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Primary Care Update

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Primary Care Doctor appt went well. Blood Pressure is staying within range. Oxygen level, Temp, and pulse all good. Blood work postponed until next week just prior to me seeing the Kidney Specialist again. NO needles this week. YAHOO!! I can relax sort of, until next Tuesday! Doc says I am doing well considering and all I can for now. Lab results will let us know if what I am doing is good enough. Praying hard that my numbers stay the same or improve more. I know too well what the opposite would mean for me. emoticon

Taking every day as it comes and hoping for the best! Thanks everyone for all of the support. It means so much to me!

  
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LKWQUILTER 3/16/2014 9:38PM

    So glad that this appt. went good Sallie. Praying and sending good vibes your way that things will continue to improve. (((HUGS)))

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BBORDEN86 3/14/2014 7:13AM

    Sounds good. I'm sending more prayers your way for the upcoming blood work. Just keep doing what the Dr.'s are recommending! You are doing great. Take care of yourself. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 3/11/2014 10:18PM

    Fantastic news!

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SABLENESS 3/11/2014 6:27PM

    Sounds like a good report so far. Take it easy between now and Tuesday. emoticon

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BRENDABUNNY 3/11/2014 4:29PM

    I will be praying for a positive outcome I believe in miracles Sallie you just need to keep on pushing like you are to recover and keep getting healthier...BIG emoticon my friend

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SAMMI-SAM 3/11/2014 3:56PM

    Good luck at your next appointment! Here is hoping for falling numbers.... emoticon emoticon

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Trudging along day by day

Monday, March 10, 2014

Slow going but hanging in as best I can. Doc apt and lab work in the morning than its waiting for the results... a nail biter for sure. Nevertheless it is what it is. Doing my best at home: taking meds as directed, eating right according to the dietitians orders. The rest is in God's hands, as they say.

Not as weak or dizzy since my doctor reduced one of my medications but still I am so tired. It doesn't take much for me to feel like I have run a marathon. I am getting by however I can though. DH is giving me a bit of a hard time these days. Medical Bills have started to come in and I know he is overwhelmed by them but I still don't get the feeling he is fully aware of just how seriously ill I am now. He feels if I end up needing a kidney he will just hand over one of his. End of sorry. I don't feel it will be that easy or simple. Stage 4 Kidney Disease is NO JOKE! My Daughter on the other hand is still attentive as she also tries her best to keep up with her schooling. She was certified in IV's the other day. emoticon Haven't yet spent any time with the grandson however. Haven't actually seen him since Christmas. emoticon although his 7th birthday is coming up the end of this month and I hope to get up enough strength to attend his dinner and party in 2 weeks. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

Not much else for now. Hope everyone is doing well!! emoticon

  
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LKWQUILTER 3/11/2014 8:57AM

    Take care of yourself and do what you can. Obey your body. emoticon emoticon

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SHOAPIE 3/10/2014 11:15PM

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THETURTLEBEAR 3/10/2014 9:17PM

    Maybe your daughter can explain to DH. It's so great to hear how she has stepped up when faced with the adversity of your health and is a support for you. What a wonderful change!

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SABLENESS 3/10/2014 8:43PM

    Glad you're feeling less dizzy; the tiredness is still telling you to take it very easy. Lots of hugs to you!

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Kidney Update

Friday, February 28, 2014

So yesterday's meeting with my kidney specialist didn't quite go as planned. Despite good lab results on Wednesday, it looks like my kidney is much too damaged (stage 4 kidney disease) to last , and dialysis and transplant will be in my future. When these will actually take place depends on future blood work but doc wanted to give me a heads up as well as go ahead and get the ball rolling so to be prepared for what lies ahead. Definitely not the news I wanted or prayed to hear but it is what it is.

Taking it day by day and praying!!!!

  
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HEALTHYSLIM2 3/7/2014 11:43AM

    Sorry I am just catching up on this now, Sallie!
Sending prayers up for you!! emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 3/1/2014 7:38PM

    Praying for you Sallie. Our older daughter Donna had an infection that damaged her kidneys and they do not work well at all--multiple infections/kidney stones. She was advised 10 yrs. ago that might be her future but so far, they are still working enough for her to live. I realize that you only have 1 kidney so that is worse but don't give up the hope. Will continue to pray for you. ((HUGS))

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BBORDEN86 2/28/2014 8:18PM

    Sending more prayers for you Sallie!!!

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LINDA! 2/28/2014 7:12PM

    emoticon Continuing to pray for you.

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LISACHOSECHANGE 2/28/2014 4:12PM

    I am so sorry. I had interstitial nephritis about 8 years ago.I was lucky meds healed me. I am praying for you.

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Lab Results

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CELEBRATING GOOD LAB RESULTS!!! KIDNEY NUMBERS HAVE COME DOWN EVEN MORE THAN WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL LAST WEEK. HALLUJAH! I AM SO HAPPY AND RELIEVED. AT LEAST FOR NOW. I KNOW FULL WELL THAT THIS CAN CHANGED IN A HEARTBEAT BUT PRAYING IT CONTINUES. SEEING THE KIDNEY SPECIALIST TOMORROW. HOPE HE IS AS PLEASED AS I AM. emoticon

Still recuperating at home. Found out yesterday that the tiredness, weakness and dizzy feeling I experience daily is not likely to go away until I am off 2 of my meds which will be awhile. This limits my ability to move around much however doing what I can when I can. Also I leaned that back in January I had Congestive Heart Failure which I thought the doctors had ruled out but that turens out not to be the case , Respiratory Failure as well as Kidney Failure. Talk about a body shutting down, mine certainly did. No wonder I ended up on Life Support. Very Scary! I am definitely very lucky to still be here. Doing my best to turn things around as much as possible. Taking things as they come. For today, it is a good one!

