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Transplant Day 24

Feeling better today. Not as much fatigue, and no longer feeling cold (of course, it got up to the mid 80’s here yesterday, so that helped).

My weight is up a pound from yesterday, BP is great, and I had more in than out, but I’m still putting out almost 100 cc’s of urine per hour; must be more of the insensible losses.

Last night, I was able to sleep on my side, rather than in the recliner, which is a first since the surgery. The only problem was that I was only able to sleep on my right side, and my right arm “fell asleep”, and was somewhat painful when I woke up. I tried switching to my left side (the side the kidney is on), but that didn’t work. One of the long-standing sleep issues I’ve had is sleep position. I always slept on my side, but as my kidneys enlarged from my cysts, I ended up having to switch sides multiple times† per night. That’s still an issue, but last night, I just alternated between switching from my right side to my back, and that seemed to work.

My “natives” (the term for a person’s kidneys that they were born with, as opposed to the transplanted kidney) are still in, but hopefully will shrivel up to nothing. I expect to lose a good amount of weight when that happens, as each kidney can weigh up to 40 lbs each .

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