pound from yesterday (normal variation?), my bp remains good, but I did have more fluids in than out (although not worrisome; may be insensible losses).

The arm pain is just about gone; I haven’t had pain meds for a few days. The edema in my legs is mostly resolved as well.

Something that is unusual is that every evening, I get cold. Not chills per se, but I’m just cold. We did go out for supper last night, and the restaurant was like a freezer. When I got home, I put a blanket on, even though the outside temp was about 70 degrees (F).

Although my Magnesium dose is 1 twice daily (decreased due to diarrhea), I try to get an extra one when possible; I managed to take three yesterday. 

I suspect that my fatigue is from the low hemoglobin.  Within a week it went from 10.5 to 9.7; maybe it’s even lower now. The surgeon said that he wasn’t worried about it just yet; it sometimes takes a while before the new kidney starts putting out adequate amounts of Erythropoietin.  As I mentioned in another post, I did message the Nephrologist to see if he wanted labs added on in regards to my iron level, because that’s traditionally low as well.

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

  1. kandylini
    May 26, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    “Something that is unusual is that every evening, I get cold.”

    Do you think it could be your thyroid?

    Hope you’re keeping warm today.

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