Here is the thing with post transplant. Not only can each day be different, each hour can bring change. Today is day 7 since transplant(the day after transplant is referred to as Day One).
One day it looks like a miraculous recovery and the next a set back, that is reminiscent of pre transplant pain and discomfort. Why? The body is recovering from a tremendous shock(cut open – an organ taken out-a foreign one introduce-chemical-emotional…..and then there is PAIN.
I have heard it said that Pain is the gift no one wants. Books and studies abound on the subject. Why does one person interpret pain more severe than another. You can a GOOGLE it but basically pain is conveyed through our nervous system. You’ve heard the saying, some are thick-skinned while others seems to over reacted to the slightest of things. Yes it is chemistry or as some of us believe that “we are fearfully and wonderfully made” – unique and different. You might visualize the nerves as an electrical shock firing a charge that signals the hurt. For some people their system is over firing the signals.
Regardless of the why, some days and sometime hour from hour are good / not so good / or just plain Bad.
Thinking of you soon you will have a pain free day my two year old saw your picture and said poor man is in hospital mommy he has the hiccups . At this point as one might say its one hiccup in the road to recovery but is truly a wee bit unfair pain ..
There will come a time when you will not remember so vividly this pain you are feeling. God did some wonderful things for me. I remember the nurses taking me off the self administered pain medication to the pills. Then they started bringing them further and further apart. I remember at times the pain was bringing tears to my eyes it was so bad.
I also had fluid in my right lung cavity that they found and drained during surgery. I had a lot of fluid in my abdomen. It took some time for that to go down. I remember the pulmonary nurses coming in at all hours to have be do my respiratory medication. So much for sleep.
I say all this because although I can remember what happened then, the pain of it all has faded into the background. Take each day as a new challenge leaning on God to get you through it. Before you know it this will all be over with and you will be happy and healthy!
God Bless You Scott!!
Praying, Scott. Thanks for allowing the Lord to continue to work thru you. You rock and so does our Dad. Phil
Even when you are having a bad day or hour, even then your writing blesses me. You are a good teacher. I am sorry you are going through this pain, but I am so very glad you are on Day 7. It is amazing. Continuing to pray for you and the family.
Scott, I have prayed through your journey and you have helped me through my own. I just have to tell you that your color from the pictures last week and the week before and NOW, amazing! You are restoring my faith in the power of prayer.
WOW!! This most current picture of you looks amazing. Your color is fantastic. I’m so sorry you have to get through this painful time, but I KNOW that great days are ahead for you. There is a light at the end of this tunnel!! Hang in there…
Scott, praying for more “good” days and fewer “bad” days. As you know the power of prayer is AMAZING!
Denise St. Pierre
Praying, Scott, that soon the good days will vastly outnumber all others.