|Nancy, my living liver donor!|
Since that day, my numbers have been bouncing around so much that I have yet to leave this place. The other day Jason came in and I said Wow, you're home early. He looked at me and said, "Home?" That is when I knew I really had to get out of this place. I have had 1 episode of rejection, 3 biopsies, 2 cholangiograms,2 EKG's, 1 MRCP, 50 staples removed, a partridge in a pear tree, and way to many shots, blood draws, and X-rays to count. But they still have not been able to figure out why my numbers are bouncing. On top of all the procedures, I am on waaay to many drugs - these steroids are one of the worse with the mood swings! They have also caused medicine induced diabetes - I have been taking 4 shots of insulin daily, sometimes 12 units worth. It has also caused high blood pressure, which I take Norvask everyday for that... not to mention I look like a chipmunk storing nuts for the winter - lovely moon face. I also take such a high dose of my prograf (another anti-rejection med) that I have tremors from morning to night -There is a lot of erasing and "Go Back" button being pushed because I am constantly hitting letters twice. But as long as I get home, it is all worth it - I ain't complaining. Besides, I will be getting home soon if I have to break out myself. I have to be home by the 30th so that I can take River to his first day of Kindergarten.:) I can't believe he was only 2 when we first started getting ready for a transplant "in the future"... and now, I am going to be making lunches and asking my boys around the dinner table how their day went, all without my puke bucket sitting next to me. I am so excited!!
...Well I better get some sleep, I've got to get up at 3 to check my insulin and then again at 4 & 4:30 to get my vitals and have my blood drawn. Hopefully this sleeping habit will be easy to break.