I went to Dallas Transplant Institute on April 1st for a check up. It was a normal day at the clinic. They drew blood for labs. Saw the nurse for vital signs and weight and then saw the doctor. Was there about 1 hour. My labs values were perfect. Creatine level (the value that measures kidney function) was a 1.4 which is really good and is holding steady. So all is well and I continue to have no problems.
I was told that I no longer have to check my blood sugar every day. Just do it a couple of times a week. The doctor told me that I could do all the activities that I could handle without discomfort. So I’m really only limited by my own ability to do the activity comfortably.
…. and I weighed the same as the day I left!
I go back in one month, April 29th, for another check up and a Glofil test. Keith has to do another Glofil as well and he was going to schedule his that day too. So we will have a contest: Which kidney works best in whose body. I’m kinda taking the Bum Phillips quote to heart: “Bear Bryant could take his’n and beat your’n, or he could take your’n and beat his’n.” I think I can take Keith’s kidney and beat him at the Glofil test. I declare a challenge.
We continue to feel very blessed by the whole process. Your prayers and thoughts are appreciated. I thank you all for all the support you’ve shown me, my family and Keith and his family.