As the title states, it's been about two months since transplant and I am still sort of in disbelief over it. Things are so different now!
I have energy, I'm excited and ready to get back to things I love, and I can give attention and effort more without constant anxiety or depression. I did not realize I was going down a pretty dark road for the past couple of years, I had literally no clue. Every day felt so dismal and the only thing I'd really pay attention to was my dog for his sake alone. I slept so much and would just kind of chill out and be too tired or bored to come online or talk to anyone. I looked sick, I felt sick, but I thought I was doing well - only to see such a big change after transplant. I feel happier and healthier then I did before I got sick in the first place! I am in a better place.
My plans are now to save everything I can until next year, and try to move back to Seattle. Have a good pal who wants to move there and we're gonna room it up out in Lynwood more then likely, dog, parakeet and all. (My dog, their parakeet haha)
I am still not able to have a legit paycheck which is a bit unsettling, but without Medicare my rejection meds cost an easy $6,000 a month - how does anyone afford to stay alive? Makes my brain hurt to try and figure it out. Speaking of medication! My body is doing so strongly and well, they have reduced the amount I take! It's a big indicator that my body is accepting the kidney with very minimal issues. I try to take very good care of myself so it will last as long as physically possible. The first 6 months are the most intensely watched, eventually I'll barely see a doctor beyond once a month and a yearly visit in Seattle to my transplant hospital.
Beyond arting a lot, I play games as much as ever (Currently on Bloodborne, Monster Hunter 4 annnnd a pile of Steam games haha) I read a little, and continue to still build and create my own little character-worlds with my best pal Katie-W (who I'll get to see 100x more once I move back down YAY~)
If there is any other questions, feel free to ask anytime. Not too much more to add since things are going pretty good. I did take a tumble doing something stupid (redecorating, leaned on something with wheels and fell flat on my back) but I got checked out and there's no damage, just a bruised back and ego haha. Dogs doing really well, bullheaded as ever and cute as could be. He's a whopping 38 lbs of pure muscle, sheesh!
Oh! Also I was gifted a subscription and want to make a shout-out to iAmSprFstJellyfish , thank you for being so generous!
I hope to add a few things here more often, I generally just post to tumblr but I will try to post more here ahhhhh~.
On the flip side, how are YOU all doing? Tell me!