Zappit's Kidney Thread Part 2: Da Relapse

Zappit

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I do have Hades - it’s great. I heard there’s going to be a Diablo 2/3 special pack when Remastered drops, so I’m going to get that.

Torchlight 2 looks good. I think I’ll give it a try.
 

GasBandit

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I thought you had tried D3 but had "Bleeeaahhhh NOPE"'d out of it in a couple weeks or even less.
Not I, I just never got around to trying it. I don't remember why. Maybe because of the stink with the real money auction house or something? I don't know, that was DEEP in the before-fore time.
 

Zappit

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I was supposed to have my surgery today, but the team delayed it. Monday afternoon, they tell my mother they want to test her for bladder cancer. They don’t want to take any chances because she already had breast cancer, but nothing can go forward until that test gets done. They haven’t even scheduled it yet...
 

Zappit

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Candy just saved my transplant.

We had to redo the final bloodwork labs since the surgery was delayed, and my mother’s platelets were low. Could have been her rheumatoid arthritis. Could have been the fact that they’ve taken nearly FIFTY vials of blood in less than a month.

The transplant advocate called yesterday afternoon. Fuck, fuck, fuck - this is almost exactly what happened last time. My mother needed to get her platelets retested, if they were too low, we would have to delay again.

We immediately hit Google to try to figure out how to raise platelets fast. Turns out raisins are a food that can do that. We had a big bag of Raisinettes in the house. My mother hit that bag HARD, and the bloodwork today shows platelets at normal levels. Holy shit!

We are still on for Monday, and there’s no more obstacles! This is finally going to be it!
 

Zappit

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Had my first visits from the doctors this morning. The new kidney is functioning very well. My creatinine has come down, I’m producing a lot of urine, and the blood flow is great, too. One of the surgeons said this is up there with their best transplants.

It’s also probably going to be the most painful day. The pain meds they injected into my belly will fully wear off, and then it’s just oral painkillers. They’ve already had me up on my feet and put me into a chair - that movement is good for the new kidney - speeds up healing. I’m getting to eat today.

They were checking on me every hour last night, which kept me from sleeping last night; I’m worn out.
 
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