Now a kidney

Well the liver is doing good. So we can start working towards a new kidney. If I get a new kidney they will just add it to the ones I have already making a the third. There is no subtraction unless one of the kidneys I have has something seriously  wrong with it. My wife is trying to donate.

The Hep C treatment has seemed to work and they have declared me cured.  After all the stays in the hospital and a couple of blood transfusions I am “cured”.  Hopefully the blood transfusion don’t slow down the process of getting a new kidney.  Each blood transfusions causes your body to build up antibodies which makes it harder to match you to another.

Week ten

Still having to eat a lot of protein to keep up.  Which means that I have to go the bathroom a lot too.  My legs are still real painful.  It is kinda of weird but they hurt when you touch them and they hurt when you try to walk on them.  Nothing new this week.  Everything seems to be hanging in there.  Hep C is still showing as undetectable.   The doctor moved the appointment to the 20th and we seem to be moving forward.  Talk to you next week.

Week Nine

With the red blood cells so low because of the ribavirin, I am not able to do anything.  Trying to get a hold of the doctor to see if there is anything I can do to fix that.  Finally got a hold of the kidney doctor.  She put me on megace.  Its side … [Continue reading]

Week eight

I made it to my primary care physician's appointment.  They rolled me in a wheelchair and she sent me directly over to the emergency room.   Once there, they tried starting an IV from my left hand, they tried drawing blood from my left elbow and they … [Continue reading]

Week Seven

Week Seven I have had some difficulties.  I went to the nurse practitioner and they gave me some type of breathing treatment.  As soon as they were done giving me the breathing treatment, I couldn't do much of anything.  My legs  were hopping around … [Continue reading]

Week Six

Still fighting this cold.  It is making it very hard for me to eat.  I eat a little less for breakfast.  Half of what I eat for Lunch and a third of what I normally eat for dinner.  Most of the things I was suppose to get done this week did not get … [Continue reading]

Week Five

This week we found out that the viral load went from 8.8 million to undectible.  But it seems when we found out, I caught a cold.  So I am feeling weak and it is hard to eat.  Hopefully this cold won't last long.  I have lots of things to do this … [Continue reading]

Week Four

This is going to be the week all the big blood tests are going to be due.  We will find out about the change in the viral load and all the other numbers.  So far the numbers have been looking good that we can tell.  The doctor has started reducing my … [Continue reading]

Week Three

Week Three is going pretty well.  The worst thing about it is I still have diarrhea in the morning which started in week two.  We were able to cut the Medrol in half from 8 mg to 4 mg and my joints are still doing great.   We even took our furniture … [Continue reading]

Week One

We finally got the medicine.  We are now heading up to the hospital to see how to use it.  Remember this is a three hour and a half trip one way.  It comes in a box that holds 7 daily boxes.  In each of the daily boxes is 3 pills marked am (we were … [Continue reading]