So as you can see, my belly is distended quite a bit. It is worst when I eat. Mostly it is the extra fluid and swollen tissue in my belly. Yes, it is uncomfortable but what can I do? Hopefully it will go down soon. Small price to pay as far as I am concerned. I think I look kinda cute pregnant. And let's face it, this is the most pregnant I will ever look ever. Ever.
We are a little stir crazy in my grandmother's house, but it has been a good visit. We really appreciate both of our parents being here to support. Matthew's mother has gotten really sick for about two weeks now, so we have had to try to stay away from her unfortunately.
My numbers have come back from blood tests I have been getting, and they look really good. My creatinine has leveled out at about 1.1 and I am so happy with that. I am still a little anemic, but it is getting better. I can stand up straight now, and Matthew and I are moving a little faster.
On Saturday, Matthew will be leaving with his parents to drive back to Oklahoma. He wants to teach on Monday. He misses his students. I don't blame him. Mom and I are leaving for Iowa on Tuesday. The dreaded procedure is scheduled for Wednesday morning bright and early. The word on the sedatives? The transplant team has approved the use of them, but the urology team has to approve it now. Keep your fingers crossed.
It has been amazing getting to eat whatever the hell I feel like eating. I drink milk, eat cheese, drink TONS of water and don't limit myself at all! Its awesome! I know I will gain some weight, but whatever. I have time to equalize after I get back home. Nonna's food is just too good to turn down.
We have also had an amazing amount of visitors while we have been here. We even had to turn some people away because we get too tired sometimes. But it has been awesome seeing everyone.
We are looking forward to going home and getting back to normal, and we miss our pets a LOT. But we are thankful things are going so well and can't wait to see our Oklahoma friends.