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4 years and counting by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I never thought in a million years that I would join the world of bloggers but here I am. This will be about the journey to receiving a transplanted kidney. I've been on the ... 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 »
A Clean Room by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure One of the preparations that need to be made in doing home dialysis is having a clean room. Sounds pretty innocent doesn't it? Well so far some of the definitions I've learne ... Read on »
A Lesson Not Yet Learned by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Geez I feel really stupid. Yesterday I wrote about learning to accept people's help. This morning I was in a situation that really did need assistance and I STILL turned it ... Read on »
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 »
Another Visit to the Dialysis Center by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yesterday was my weekly visit to the Dialysis Center for a flushing of my catheter. I didn't bother to look up at the name of the place in the hopes of avoiding the whole ton ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
How To Talk Dog by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I've posted pictures of our current 4 legged family members, Reccee and Sneakers. The other pictures are of family members who are no longer with us but greatly missed. My hus ... Read on »
I Did It! by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night I changed my bandaging. Bruce stood behind me to help keep me steady while my head was spinning. But I did it! There was apparently no fresh bleeding from the hand ... 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 »
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 »