I had a follow-up Dr's appointment this morning, all the way across town at University Hospital (where I lived for 5 months). This was the first of several doctors I'll expect to see for follow-up apts over the coming months.
The apt. was early, so they woke me at 6 to get ready. They did arrange an early breakfast tray for me, so I did get to eat before I left. I was taken in a large van from Voyageur Medical Transportation which was very easy to drive the chair on to after the power lift raised me to the right level. But I was sitting so high I got a very limited view of the road and sidewalk, and I was soon feeling woozy.
This trip was to see a Nephrologist, a kidney doctor. They want to ensure my kidneys stay healthy so I can avoid going back on dialysis. The doctor found that all was good in that department, and reinforced what a miracle it was that my kidneys resumed working after 4 months. They consider 2-3 months the maximum for recovery, and even then it's very rare. So for me to recover after 4.5 months seemed pretty well unbelievable to the other doctors. And I want to keep it that way!
We waited an hour for our ride back, which was in a different type of mobility van, a Dodge Caravan. Even though it was a smaller vehicle, I could see out the windows of this one and felt quite comfortable. It was a little trickier to manouvre the chair into the front passenger seat, but the view was great.
We got back to Parkwood in time for lunch and then my cousin arrived for a visit. She stayed all afternoon and the three of us had some great conversation. Turned out to be a great day!