Well, I'm home! 🙂
I was discharged yesterday afternoon (Friday) and am just thrilled to be back on my own turf, in my own bed, on my own schedule.
I'm feeling pretty good, and can already say I feel better today than I did yesterday, and I'm moving around better than I was.
I'm still taking my pain meds as soon as I'm allowed (1 Norco every 4 hours) but I'm hoping to taper back to every 6 hours soon… the Prednisone (I'm still on 40 mg a day, but tapering down a week at a time) makes me really antsy, so I'm not sleeping well, which, in an effort to find silver linings, makes the hourly “at least try to pee” requirement easy without having to set an actual alarm!
I set my alarm last night, but never needed it, because I was already awake and would just reset it for the next reminder, which would roll around again, without my needing to be reminded. I'm really hoping for a better nights' sleep tonight, because we had a busy day today!
If you have any questions for me about any of this, the meds, the surgery, whatever, post them in the comments here and I'll do a future post dedicated to answering them… I know from past experience that lots of people have random questions, but don't always know what it's OK to ask. I'm telling you now, I'm pretty much OK with whatever just ask it! You can also email me, at lizzkidney at gmail dot com, although I don't check that daily, so I'll probably see a blog comment sooner!
I'd also like a quick word of thanks to everyone who has donated to help us through this; I'm working on getting thank you emails out to the Paypal folks, but the sheer number of them is overwhelming, so please know how much we appreciate it, and I hope to get my words of thanks to you soon!
Take care, and lots of love as always!
Noelle Reese says
I have to be honest. I had NO IDEA you could not pee. I can't imagine how 'any' body could not pee. I have so many questions I could keep you busy for a week. I fill 32 oz. mason jars with ice and water all day long.
But I also pee every hour.
I hope you feel GREAT really SOON!
So glad you're home and feeling better! I hope that you can start getting some sleep though…I can't imagine how difficult it is to function without sleep!
So glad to hear you are home! You are still in my prayers.
Amanda @geekdetails says
I am so glad you're doing well! It's amazing to hear 🙂
So glad that the surgery is behind you and you can now move forward. May wonderful things keep coming your way!
i have been following you via two peas…..i'm glad things went as well as they could have for your surgery…. i will keep you in my prayers.
max is getting so big and looks to be doing just wonderful. i will keep my eye out for updates…… 🙂
So, so, so glad to hear that things are so positive!!!
I'm another two peas girl ( lavender at two peas ) and have followed your blog and twitter for some time. Ooh, that sounds stalkerish – but I swear I'm not ! My son is a heart transplant recipient and so transplants are a very special blessings for us.
I read you're on Myefortic – so is my son ( along with pred and cyclosporin for anti rejection and a myriad of other fun stuff for immune-suppression issues ). The cyclo and myefortic do a number on his belly and we've found that acidophilus has really, really helped. He can tell the difference immediately when he skips a dose !
praying for you in jersey !