Home sweet home!

I got paroled today!  My creatinine was 1.82 this morning!!  After receiving the great news that my creatinine was down my sister walked into my hospital room.  Mind you, she lives in Kansas City and I’m in Knoxville, TN…11 hours apart!  I was speechless and that doesn’t happen often.  I was so surprised.  That made my day even better.  My doc came in and asked if I was ready to go home and of course I said yes.  I wasn’t going to argue with him.  Although I was ok with staying if it meant a sister sleep over in the hospital.  We haven’t done that in years.  I got my walking papers and was home by noon. 

I am not on any IVs so I was able to deaccess and walk out the door.  I think there has been a total of maybe 3 times that I can remember that I have come out of the hospital with no IVs.  Honestly, it’s kind of weird.  I’m not complaining though.  I will have labs drawn on Monday to check my creatinine level to make sure it is still going down and is in normal range.  I feel very “full” from all the fluid I received in the hospital getting those numbers down.  I am also having a full feeling basically where my Nissen Fundo surgery was performed.  It’s like something is trapped which was a familiar feeling right after I had the surgery when I would eat.  Hopefully that goes away very soon because it is very annoying.  The headache finally got the edge taken off with some Percocet.  I then woke up with another one working its way forward so I took a Percocet to get ahead of it and it went away.  My nausea comes and goes.  Still not a fan of that but who is.

My brain took a hit along with my kidneys.  I have repeated myself often and the people that love me just nod and go along with it like nice people and telling me I am crazy.  I am still having a hard time putting the events of this week together which is weird.  It is still a blur.  It is frustrating when I can’t focus and do what I need to.  I have to take a break from my love affair with ibuprofen.  I take it for all my aches and pains.  I will do what I have to in order to keep these kidneys healthy though.  I have 14 days to rest before my sister weekend on the beach!  I will obey because beach is in the future!

I can’t thank you all enough that have provided food, gift cards, goodies, thoughts, prayers, calls, texts, messages, etc.  It means a lot to our family.  It is hard for me to accept help or things from people but I am learning.  I am so blessed by you all very much.  Thank you so much for all of your support and love!

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Until next time…

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