Saturday, February 25, 2012
Hope you didn't miss me
And that I am allowed to come back after Kate has been doing such a better job than I ever did.
In my mind I figured I would come out of the surgery and type a post almost immediately but that was definitely not the case. I mean I’m sure I could have written something, I just very much doubt that it would have been worth reading. So today is Saturday at 11am, exactly 4 days and 4 hours approximately after the surgery started and I am feeling up to writing something.
It has been a crazy 4 days, you prepare for something like this but it is never quite what you expect, and if you get to know me any better you will know that I think the word expectation is a 4 letter word. But that is a whole blog post after the kidney story.
I am doing really well according to everyone, not as well as I would like but I feel very blessed for what I am able to do and the support that I have. I am very lucky to have a wife like Kate who has been by my side every step of the way since the surgery, spending three nights on what looked like a very uncomfortable chair and helping me every step along the way.
We had a great team of doctors and nurses to help us get started on the recovery and I couldn’t have picked a better place to have the surgery. In the next couple of days I will update on what my experiences were like since that is one of the main reasons I wanted to write this blog. When I tried to research what it was like for the donor I really couldn’t find very many firsthand experiences.
But for now I am going to go see Ashley get discharged so that is just going to have to wait.