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I felt like I was hit by a truck

On the 24. October had to pull the coach of the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers, Jeff Tomlinson, a kidney transplant. He suffered from a fatal kidney disease, which is why the surgery – which lasted with the preparation, Operation and recovery phase of about 12 hours was necessary. "When I woke up, I felt as if I had been a truck run over," says the 49-year-old Canadians to the "Südostschweiz". The healthy kidney received Tomlinson from his brother Darryl.

With him he was able to play a game of Backgammon. More, however, was not in it, because Tomlinson still feels pretty weak. 23 hours of the day he spend in the bed. For the Lakers coach studies daily. Last Monday he suffered because of a slight infection a setback. "I suddenly felt very bad, had chills and couldn't eat anything," said Tomlinson. The Doctors with the healing process satisfied, reassured him that it was nothing out of the ordinary.

The farewell dinner with the brother

That the recovery is progressing well, showed up on Wednesday evening. The Tomlinson brothers were together eating Pizza. It was at the same time, eat the farewell, because Darryl was able to leave the hospital in the German hall on Thursday. "I am my brother's eternally grateful that he has taken everything upon himself, and thus a second life," says Tomlinson. Everything runs at Jeff according to Plan, he can home in a week.

training or games coach can Tomlinson but only in one to two months. He must protect continues to be strong and to be very careful. "I need to specially pay attention to the Hygiene and contact with sick people because my immune system is through the drugs down, so that the foreign Organ is not rejected." Tomlinson has looked at but already summaries of the last two games. The Fan-Transparent with the Recovery of your choice on Tuesday in the game against Lausanne have him excited to the extreme.

While Tomlinson's brother, Darryl, the only kidney in the abdomen, has Jeff now their three. "I myself was surprised when the Doctors informed this," says Tomlinson. This was not the case, because his own kidneys would do it in spite of the disease, your work, only a small percentage and the new, healthy kidney, do not affect.

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Created: 01.11.2019, 16:25 PM

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