Mom and I just got back from Clinic. We were scheduled at 8:40 and got out in about 2 hours. This was a long day because it was the first time. Go back tomorrow at 8 am and expect to be out in an hour.
All my labs are good. Weight is good. Ironically, I’m now low on phosphorus, which I was having to watch. However, I can now eat what I want and that should resolve.
The post transplant clinic is very busy and there is a lot of hussle and bussle. However, they really keep it moving. It is amazing how many people they see and how quickly.
There is sadness in the clinic. People who don’t have the support systems in place, financial resources, education or other resources. Of course I have been truly blessed with a wonderful wife, children, parents and friends. Not to mention a wonderful group of law partners who have made this all possible by taking care of me. Thank you all. (Plus I have health insurance which no one should ever take for granted.) It is hard to imagine how blessed I truly am and how really easy this is compared to most people.
Of course, with the blessings come much responsibility. I have to figure out how to make a difference in the lives of others even more than I have in the past. Obviously, that should be our calling as Christians anyway. However, I feel that I have new added responsibility. It will be an interesting journey to figure out where all this leads.