Almost my first 24 hours out of the hospital. Already. Surgery was six days ago. I am doing very well. The kidney is functioning well as my creatinine continues to drop, getting closer to the normal range. I'm still in some pain from the surgery and I tire very easily, so it will be a few days before I'm feeling up to sitting at the computer and writing the whole story. And it is practically a full-time job just doing the after-care, learning about my new medicines, how and when to take them. Monitoring vital signs and weight. I will be seen in the transplant clinic for follow-up care a couple times a week for the first month. Then it will gradually become less frequent.
Your prayers ... what can I say? We were aware every minute that we were being completely supported by the prayers of the people of God. He has provided exceeding abundantly beyond all we ask or think.
And Randy McRoberts ... I enjoyed your comment. But Randy. Have I been with you so long, and still you don't know me? Did you think I would actually wait until summer to have ice cream? I had ice cream --- chocolate --- a couple time while I was still in the hospital. While it seems at times that my stomach and I are not on speaking terms, I am gradually finding what settles well. And I expect it will get better as I get on lower doses of medications and my body learns to tolerate them.