Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Good news day

It was a busy day in Boston as usual, with running back and forth between Dana-Farber and "The Brigham" and fitting in two appointments, my post-op with Dr. Steele at the hospital and my check-up with Melissa at Dana-Farber.

Both went very well. Dr. Steele said that my incision was healing nicely and that I'd be able to wear a bikini next summer. So kidney surgery will end up miraculously giving me a bikini-body? That's nice.

He did a quick ultrasound, which looked fine, and said I should come back in six months for a follow-up ultrasound. I was glad to hear him say that this incident was a fluke as opposed to being connected to everything that was done to my immune system. That kind of frees me up from looking over my shoulder.

I was also glad to hear that I can return to my activities. He said, however, that I should expect to be tired, not only because of the trauma to my body but also because it takes at least six weeks for the anesthesia to get out of your system. (It's been three weeks since my surgery.)

As for my check up with Melissa, she did another viral culture on my lip because the last one was inconclusive and the blisters still hurt a lot. My counts are good, especially my platelets, which are a whopping 140.

I'm grateful that my friend Claudia gave up her day to take me. It was a good opportunity to catch up, because we don't see each other that often. We met Katie for lunch and then got back in the car, where I immediately conked out.

Tomorrow is tooth-pull day. Can't wait.


Joanna said...

It sounds like you are zooming back to health!

Robin said...

Great news!