  
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THETURTLEBEAR 2/26/2014 8:49PM

    That is great about your kidney numbers! You are a survivor!!

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RURAL3 2/26/2014 6:59PM

    emoticon emoticon You are amazing emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 2/26/2014 3:41PM

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SHOAPIE 2/26/2014 3:07PM

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LINDA! 2/26/2014 2:58PM

    PTL, I am glad that you lab results are much better. Take care of yourself. We all want to see you strong and well again.

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LORIVIOLA 2/26/2014 2:57PM

    Just keep thinking about all the wonderful things you will be doing with your Grandbabies!!

Glad your bloodwork was good. Good luck with the rest.

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 2/26/2014 2:57PM

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Wow! You have a lot going on. Feel better soon!

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Much Needed Rest

Sunday, February 23, 2014

is on the agenda but absolutely NO sleep. That is how it is these days At least my appetite is back . Baby steps! I am eating, what I am allowed that is. And that is a food thing. I was eating next to nothing for a solid week than nothing at all for 3 days straight not even water. I couldn't keep it down. Now that I can eat I can't seem to sleep at all. My body is a total wreck! Seriously. All because my primary doc gave me the wrong drugs for the last 10 years and has totally ruined my one and only kidney. Thanks doc! as if the high blood pressure an and/ or Diabetes wouldn't have wrecked my kidney anyway but aril ro no my doc is responsible for what I am going through is not a good thing. The meds just ended up doing more damage! I would holler lawsuit but I simply can't handle any more stress than I already have on my hands as of now. I am just trying to get through the days how ever I can without ending up back in the hospital. I want no more drama!

On a happier note DH bought us a new king size bed for our bedroom. Finally. This has been 16 years in the making. emoticon We bought a new bed in the bag set for it which is made up of several shades of blue. I am looking to paint the bedroom walls a light tan or beige in the future. They are light blue right now. Looking for a pretty shade of either. Any one have a suggestion? Trying go keep my mind on other things at the moment.

My grandson fell on he school playground on Thursday and cracked his head open. They glued the cut shut and he is doing okay. Thankfully!

My daughter has sure changed a lot these past two months. I must have really scared her, she is so nice and kind to me now. dy supportive. She calls and checks up on me too. What a difference! Whatever brought about the change in her I am glad it happened. It is so nice to see she cares.

  
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RURAL3 2/23/2014 7:54PM

    praying you get some sleep. I am sorry you are going through so much lately. But I am so happy to hear about your relationship change with your daughter. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/23/2014 10:59AM

    Lots of good things happening to support the bad stuff that happened. I'm glad you are getting rest! It sounds like your horrible medical experiences persuaded your DD to go out and buy her big girl panties, long overdue!

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IOEINC 2/23/2014 8:08AM

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LKWQUILTER 2/23/2014 8:00AM

    Sallie, things seem to be looking up for you in your dealings with your beautiful daughter and wow--new bed and accessories sound great. Have fun getting the bedroom painted. It is amazing how they now "glue" our boo-boos instead of sewing them up like they did when we were young(er), sure wish I had a gluing memory instead of sewing.

Take one day at a time and praying for a miracle with your kidney. I hope what you are doing now will help it. ((HUGS))

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IMAVISION 2/23/2014 2:23AM

    The situation with your health --- due to doctor error --- sounds very much like my own dear Mom was faced with --- not with just one doctor, but with two. One of our daughters had such a dealing with a doctor, too --- he prescribed her the wrong medication & then got after her for gaining weight on it (she didn't learn until she moved to a new doctor that weight gain was a result of that medication --- thankfully she is now back to her old slim self). I pray God's peace concerning what you are faced with.

Your new bedding sounds pretty. Have you considered doing the walls in two shades? In our bedroom we have walls in gold & others painted a light peach color --- we get lots of compliments on its look. The gold & peach were chosen to compliment our flowered print bedding. It really is quite lovely & peaceful.

I am sorry to hear that your grandson was hurt --- happy to hear that he is on the mend.

How nice that your daughter has had a change of attitude! God bless you both!

Ima

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BRENDABUNNY 2/23/2014 12:50AM

    I am sad that you are having to go thru so much but it is definetly a blessing that DD has come around and really truly cares I know over these past few years of knowing you from here Sallie that it is very important for you to have a good relationship with her & your grandson....Glad things are getting better and I know you can mend yourself just keep taking all the right steps and you will be healthy again I will pray for this..BIG emoticon

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ZRIE014 2/23/2014 12:36AM

  have a great weekend

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LINDA! 2/23/2014 12:24AM

    Glad to hear of the positives - you are now eating some, your daughter is nice again and your hubby bought you a new king size bed with accessories.

But, I am so sorry that you DGS fell. Glad that he seems to be doing well. emoticon

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