"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~Randy Pausch

Friday, September 9, 2011

More About Yesterday

I got one call around lunchtime. It was from the pharmasists at Christ. There was something in the blood work they drew that made them think I needed to stop the drug for the study. My immune system is always hyped up because of the autoimmune disease, and I think that's what they saw. So, I will have a better change of not rejecting the kidney if they go with normal proceedure of drugs. I'll get IV medicine to induce my immune system to stop working on the day of the surgery.

It's fine, though. Taking the meds that I did won't hurt anything. It just isn't going to work enough. The IV meds will work better.

Then another call came right after lunch. It was the transplant coordinator and she said that my nephrologist wanted me to see my cardiologist ASAP. I was freaked out. Apparently there was something wrong with my chest x-ray.

Are you kidding??

She said that my heart just looks big because I'm so small right now. So, I had to go get an echo at Good Sam yesterday afternoon. But, good news is that the results were perfect...better than they have been since Anna was born. Hallelujah!

I had to drive the results from the echo and films from a chest x-ray up to Christ right after that. The coordinator wasn't there, so I left them for her to look at this morning. And, thank God, she called at 8:30 am to tell me that the doctors all looked at the results and are thrilled and ready to go on Tuesday.

I've about had it with all of this...Tuesdsay can't come quick enough.


  1. Good luck on Tuesday!! I'm praying for you! Kathy Allen asked me to pass on her thoughts to you!


  2. Kelly,
    We will be praying for you and your family on Tuesday! You are one amazing lady!