By Michelle Rogers
It has been a wonderful experience donating my kidney to Nancy Noble through Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. We’ve had lots of attention with more than a dozen visitors, several floral bouquets, presents and even a TV news crew and songstress, but it’s time for me to move on.
My doctor said I could be released today, just three days after the transplant took place. Everything went great. We were done early with surgery and I was up and walking about 10 hours after surgery. There has been no nausea and my pain has been under control. The only hurdle was passing gas, and I am happy to report that happened at 5 a.m.
So, I’ll finally get to order some delicious real food off Beaumont’s rather extensive and impressive menu before heading home for some rest and relaxation, or what I like to describe as my vacation. I should be back to work by the end of the month.
Tomorrow I’ll share a link to our interview with reporter Lauren Podell of WDIV Channel 4 and hopefully video of the high school student who sung for us. I am using my iPhone to make this post, so I wanted to make it short.
I want to thank everyone for their support. We’ve had a lot of feedback on Facebook. Nancy will be in the hospital another day or two for anyone who wants to wish her well. Hopefully, she will have an update soon.
I just wanted everyone to know that the surgery went well and I am breaking out of the hospital after just a brief stay.
And please consider either giving the gift of life soon through live donation or after you have passed through the donor registry.