Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Day 3, 8 pm

Things are still going well. Gail looks good and she walked around a little this afternoon. She felt very proud of herself.

A friend of ours visited who saw Gail a couple of weeks ago. She said she looks much better now than she did then, before the surgery!

I agree. Her color is good, her eyes are bright, and she is sleepy but not exhausted. That's a big change!

They took the bandages off today. It is a very long incision right up the middle of her belly. I took a photo if you want to see. It's interesting in a gruesome sort of way!

One of the nurses began giving us instructions on how to live after transplant, which mostly consists of what meds to take when, and on how to recognise infection and rejection. It's not as complicated as we feared it would be. We can do this.

It was also the first time in many years that we have been the recipients of a presentation about the importance of safe sex. That was fairly amusing.

Lots of you have sent emails and they are wonderful. Thank you so much!

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