Happy Beginnings : My to and fro to heaven
Monday, August 19, 2019
My last blog entry was in 2017 and we are already through 8 months in 2019. A lot has happened since then and its has been really dark times followed by some really happy moments.
In my last blog in 2017 I mentioned about my kidney disease. On 21st December 2017 which also happened to be my Husbands birthday I woke up completely disoriented. I dont remember any of it. I am told I couldn't recognize anyone I spoke like a person who had lost her mind and couldn't get up from bed. It was scary for my 10 year old daughter. I was rushed to the hospital where I became violent and finally lost my consciousness.
I was admitted in ICU and Doctors could not determine what was wrong with me. They could not carry out an MRI scan as I would get violent and hospital staff couldn't control me. Finally a friend who is a doctor in the same hospital where I was admitted and Neurologist there started treating me for TB meningitis. It was brave of them as the tests take three to four days to come out with findings. By grace of god the treatment worked and after four days lab work confirmed indeed it was TB meningitis . But it was a severe case and I ended up unconscious and was in and out for almost two months.
One of the side effects of this illness is it attacks organs and it did my already weak kidneys. I ended up very weak, lost 22 Kilos and lost muscles and was on dialysis thrice a week. I could not lift a finger and I have had a long battle since then. I underwent physiotherapy and now I can walk on my own. I am self sufficient now. My brother is an angel and he donated his kidney and I underwent a kidney transplant in February 2019.
It has been six months for my transplant and by Gods grace everything is going well. My doctors tell me you are very lucky and you almost made it to heaven and came back at least four times. I do not remember much of that dark phase and I am extremely happy about that.
Now almost everyone on Sparkpeople is here for weight loss. I lost 22 kg by falling sick and there is nothing to be happy about it. After that now I prefer to be healthy. We all must appreciate what we have and dont take anything for granted. Get healthier and fitter. Don't get hung on weight loss. weight loss is a by product of healthy lifestyle. Dont kill yourself but it doesnt mean you can gobble every doughnut comes your way.
After my transplant I have put on back 10 kilos. I have a moonface due to steroids I need to take. It does bother me but I never want to be sick so I have accepted a new me. I enjoy this gift of life which god has given me. I make as many good choices when it comes to food but if i am offered a pizza and i am not able to control and have one then I just move on and make the next meal a healthier one. I also continue to work on getting stronger. I have made exercise a non negotiable part of life and yes even 10 minutes of movement works for me.
This is my happy beginning and I hope you all have one every day. Dont give up. Continue healthy lifestyle. Amen!