Post kidney transplant feelings 


Great fatigue and yet kidney working well. Steroid prescribed but reducing dose raising my blood sugar.  I have started insulin which I was warned about.  Worried my remaining working eye will get badly damaged.   Nervewracking.    Strength slowly coming back but so slow.  Basics are fine.  My spirits are low.  It is much slower than post-open heart surgery on Oct. 1 2015

I am trying to sunbake some positive into my attitude. Not working.  One friend has visited,  but does not live closeby.  I miss my dialysis folk. Never knew quite how much I enjoyed chatting with nurses and patients.
Trying to adjust to new chapter of my life. Wish my balance was not so poor. I go with my walker.  Want to get back to my cane, comfortably moving with it.  Hasn’t happened yet.
Doing much more reading of ebooks and writing in my journal by pen.  I have resumed using a manual portable typewriter. More about that upcoming posts here.

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

2 thoughts on “Post kidney transplant feelings ”

  1. Still doing your exercises eh? Last week you said those helped a lot. I looked it up, 8 weeks is the “average” time it takes to get back to “normal”, particularly at our age with a slower healing rate. But hey, I’m sure you know this. It’s just, what – a week? – over that now and you had been living with dialysis, diabetes, the heart operation (just a year ago!) and who knows what else for quite awhile. You are doing amazingly well!!

    Stretches, walking and mild exercise should bring you around soon, steady your gait, and help make life easier. When you pass this healing stage it will become a memory growing foggier with rosy hues in time. Chin up kind sir, you will make it through this stage! ❤

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