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Last edited at 11:58AM on 5/16/2011
After a kidney removal, ensure you regularly take your medication as failure may result in rejection and loss of the kidney. Also ensure you have an updated and complete list of your tablets. When checking the levels of the immuno-suppressive drugs during blood tests, ensure that bloods are taken before the morning dose. However, be careful not to stop your medication and take any other medication unless advised by a kidney physician. Don't make mistakes with your immunosuppression. If you are not clear about the dose, seek a physician's advice.
After a kidney removal, you definitely have to take it easy and not do too much lifting or strenuous activity. It takes a good 8 weeks to start to feel better. The doctor will usually want you to avoid sodium and drink extra fluids to help the other kidney work easier.