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Nathan M. Patient Expert

Plano, Texas
I have Polycystic Kidney Disease. I received a Kidney Transplant on January 11, 2007.
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Home from the Hospital by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I am now home from the hospital. It was a long weekend (since Thursday, if you have been reading) and I am glad to be hom ... Read on »
Tuesday Morning by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure We just completed our post-transplant meeting. The nurse went over all of our medications with us to tell us what to take and when to take them. She talked about all of ou ... Read on »
Monday Afternoon Update by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure So, it is time for more updates. I know everyone is excited to hear about the updates, so I am trying to keep everyone up-to-date. First of all, my creatinine is down ... Read on »
7 am Monday Morning by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Welcome to Monday morning, faithful blog readers. I can see (by looking at my counter statistics) that my daily readership has gone up quite a bit since Thursday night. I ... Read on »
Sunday Update II by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It is around 6:30 pm Sunday, so I thought I'd take an opportunity to update the blog again. My mom and her husband and here in Fort Worth. They came in Saturday evening an ... Read on »
Sunday Morning Transplant Update by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Welcome to the blog today. It is Sunday, January 14, 2007 at about 1:00 pm. For those of you just joining us, I received a kidney transplant (from a cadaver) on Thursday n ... Read on »
Saturday Morning by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It is Saturday morning. I had my kidney transplant late Thursday night. I was in the ICU most of the day Friday, though they moved me in to a room around 6:00 pm Friday nigh ... Read on »
Out of ICU by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This is Jenny again. Nathan is doing really well today. His blood pressure is up and his kidney is making more and more urine each hour. He's putting out almost as much as t ... Read on »
Writing to the Donor Family by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have received several questions asking if I was planning to communicate with the donor's family to thank them for their gift. My plan is to write them a letter according ... Read on »
Friday Clinic by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It has been a long day, and I am now (finally) home for the weekend. The doctor changed our clinic appointments from Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, to Monday and Friday. T ... Read on »
Wednesday Clinic by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Today is Wednesday, and I had another clinical follow-up after my kidney transplant. We went in this morning around 9:00 to have blood and urine taken. Then it was time fo ... Read on »
Monday Clinic Report by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Good Monday everyone. Today was my second post-transplant clinic appointment. They drew blood in the morning (they found a vein on the second stick). They only needed thr ... Read on »
Clinic Week II by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure We have clinic appointments on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Fort Worth this week. We have decided to come to Fort Worth and stay in a hotel this week. We checked in th ... Read on »
My First Post-Transplant Clinic Visit by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Good afternoon everyone. And, if I don't see you again, good evening, good night, and good morning. We are home from Fort Worth for the weekend. I had my first post-tran ... Read on »
Thursday, January 18 - Update by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Welcome to my blog, following my chronicles as a Polycystic Kidney Disease sufferer and a recent kidney transplant patient. My story has several chapters, and the one I am ... Read on »
Wednesday, January 17 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, today was an exciting day in the DFW metroplex area. We had some ice/snow/rain stuff fall from the sky and freeze on the grass. While it was not that bad in our area ... Read on »
Wednesday Update and Full Lab Report: 2007-01-22 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Wednesday Update: I just got back from the fitness center. I walked for 25 minutes a total of 0.77 miles. Hopefully, this will help me get some more sleep tonight than ... Read on »
Restoril vs Lunesta in the Quest for Sleep by Nathan M. Patient Expert 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Good morning everyone. It is 4:00am on Wednesday, January 31, 2007. 4:00 am!?? What are you doing up at such a crazy time? I thought you told us that you were taking ... Read on »
Full Lab Report: 2007-01-19 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had some success posting a table in the blog the other day, so I decided to post my FULL lab report from Friday the 19th. Keep in mind that these results were taken ... Read on »
Monday Clinic by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Welcome to Monday everyone. I am trying something new with my blog post today, so if it looks strange, please let me know. I do not want there to be any problems, so if th ... Read on »