Monday, December 13, 2010

Home... for now

I got back home yesterday afternoon. My mom was very nice to me and canceled some things she had planned on Saturday so we could stay an extra day at the RMH and I could heal up a little more. I definitely needed that.

The two hours in the car were still uncomfortable and a little painful but not as bad as it could've been if we  had left Saturday or Friday evening. (shudder)

And, once again, I can't sneeze without feeling like someone just hit me in the stomach. Ouch! You never realize what little things you take for granted until you don't have them anymore, like the ability to sneeze. With the transplant surgery, sneezing was sort of my measuring stick as to how quickly I was healing up because if I sneezed and it didn't hurt *too* bad, then I knew I was getting a little better, but if I sneezed and it felt like my stomach was ripping open again... then I knew I was still pretty bad and healing up was going to take awhile.

So, we'll see how long before I stop feeling the all to familiar aches and pains of this "minor" surgery and when I'll be back on my feet again. I can only get better from here, right? I hope that's a yes, seeing as how I don't have any more tubes, catheters, and lines they can pull out of me now...

I have another appointment sometime next week, not sure of the exact date but I'll be sure to blog about how that turns out. I'm going in for some bloodwork tomorrow and I also have to meet with my dialysis nurse here to do some kind of closure thing for the books since I'm not a PD patient anymore. (Thank God!) Kind of looking forward to going back to that place and not have to need any more treatments and sit for long hours watching my blood (and everyone else's, for that matter) circulate through a machine...

I think that's all I have to blog about... just wanted to let y'all know I was home... for now


  1. So happy that you're home...hope you can stay there (well, not home-BOUND, but more like away from the hospital), heal quickly, and be free from pain to enjoy life. :) Praying for your continued recovery!

  2. HI...this is Brett Martyn-Dow, a friend of your dad from our "La Junta days." Good luck on your recovery...tell your dad that "Hey Bert" said "Hi."

  3. heal quickly miss kristin