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Tag: transplant

Kidney Walk 2018

 If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know about my journey with kidney disease and my eventual transplant in March of this year. I was incredibly luck to have my cousin donate a kidney to me and was only on dialysis…

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A kidney update

It’s been a bit since I gave an update on my post-transplant life. I am 12 weeks post today’s! It’s at this point that they hope the drug levels have been sorted out, that energy is back to normal, that any of the hiccups…

Better every day

I’m almost 7 weeks post kidney transplant and I’m feeling so much better. My energy is finally coming back to a more normal level and I’m able to walk at a quick pace without losing my breath. It feels fantastic. An experience like this…

My New Life

I’ve written pretty extensively over the past year or so about all the things happening in my life, from kidney disease with decreasing function, having a fistula created in my arm, the work up of a donor, starting dialysis and finally having a transplant….

Hiccups

I’ve been at the hospital a lot these days. It’s been 4 weeks since my kidney transplant and I come 3 days a week to the transplant clinic where I get blood work done and then wait for results to come back so the…

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…

As I suspected…

I suspected that after my last post someone would feel the need to set me straight. To remind me that there’s no getting out of this kidney disease thing and bring me back to reality. I have not, in fact, lost my mind. In…

I Lost My Virginity

Dialysis virginity that is. This week I started to feel nauseous and weak for a few days. I slept more than usual. So I got in touch with the nurse practitioner that I work with at the renal clinic and we decided it was…

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…