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post #1 of 54 Old 09-26-2007, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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It is time

For those that know me, it is time Oregon Health & Science University call me about 20 minutes ago. They have a Kidney for me and I will have my transplant some time tomorrow.

More later.

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post #2 of 54 Old 09-27-2007, 12:28 AM
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That is great, we hope all goes well. Where in Oregon are you?

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
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post #3 of 54 Old 09-27-2007, 03:42 AM
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You'll be in our prayers, Craig!!! I'm sooo happy for you that this day has finally come!!!

Please don't be shy about asking for help. Joe and I can come up and stack firewood/shovel snow or whatever you might need help with.
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post #4 of 54 Old 09-27-2007, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Larryboy,
Thanks for the offer, it means a lot.
I finished getting my place ready for winter about three weeks ago, just in the nic of time.
So far I have been on the run since arriving right before 1:00 AM.
It is for sure a go, OHSU said it is a really good match.

Well have to go, people to see and things to do. Or is that people to see me and things they want to do to me.

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Good luck Craig.
I hope it works out well for you.
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post #6 of 54 Old 09-27-2007, 10:19 AM
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whoo!

excellent news Craigs!!!
the cavalry is ready if you need us...

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come awn... it's not far...it'll be fun..

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post #7 of 54 Old 09-28-2007, 12:24 AM
 
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Awesome. I was just at OHSU last week with my dad (good outcome.) There are some nice folks there. But stay away from the seafood pasta!

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post #8 of 54 Old 09-29-2007, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the prayer and good wishes.

If I ramble on or don't make since, sorry I am on a lot of drugs.
Surgery went well and I am on the road to recovery
I went in surgery at 12:30 then back to my room at 7:30. When I woke up I was in excruciating-excruciating pain. It took another hour and half to get it under control. By then to docs were concerned that I had too much pain killers on board. Every time I fell asleep I would stop breathing and would be woken up, then start breathing again. This lasted several hours before the medicine worked out of my system. After I clearing these hurdles things started to improve. Needless to say my wife was worried and spent the night in my room.
The best thing that happened this morning was a phone call from our oldest boy. He is stationed in Iraq, so the call was short but it was good to hear his voice. My wife and I both started crying. Shortly after that our youngest and his girlfriend showed up and spent some time with us.
Today I am still in quite a bit of pain; I am using an IV pump for pain killers that I control. So I just dose off and on. It is hard sometimes to carry on an intelligent conversation.
The incision sight is about a foot long and matches the other one that I had 20-years ago. I hope that I do as well with this transplant as I did with my first one. Most cadaver donor Kidney transplants last on average 9 to 10 years.
I was supposed to get up and walk around several times today, that did not happen. When I tried to stand, my left leg would not support my weight. I have no feeling in the upper part of my left leg. I can move my ankle and toes, I can also while in bed pull my leg up but have no thigh muscles. This freaked me out. Tomorrow I will be seen by a doc and start working with a Physical Thearpyist.
I will try and post some pics tomorrow along with any updates.

Talk to everyone later

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Just to keep it short and sweet, I'm really glad to see your post, today!!
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post #10 of 54 Old 09-29-2007, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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Daddyjoe,
I live in Klamath Falls, OR OHSU is in Portland OR. 275 miles away.

thanks

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