Wednesday, February 11, 2009

7 Months Post-Op

I find this picture of Chris to be rather amazing. Last summer, this shirt languished in his closet because it was too small. Now it's too big! He's down to 220.

He needs new pants and at least one new belt. Things are falling down. He's almost done weeding out his super-sized clothing from the closet. Thanks, Mel, for the shirts from Penney's! He wears those almost every day now. We're planning a big yard sale in the spring, and 4XL men's clothing will definitely be up for grabs!

We did finally hear from the dialysis place today as a follow-up to our appointment on February 4th (read about it here). They only do these meetings on certain Thursdays at 2:00. (We hope they're more flexible about other things!) We're scheduled for the 12th of March.

His next kidney doctor appointment is March 17th, and he has to have labs done a few days prior to that. We save some time and take him on Thursday after the meeting if we're up for it. In the meantime, he's supposed to be checking his blood pressure at various times during the day and keeping a log. And keeping hydrated. And all the other things on the list.

One important thing on his list is not to get sick -- so much so that he even has to take antibiotics when he gets his teeth cleaned {which reminds me...}. By midday today, I wasn't feeling so hot. I really hope I'm not coming down with something.

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