Monthly Archive: February 2010

Feb 27 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010: Vague Recollections of the Past Few Days

I’m four days post transplant, and I have to apologize in advance that this post will be brief since fatigue seems to set in quicker than I’d like. Monday was a relatively easy day with most of it under heavy sedation, with the exception of the early waking hours . We got up bright and …

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Feb 22 2010

Day Before Surgery

We’re here at the hospital and well into our pre-operative routine. We arrived just after noon and have spent the time signing multiple consent forms and chugging our gallon of GoLytely (if you don’t know what it is, consider yourself fortunate). Right now Alison and I are on the same unit, just down the hall …

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Feb 20 2010

Places everyone, places…alright, this time with feeling: Living Donor Transplant — Take 2

Okay, we’re gonna try this thing again. We are now officially scheduled for the transplant on Monday, February 22nd. Catherine and I will join Alison and Curt at the VCU Health System by noon this Sunday and begin the pre-operative extravaganza. After the initial disappointment of the week-long delay, I’m back in a very calm …

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Feb 15 2010

Transplant POSTPONED

As we’ve all learned in life, first dates don’t always go as planned. Such is the case with the date for the liver transplant. For unforeseen circumstances, the surgery originally scheduled for Monday, February 15th has been postponed and we are waiting to learn when the transplant will be rescheduled. The transplant team is holding …

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Feb 01 2010

We Have A Date

First things first: About a week ago, Alison was informed that her blood work and ultrasound exam both showed that she had recovered fully from the aneurysm repair. It’s obviously an understatement to call that welcome news, so we can all start breathing again. Next stop: the transplant. I’ve stared at this screen for several …

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