Well, it's been just over 2 weeks since my left kidney got a new home. I spent an extra day in the hospital, due to some low BP problems, but I am slowly healing now.
I've been walking 15 minutes a day, spread out over 3 walks. I am sore a... Read more
I got a call a day or two after my last post. My donation surgery is on February 13th! I was hoping to do it on Valentine's Day, but oh well.
As it gets closer I get more anxious, but that won't stop me! I am worried about a troublesome, b... Read more
Well, It's almost a month since my last update. I'm stiull at about the same weight. I've slipped back into some bad eating habits, and am more sporadic about my exercise than I would have hoped at this point. As I said last time, it can only ge... Read more
So, as you all know, I've been on the journey to donate my kidney to someone in need.
Last week, I went down to UCSF for phase II testing. Day 1 was a meetup with a transplant surgeon. Since, I've done my homework, and also an RN, I only h... Read more
It's that time again.
Ok, all us women know what I'm talking about. I abhor this time, and it just seems to be getting worse lately. I'm hoping some of you readers have some tips or tricks I can use!
The back pain, since yesterday has been horrible! I was going ... Read more
So I gained this week. No big surprise here. Even though I have been walking. I haven't been doing the distances I normally do. I also indulged in junk food yesterday. I knew the scale wouldn't be pretty this week. I'm sort of ok with it.
E... Read more
Well, I just spent an hour plus on the phone with the living donor advocate/social worker. She was awesome! I guess I'm getting closer to dontion, though I haven't specifically heard that the tests I've done so far (all the body fluid ones) are ... Read more
It is that time of year...
So, I was a good girl and walked down to the lab to get my blood drawn this morning. They took like 10 or 11 vials! I've got most of the blood work out of the way now; all that's left is the 'fun' stuff. I have the giant orange jug sitting here,... Read more
Ready, set, go!
I had a really busy day at work yesterday, even though we only had 2 patients. After they were gone, we had to get ready for a farewell party for one of he docs. I was smart, and even though I didn't get lunch, I went home around 3:30 and ate a... Read more
Things are moving in the right direction
I was supposed to have today off, so I got up and went for a walk. It was later than normal (I could not for the life of me fall asleep last night), so I only went out for a half hour. Came home showered, made coffee. Then the phone rang...work ... Read more
It's been months since I made a post. I figured that most of the people on SP who read blogs, would not have read anything new, so why should I add to the virtual 'clutter'?
I will say that while I had gained a few pounds back after losing... Read more
I did it again. I really am my own worst enemy.
Monday started off poorly. The alarm went off at 0500 with me having had a very restless night. I ate a healthy breakfast (which in retrospect should have been a bit larger; it was around 150... Read more
Happy Birthday to me!
Yes, it's my birthday. I have already given myself a gift! I got up and took a walk. I conquered the hill that gave me pause a few weeks ago. Oh, I was huffing and puffing when I got to the top, but I also had a nice sunrise to look at!
Mom... Read more
Gained a pound, and some insight.
Well, it was bound to happen. I knew it would come, and though I feel bad, I don't (and won't let myself) feel devastated about it.
The simple truth is, this plan works, if you follow it! I've been great at tracking and have upped my exerc... Read more
Apparently I'm a stress eater!
So, the day started off great and full of potential. I went for what ended up to be a 32 minute walk. Came home, showered, made a smoothie for breakfast. The whole day was going to be about getting things done.
I was actually looking forwar... Read more