Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wanna know something cool??

When you get a lung transplant, they just remove one or both lungs (it was both for me as it is with all transplanted CFers) and replace them with the new ones. Simple, huh?

When you get a kidney transplant, they don't remove anything (there are a few exceptions to this rule, but I'm not one of them). They just add the new kidney somewhere down in the lower abdomen. Sounds strange, but that's what they do. My question is... Where are they going to find space????

Do they just shove something else out of the way??? I'll have to be sure to ask my surgeon this question when I meet with her in 2 weeks.

Here's a pic...

5 comments:

Amy said...

OMG your kidding?!?! That is so weird! I wanna know where they get space too, make sure to tell us when you find out!

<3

Debbie said...

Continuing to pray that you are feeling well. Do you have an approx. date for your transplant?

Jennifer said...

I'd heard of that before, but I guess I just never thought of where they put it...just assumed there's a little bit of space somewhere in there!

Leslie said...

Wow! That's something new to me too! Have you heard anything more about when your transplant will take place? Are you feeling bad most of the time? I'll be praying for you.

LJ said...

so the other kidney just chills out while the other 2 do the work??? that is crazy, imagine if they just shoved 2 more lungs where they could make room for them...omgosh..i can't imagine!