@lindajo I had my transplant 8 years ago. About a week or two after the transplant, I got very sick and was readmitted to the hospital. It turns out my ureter had failed. They placed a stent to drain the urine (the kidney was thankfully going strong), which stayed in place for about 3 months so that everything could calm down. I then had a repair where they attached my native ureter to my new kidney. It was quite a rare situation, but a success! 8 tears post and I’m still going strong!
I had a lot of depression during that ordeal and it took me long time to feel good again, but my care team was awesome, as was my family. Everyone’s recovery is different. I remember dragging myself in for labs one morning and in comes this young man, fit as a fiddle, saying he was a week post op! So full of energy and excitement! And then I remembered I’m at least 40 years older and that maybe in my 20s I would have bounded in too. We all do the best we can.
Good luck to your husband and prayers headed your way.