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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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I Got to Go to Church Today by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, it is Sunday today, and I was able to attend church this morning. The doctor told us on Saturday that it would be safe enough for me to go back to church this week. ... Read on »
Letter to the Donor Family by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure My last post described the guidelines for writing to the donor family. I have composed that letter, and am going to share it here with my readers, in its entirety. De ... Read on »
Post Op II - ENT by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had my second (and it seems, final) post operative appointment with the ENT on Tuesday this week.  He peered deep into my nose (after allowing me an hour to catch up on my ... Read on »
Thursday Update Plus Full Lab Report for 2007-01-24 by Nathan M. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It is Thursday morning, and I would like to report that I had a much better night's sleep last night. I do not know if it was the extra exercise, or the prayers, or what e ... Read on »
Lab Report from 02-05 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Here is my lab report from Monday's clinic visit. You will notice that my creatinine is still 1.0 (which is great)! My other numbers are also in a good range. The only on ... Read on »
Monday Clinic Update by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Welcome to Monday evening everyone. I have gotten a few calls/e-mails today wondering if everything is OK, and it is. No need to worry, I was just busy today and therefore ... Read on »
Saturday Update plus 2007-01-29 Lab by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Welcome to Saturday. I am going to let everyone know how I am doing today, and also will include my last lab report from my clinic appointments. So, for all of you medical ... Read on »
Friday Update and Full Lab 2007-01-26 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Time for a quick Friday update. I slept a little bit better last night than I did the night before. I think that the exercise probably did help a little bit. I decided to ... Read on »
Upcoming: First Post-Transplant Glofil Test by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As I promised yesterday, I am going to give you all a longer explanation of the Glofil test that I am going to be taking next week when I go in for my post-transplant follow ... Read on »
Wednesday Clinic at the Dallas Transplant Institute by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello everyone! I know that you have missed me, and I am back, reporting some new news for my loyal readers. I had my first follow-up appointment at the Dallas Tra ... Read on »
Walking for Exercise by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I started seriously walking this week. The transplant doctor said that walking was good, safe exercise for a post-transplant patient. So, I have been heading down to the f ... Read on »
A Couple of Illustrations by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello everyone! Welcome to Wednesday. I got bored with my camera phone the other day, so I thought I would take a picture of all of the medication that I am taking. Now, ... Read on »
End of February Update by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello everyone! I am here to offer a quick update on how I have been doing since last Thursday. I have another clinical follow-up appointment scheduled for Thursda ... Read on »
Glofil Results and Lab Results by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Welcome to the blog everyone. I have quite a bit of news for today, so sit back and relax, it might go a little longer than I plan. Today was my second follow-up a ... Read on »
Monday, Feb 19 -- An Update by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I see it has been about four days since I last gave everyone an update, so I am going to try and give a quick overview of everything that is going on with me at the moment. ... Read on »
Lab Update from Monday and Thursday by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Greetings blog readers! With today comes another chapter in the ever-so-interesting world of Nathan's Lab Reports (patent pending). If you remember our last conversation, ... Read on »
Creatinine Still at 1.1 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I saw the doctor on Thursday, my creatinine was at 1.1. This was higher than the 0.9 or 1.0 that it had been since my transplant. So, the doctor advised that I go to ... Read on »
Post-Transplant Clinic: March 01 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I visited the clinic this morning as a part of my post-transplant follow-up appointments. The doctors have been seeing me every week since the end of January. The ... Read on »
I Have a Big Head - And Little Arms! by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I realize that the subject line does not pertain to today's post, but it is funny. If you have seen the commercial that I am thinking of, then you might laugh at that line, ... Read on »
Friday Lab Update by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Once again, we have come to Friday. I am here to give you my update from the visit with the doctor today. I went in this morning to the clinic to have my blood dra ... Read on »