Thursday, 20 November 2008

Hey guys! Holly here!

Just a quick update, I visited the hospital on Monday, Wednesday and I am due to go again tomorrow. All my results seem to be going in the right direction, my creatinine is slowly coming down, my Heamoglobin levels are going up and so is my White Cell count! It's great to be home although I feel like I should be able to do more, my tummy is still feeling uncomfortable and I'm getting tired really easily. I'm bloated from the surgery and have a big moon face due to the steroids I am on to kick start my kidney (which I have named Ivy by the way). But all these things are a small price to pay for not having to dialyse and of course nothing compared to what the donors family are experiencing at this time and who made all this possible by their courageous decision.

I will get round to backdating my blog soon about my transplant journey, but until then, take care x


  1. Welcome back Holly! Glad to hear you are starting to feel better and are home. Keep up the good work. Lots of love

  2. Glad you back home Holly 'no place like home' lol. Hope all continues to improve for you...Must be lovely for your family to have you home. :D

    take care best wishes Elaine & Rach x x :D

  3. WELCOME HOME!!! So happy to see you blogging again. I'm sure it will take time to recover but you will get there and in a couple of months you will be feeling amazing! xxxxx

  4. hey sweetie,

    Don't push yourself or get frustrated when your body tells you to rest! You've had massive surgery and a few hiccups along the way so you're body is now relaxing a bit and if it needs to rest lots that's no bad thing.

    Just look at how far you've come in the last few weeks :) You're definitely moving in the right direction, now it's just going to take a little time and patience before you can really start feeling the benefit of Ivy moving in!

    lots of love xxx

  5. Great to hear abt you and hoping you feel better soon!!!!

  6. Happy to read you are home. I have been reading your blog for a while, but havent commented before now (my bad!).

    good luck with everything


  7. It's been a few weeks since I checked your blog; great news! Congratulations and welcome to the Transplant Club.

    I put on over 10 kg in fluid just from the surgery, so I can relate to the bloated feeling.

    Good luck.