6 Months Out!

August 25, 2018 | By Terry | 6 Comments | Filed in: Default.

Cheers, everyone! Six months. A lot can happen in six months. 2/3 of a human can be developed in a womb. The Earth can go halfway around the sun.  The NBA Playoffs can start and almost finish (kidding).  Oh, and a kidney transplant recipient can make a full recovery! As each of the past 6 • Read More »

4.5 Months Post-Op update

July 19, 2018 | By Terry | 4 Comments | Filed in: Default.

Hello friends and family! It’s been an unbelievably HOT and MUGGY summer, so I thought this beautiful 80 degree humidity free evening would be a perfect opportunity to sit on the deck and give you all an update. I believe it’s been almost 3 months since I last wrote an entry here.  I have quite • Read More »

April 21 Update

April 21, 2018 | By Terry | No Comments | Filed in: Default.

Hello friends and family. It’s been about 3 weeks since my last blog update, so I figured it’s time to give an update to you all whom I haven’t spoken personally with.  The last several weeks I’ve been on my normal twice-per-week clinic schedule at the hospital. I show up at 7am for blood and • Read More »

March 30 update

March 30, 2018 | By Terry | No Comments | Filed in: Default.

Hello friends and family! I thought I’d drop a few lines today with latest updates. My last post outlined my return to the hospital, and the start of my 10 day inpatient/outpatient Thymo treatments. This is an immunosuppressant induction drug that helps stop the kidney rejection I was starting to experience a few weeks ago. • Read More »

Back in hospital (updated 3/20/2018)

March 18, 2018 | By Terry | 6 Comments | Filed in: Default.

Hello friends and family, I had a great week at home – my Mom was there most of the week, she was great. Thank you for running yourself ragged for me Mom 🙂 On Friday I went in for my normal bi-weekly labs, and they decided to go ahead and biopsy the new kidney that • Read More »

Transplant and Recovery

March 14, 2018 | By Terry | No Comments | Filed in: Default.

Hello friends and family, now that the dust has settled from my transplant and I’m firmly entrenched in healing/recovery mode, I thought it was high time to share my experiences with you.  I have kept you up to date with Facebook posts here and there, but I thought I’d lay out a timeline here with • Read More »

Transplate Date set: Friday, March 2

January 24, 2018 | By Terry | No Comments | Filed in: Default.

If you’d have told me on New Year’s Day that I’d be having my transplant on March 2nd, I’d laughed and called you crazy.  January 5th was just a few days away, we were finally going to do this! On January 3rd I started feeling a little twinge in my throat… that night I was • Read More »

It’s almost go time

December 30, 2017 | By Terry | 3 Comments | Filed in: Default.

Hello friends and family, it’s been about a month since my last official update, so I figure now is a good time for a final note before surgery, which is almost here. That’s right, it all goes down this coming Friday, January 5. Can you believe it? Dennis and I are to show up very • Read More »

Transplant Surgery in January

November 29, 2017 | By Terry | 2 Comments | Filed in: Default.

Well kids, I was finally 100% approved for kidney transplant surgery today!  I met my surgeon in person again, he was very happy with my weight loss progress, and said we are good to go. My coordinator is going to meet with Dennis’s coordinator, and present us with a couple of date options for surgery.  • Read More »

Halloween update

October 31, 2017 | By Terry | No Comments | Filed in: Default.

Hiya gang.  Remember my last blog post where I said I got my surgeon’s approval for moving forward with transplant? How all he wanted me to do now was to get off of Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) so I’d stop gaining weight, move to Hemodialysis for a month and lose a few pounds, and we’d schedule surgery • Read More »