I think this is one of the hardest things to get right. When you’re in the hospital, there are two things you have to do: give blood, and give urine. The second is super important, because it allows the blood to clot back into your body. When you’re home in the hospital, you don’t have blood at all, so you need to do both.
The blood is where blood is stored in our system. One of my favorite things about my new kidney is that it will now store my blood for days. It’s not like I’m going to go running to the store and buy an extra set of clothes. I can just go to the kitchen and pour myself a glass of water and go back to bed. It is that simple.
That’s awesome. I still can’t get over it, and it’s not the first time I’ve taken advantage of this ability. My brother has been having trouble with his kidneys for years, so I am sure it’s something I can work with.
For those of you who want to know the basics of your kidney, I will point you to the link to the wiki page of the kidneys and how to clean them. The wiki page also provides a simple explanation of how a normal kidney works. It is not the same as the video I found online showing an actual kidney. In the video you can see how it looks and feels, but the actual organ does not work as a normal kidney would.
The video that I found showing how a kidney works actually made me sad at the time I found it. I had heard so many positive things about it, and I was looking forward to the day I would be able to see it in person. Unfortunately, the video had been removed from the site, but I do have a link to it in my profile.