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Tag: surgery

Day 5 post transplant.

Well, I feel like I’ve turned a corner today. I can see the end of the tunnel. Let me explain, my kidney transplant happened on Tuesday. The surgery went well, as did my cousins and the healing process begun. Unfortunately the kidney was a…

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Today’s the day

It’s just before 8am here in Nova Scotia. My cousin went in for her surgery about an hour ago and they will come for me when it’s complete. We’ve both been in good spirits during our overnight stay at the hospital and managed to…

What’s on your to-do list?

I’m in an interesting time right now (understatement of the year!) I’m less than a week away from receiving a kidney from the cousin. I’ve had 25 years to think about this and believe me when I tell you there have been a lot…

Selena Gomez got a kidney

I’ve been reading about Selena Gomez having a kidney transplant over the summer. Apparently the singer was rushed to hospital in May with kidney failure and “aggressively” sought a transplant. Her kidneys failed as a result of lupus, unlike mine which has been all…

I got a thrill yesterday

I had surgery yesterday to create a fistula at my wrist. This is an access point for dialysis. They basically joined up one my veins and arteries and created a loop under the skin so that they can clean my blood of toxins. I…