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