I’m so thankful that things are moving along! Continuing to pray for you, your wife, and everyone involved!
Absolutely fantabulous news I am so thrilled for the both of you!
Likely last update until I go in for surgery (unless something happens to delay)
Had my pre-op meeting with the surgeon yesterday. He has an impressive track record - was at Hopkins being mentored by the duo that originated the laparoscopic nephrectomy technique. So he has literally been there since day one on the procedure
I also learned that I am a mutant. Whereas most normal people have one or maybe two arteries connecting to each kidney, I have three connecting to my left and four connecting to my right. He did warn me that this might result in a scrub for this potential donation surgery if the recipient team surgeon does not think they can work with a triple feed kidney, but he will not know that until both teams have a discussion sometime next week. So we just have to wait and see there
My recipient is not local but is only just up in PA so transport should be fairly easy, or so I was told. I know nothing about my recipient beyond that
I am scheduled to be checked in to the hospital on the evening of the 15th as the surgery will likely start bright and early the morning of the 16th. And then, assuming everything is normal, I should be home late evening of the 17th
So there is the lay of the land. Hopefully in twelve days I will dropping by to say “Catch you on the other side!”
Thanks for the update. I’m so glad that things are continuing to proceed.
How interesting! I suspect that most of us have something atypical in our bodies, though we often don’t find out what that something is. I am curious to know if the extra connections are a beneficial mutation, negative, or neutral.
Best of the best of luck! I’ve got a note on my calendar to say an extra prayer for all concerned on the 15th, 16th, and beyond. See you on the other side!
I don’t think you have come this far @t_h_wyman to be stopped in your tracks now. I think doctors present the worst scenario just in case.
You are presenting such a selfless act of love that will affect more people than you will ever know! What a beautiful gesture! Prayers will go up the 16th am
Last pre-surgery update for me as I will be off the grid for a bit here
Last pre-surgery tests were done on Friday and all is set to go forward. I arrive at the hospital 05:30 Wednesday morning with surgery scheduled to begin 07:30. The surgery is scheduled for 4-5 hours followed by three hours in recovery before I get moved to a room for the night. Assuming I feel well enough, I will be discharged Thursday afternoon/evening. And then 2-4 weeks or so recovery before I get back to work.
Since I really only tend to log in here while I am at work I will likely be MIA for a bit. I will definitely check in with @owalreptiles and/or @eaglereptiles and/or @john on Thursday or Friday to update on how I am
So… Until I am back to darken the doorway here… Thank you all again for the support and kindness and for being just awesome people. Keep having fun with your herps and the discussions here and I will see you when I see you
Wish you the best sir and looking forward to hearing from you later this week.
Best of luck and a quick recovery to you, sir!
I can’t wait for you to come back! Praying for you both as this happens and you both are healing. Take your time Travis, healing can take time. We will be here once you are ready . Much love from your MM family.
God bless @t_h_wyman! You have people all around the globe supporting you and praying for you. Would that all of humanity commit selfless acts of love and compassion toward one another like this. What a beautiful world it would be………
We will miss you and be thinking all the positive thoughts, hoping all the hopes, wishing all the encouragements and wishes. Praying that all goes smoothly for everyone involved and that you and the recipient heal quickly. God bless you!
I don’t know where this community would be without you. Best of luck and wishing you a quick recovery!
I hope surgery goes well and healing process is quick!
I just heard from Travis, he is alive and well. No issues, hopes to be home tonight, if not tomorrow. All is well.
Hope all goes well and look forward to seeing you back here.
@owalreptiles thats great news!
So glad everything went smoothly, sending best wishes for a speedy and uneventful recovery!
Thank goodness! Thank you for the update.
Thank you so much for the update! So glad things went smoothly for Travis! He will heal faster once he’s home!
Very good to hear! Thank you for the update.
Anyone heard from Travis? Praying all is well!