Day 2

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I would like to start by saying thank you to everyone for sending me your thoughts and your love. The transplant has been a success so far! I am drinking (and peeing), and although I'm in pain, I have also been able to walk a little bit.

It's hard to believe that after 2 years and 7 months, I finally received my life-saving kidney transplant thanks to an organ donor and their family. Words cannot describe how grateful I am.

Today, Joshua and my mom will take some classes on how to take care of me when I get out of the hospital. The doctors say that they hope to take me off of IV fluids today. Our goal is to be home as soon as possible. At the moment, it sounds like I may be going home on Saturday if all goes well today. The doctors say that the typical hospital stay is 3-4 days. Saturday will make 3 for us, not including the day I had my surgery.

We have received excellent care here at OHSU. The surgeons, doctors, and nurses have all been extremely helpful and accommodating to us, including Joshua and my mom.

More updates to come. Thank you for following along with our journey!

Alysia Yamasaki