If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I recently found out that I am CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Positive. I received a lot of messages from people asking if I was fine and wanting to know what was going on. I thought it might be easier to write about it. CMV is not dangerous… Continue reading CMV Post Transplant
Every time someone sees me since my transplant, they always ask me how I am feeling now. I guess its a valid question. Everyone says I look so different so it makes sense that they would want to know if I feel any different. There are good things that have changed and there are some… Continue reading So what has changed?
Ah, the transplant games. I remember when I was diagnosed initially and I was doing my work-up for the transplant list, my transplant co-ordinator mentioned the transplant games. I didn’t think much of it then. I had just been diagnosed and all I knew is that I wanted a new kidney. Lets go back in… Continue reading Fitness + The Transplant Games
In my last post transplant blog post (here) I was on Day 5 of my recovery and I was peeing on myself. This resulted in the nurses having to put a bedpan next to my bed as I could not make it to the bathroom in time. My days literally consisted of me getting up… Continue reading General Isolation- Post Transplant Part 2 + going home
Today I was asked to speak at an event to raise awareness for kidney disease. They were also raising funds for Tygerberg Renal Unit. If you’re interested, read what I had to say below. Today was also the first day that I left the house since my transplant! I only went out for an hour… Continue reading Kidney disease awareness speech
The last two weeks have been a roller coaster. I have been struggling to find the motivation to actually write a blog post because I am adjusting to an overactive kidney and a ton of medication. So now I am taking some time to myself and I am going to write an honest post about… Continue reading ICU- Post Transplant Part 1
It’s currently 1am and I can’t sleep. It’s the morning of my surgery. In exactly 7 hours, my dad will be going into theatre and two hours later, so will I. In approximately 13 hours, I will (hopefully) have a new functioning kidney. I know a lot of you have been waiting for me to… Continue reading The day before surgery