Adventures of a Kidney Donor

July 9, 2010

Yippy Skippy!

Chad, my transplant coordinator from University of Michigan hospital called and the labs I did on Tuesday showed good results! They were a little concerned when I had my big tests in May about some elevations in liver enzymes. They weren’t super high but higher than they should have been for someone of my weight. Numbers like that can mean a fatty liver. Anyway, the numbers are good now.

He said, “Continue to do what you have been doing” and I had to laugh to myself because I am supposed to be following a low-fat diet and I messed up with Fourth of July hotdogs.  I also had a major slipup at my niece Emma’s open house because our friend Kim makes the best cheesecake ever. Seriously, her pina colada cheesecake is possibly the most delicious thing I have ever eaten!Giving up a kidney is easier than the lowfat diet–ha ha.

I was a little stressed about the liver enzymes somehow kicking me out of the transplant and I would have been HEARTBROKEN. I feel better now. Things are moving along! Hooray!

 Go here for Resources on Kidney Donation


  1. Ann, this is great news! I’d have a hard time with the whole cheesecake vs. liver issue, too–glad it’s working out for you. 🙂

    Comment by Carol — July 12, 2010 @ 9:36 am |Reply

  2. P.S. “Transplant Coordinator”! Hee!

    Comment by Carol — July 12, 2010 @ 9:37 am |Reply

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