7-18-12/Cystoscopy #2

The stent came out today via cystoscopy. It wasn’t as bad as last time because I knew what to expect.   As I’ve said before – it’s uncomfortable for the duration, but only really painful for 2-4 seconds. During that time it’s like someone is standing on your bladder.   This time it took 2+ … Continue reading

7-16-12/BK Virus

Today was supposed to be a day I didn’t hear from Yale. I had clinic scheduled for Thursday and my cystoscopy got moved to Wednesday. So other than the delight of waiting for that procedure on Wednesday things were supposed to be low-key.   Not so much. Clinic called today and left a message as … Continue reading

7-12-12/3 months & Staples Out

Today marks the 3 month anniversary of the transplant surgery. What a bumpy road!   It feels like much longer as the struggles have been great.   On the upside – all 49 staples came out of my abdomen today. It was a dramatic turnaround – the antibiotics helped me avoid an infection and actually … Continue reading

7-5-12/Some Explanations

I was at Yale today and they have an explanation for my lack of bladder control – something I didn’t mention earlier. It’s not horrible, but it is definitely annoying. They think the stent that was put in to help the ureter and bladder heal has shifted. This shift puts pressure on the bladder and … Continue reading

7-2-12/Enough Already

Okay, they said there would be bumps in the roads. I get that. I am, however, ¬†getting sick of potholes that prevent me from reaching my destination – some consistent level of health. Not even great health – just consistent health. My standards are lowering by the day.   I was back at Yale today … Continue reading