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About 2 hours away from major surgery...

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Good news, Tony.! :bc:

 

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Best wishes Low, glad things went well. :bc: 

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9 hours ago, SVT Renegade XRS said:

Glad to see you made it out of surgery :bc:      Post up some pics of the hot nurses taking care of you :thumb:

snopro31?

glad to hear all went well low-1 :bc:

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Snoslinger said:

snopro31?

glad to hear all went well low-1 :bc:

 

 

I only make an appearance at HCS in Winnipeg once every 4 months and Wednesday was my appearance day

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1 minute ago, snopro31 said:

I only make an appearance at HCS in Winnipeg once every 4 months and Wednesday was my appearance day

wow that was a quick response. you must observe things in here pretty often.

 

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Just now, Snoslinger said:

wow that was a quick response. you must observe things in here pretty often.

 

just got off work and reading some news before bed.

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terrific that it went well,  good luck;

 

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9 hours ago, low-1 said:

Thank you everyone.  I've been sharing my journey on Facebook and keeping my posts public.  I've found it very therapeutic and I'm comfortable sharing, in the hopes it may help someone else in some way.  If you're interested, just search for Tony Loewen.  Here is my last post:

 

T +5ish hours

Out of the recovery room and back to my little corner of HSC.  I'm a little sore when I move or twist, and pretty tired, but otherwise feeling just fine.  Water tastes amazing, haven't had any since around midnight last night.  Horrible case of cottonmouth, but for a totally different reason than most people experiencing that today.  Michelle is out as well, also doing very well.  She's amazing.  I can't express that strongly enough.  Things today were "great success" <- (in my very best borat impression).

Everything is working well; creatinine is already dropping and the new little guy is making pee like a champ.  Haven't tried to get up for a walk yet, likely sleep on it first.  Took one shot of my little pain pump at the nurses' request, just to show them I knew how it worked.  Not really feeling too bad yet, although we'll see what tomorrow brings.

My beautiful fiancée just snuck me in a banana and it was awesome :).  Still have a heap of hoses and tubes connected, but I'm pretty sure I'll sleep well regardless.

Thank you so much, everyone, for all the love and support.  I'm sure it helped carry me over.

Now on to the rest of my life!

Glad things are going well for you....one of my employee's wife had a transplant done around Christmas. So far so good for her.... 

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2 hours ago, xcr700 said:

Glad to hear everything went good. Sounds like you have a hell of a future mother in law :bc:

Is HSC Health Sciences Center?  

She's an amazing woman.  I couldn't be happier, or luckier.  

Yep, health sciences center.  

Already got up and did my first walk around the hallway.  Definitely a bit of soreness, but overall I feel great.

Thank you everyone

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You should have a quick recovery if you are already up walking after a transplant surgery.  Thats awesome.

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Sorry I was late to the party!  Hoping for a speedy recovery and bright future!!  :bc:

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I asked the surgeon if he would be able to get a few pictures for me.  He sent me a few.  Thought you guys might get a kick out of these

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That's the donor kidney still covered in a bit of ice, then all back to pink and healthy once connected to blood supply in me.

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Now those are some amazing pictures! :bc:

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Wow I would have thought it was the other way around but I guess it looks shriveled up without any blood or pee in it :bc:  good stuff Low-1 glad to see you on the mend and apparently in good spirits, and and a big kudos to your hero of a future mother in law for basically saving your life :bc::bc:

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One of my buddies got a kidney transplant some 28yrs ago...other then rejection drugs and the occasional visit to the dr....he lives problem free from what he says....im sure you will be the same. :bc:

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Well, that's about it for this phase.  Should be leaving the hospital in a few hours.  Just getting the rounds of discharge visits... Pharmacist, dietician, transplant coordinator, nurse, nephrologist, etc.  Can't quite go home yet as I have to go to clinic every day for the first while while they monitor my bloodwork.  Going to be living at the hotel connected to the hospital for the next month or two, but at least I'll be free :)

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Great news. :bc:

 

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6 minutes ago, low-1 said:

Well, that's about it for this phase.  Should be leaving the hospital in a few hours.  Just getting the rounds of discharge visits... Pharmacist, dietician, transplant coordinator, nurse, nephrologist, etc.  Can't quite go home yet as I have to go to clinic every day for the first while while they monitor my bloodwork.  Going to be living at the hotel connected to the hospital for the next month or two, but at least I'll be free :)

Great news take care of that new kidney :bc:

 

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wow...that's pretty awesome! glad to see it working out for you...:bc:

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Glad to hear.   :bc:

 

How's the future MIL doing? 

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How are things going @low-1 ?

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