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Diabetes and Dialysis #4

It has been one hell of a week. Had classes to attend on two nights. Then got two units of whole blood on Thursday followed by AV fistula sugery yesterday. Aren't I a pin cushion enough already without having to have more holes poked in me?

People told me that I would feel better once I got the two units of blood. Felt the same as I got home from the hospital. Now that might have been because I had a 14 hor turn around to be back at the hospital at 6AM yesterday.

Not a whole lot of sleep Thursday night. Guess I was worried about the surgery. The hospital folks were great. I was the first in and was taken back before 8AM. I can remember waking up in the recovery room at 9:45 with a bandage right wrist.

Got back to the room they prep'ed me in a little after 10AM and my wife was livid. Apparently no one called her to tell her that I was out of surgery and that all went well. To us that in one of those unforgivable things.

When I got back to my room they immediately brought me a meal which I was greatful for. It was something simplebut it was food. That would keep me until I got back to the house and got a full meal.

The fun part was what to do with my insulin. I normally take 40 u of Lantus before breakfast but what do I do when there is no real breakfast. Well I guessed and so far I am right where I like to be. Reading an hour ago was 95.

Doctor gave me Lortap 5 for the pain and yet on my med list I clearly had Lortap 7.5 written down. What is even more amazing is that the pharmacy filled the thing.

The wrist does hurt. Especially when I hit it against someting. That is why I am awake at 1:20 AM. Lortap don't do much for that kind of stuff.

I did get the AV fistula where they tie the vein and the artery together in my wrist. I can type pretty well with it so not much loss of movement or use.

My blood work before the surgery showed that my kidney function improved about 20%. Now I'll have to see if the two units help my numbers.

So all in all I feel pretty darn good. No where near as bad as I thought I would feel.

Now if I can just get some sleep.

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Comment by jrtpup on April 28, 2012 at 6:02am

Another step Sparky, glad you made it through well, and especially glad you can type! Hope you got some sleep.

Comment by Doris D on April 28, 2012 at 10:11am

Like pup said look at it that way. I hope everything winds up working out for u Sparky. WE LOVE U HERE DON'T LET IT GET U DOWN! U CAN DO THIS!!!! I know it's gets to u but ur a great man!!!


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