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Transplant Day 35

Today is the 5 week anniversary of my kidney transplant. Doing better today. Not that yesterday was bad, but urinating was VERY painful after yesterday’s procedure. Today, it’s back to normal. 

My BP is normal today, which proves that BP trends are more accurate than single readings.

Jackie and Kevin put in our air conditioners last evening, so it’s much more tolerable inside today. I feel bad that I’m unable to do heavy lifting or weeding/gardening, but I know it’s for my own good. The heavy lifting restriction is from both the surgery and the fistula. One of the issues last night was that when we turned on the air conditioners, there was a musty smell, which means fungus. So, we sprayed Lysol inside the vent that shoots out the cool air, because fungus in my immune state could be life-threatening.

I posted some interesting articles related to transplants on MyKidney.com.

I also came across a contrarian view to current oil prices (which can be seen here). Time will tell.


  1. November 3, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I can’ thank you enough for your blog. I am currently writing a book about a young girl, age 19 who suffered a brain aneurysm and has PKD. While I have gathered a great deal of information from the PKD foundation. Your blog puts reality into the everyday life of a PKD patient. Thank you for sharing and I’m sure Iwill have more questions for you as I move along in my book. If you have time, you can view her story at http://www.ashleybaltazar.com.

    • November 3, 2009 at 6:13 pm

      Is she doing ok, I hope? I had an aneurysm scare 4 years ago. I was having headaches for a few days, and vomited just once. I went to my doctor when it lasted 6 days (with the idea in the back of my mind that I had an aneurysm). I had an MRI the next day. No aneurysm, but I did have a HUGE subdural hematoma. I had emergency surgery that day, had a seizure 5 days after surgery, but only had to be on Dilantin for a year, and recovered fine. This all happened a month after my surgery to create my dialysis fistula. I never knew what caused it, but suspect it was when I bumped my head getting into my car, and being that people with kidney failure don’t have properly functioning platelets, the combo is probably what caused the hematoma.

      The neurosurgeon was shocked at how significant it was, yet I didn’t have significant symptoms.

      Feel free to email; I’ll send you an email so you have my address.

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