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Anniversary Clinic Visit by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure My kidney numbers continue to report that all is well. Unfortunately due to genetics and family history, my heart now needs attention. I have had a loud heart murmur for yea ... Read on »
Glenn Beck's Principals of Life 6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but... by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Ok folks, I'm going to step on toes here but not because I want to, it's because I have an opinion and most time when people state their opinions, others oppose it. So here g ... Read on »
General Info by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Here are the transplant receipients. Each of us had different conditions which caused the need for a kidney transplant. Joe (top left) had polycyctic kidneys. This condition ... Read on »
Memorial by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Today is not only Valentine's Day but it also marks the one year anniversary of my kidney transplant. I woke up at 8:37 a.m. and that was when the results came in and it was a ... Read on »
Happy New Year! by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I'm not sure which weight loss program use to run tv ads saying "Happy New Year to a new YOU! but that phrase has been running through my head lately. Next month on Valentine ... Read on »
Giving Thanks by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This holiday season there is so much to be thankful for. It was shortly before this time last year when I started to really feel the effects of End Stage Renal Disease. For ma ... Read on »
Check Up at the Clinic by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure After my hospital stay in June, I had to return to the clinic 2 weeks to make sure things were still going in the right direction. At that time, they had given me a 3 month l ... Read on »
8 Months and Counting..... by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had my transplant clinic visit today. It's been 8 months since the transplant and I can't believe how the time has flown! All my numbers showed that the new kidney is doin ... Read on »
Pneumonia after a Transplant by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Pneumonia is one thing that we were warned about after the transplant. After surgery I was given a spirometer (sp?) and told to use it a couple of times everyday. It's a plast ... Read on »
Been Awhile by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I'm happy to report that things are still going well. Blood work is done every 2 weeks now and my next visit to the clinic is in October. After that I will hopefully go to o ... Read on »
Home, Sweet Home by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As expected, I was admitted into the hospital on Friday during my clinic visit. The sonogram showed the artery was working fine and so was the kidney. The theory at the time ... Read on »
Just When You Think Things Are Fine.... by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The transplant team called the other day and apparently my last blood work showed a pretty big increase in my Creatin level. It went from 1.1 to 2.2. This is not good news a ... Read on »
Odd Differences by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Ever since the transplant, I have had 2 MAJOR cravings....vegetables and Bojangle's fried chicken. While Bojangle's has always been my favorite chicken place, vegetables were ... Read on »
Before and After by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I promised earlier that I would share the differences my life has been since the transplant. The list is long so I'll try and keep it rather brief and hit the highlights. Firs ... Read on »
Medical Update by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Friday I went to my monthly kidney transplant clinic visit. My numbers are continuing to get better except it seems my White Blood Count is extemely low and I need to consume ... Read on »
It's Been A While by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yes, it's been awhile since I last wrote something. The truth of the matter is things have gone along well and I'm out and about enjoying life again! My husband always said ... Read on »
Arriving at UAB by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure After my phone call from the Organ Center telling me they had a possible match, we were on a time table. The call came in at 9:35 PM and we were told to be at the hospital by ... Read on »
Home Again by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure My last post was when I had gotten another call about a kidney. That kidney was a match and on Valentine's Day, I received my new kidney and the gift of life! Praise God. Th ... Read on »
I've Gotten Another Call! by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Tonight I received another call for a possible kidney. Bruce and I are preparing to take off. After I get in my room at the hospital, they will draw blood and then a series ... Read on »