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Count Blessings


Sunday, April 20, 2014

The past 30 days have been so busy. Sometimes when so much is wrong it is hard to count blessings. On March 20th my husband had what is called A-V fistula creation surgery. That was done to start developing a means for one type of dialysis. We have known for 10 years that he was in renal failure and has now reached what is called end stage renal failure. Now is the time to begin preparing him for dialysis that he was told could and would someday happen when he reached 20% or less kidney function. It takes at least 6-8 months or longer for the fistula to reach the stage of development that is best, but can be used earlier. This doesn't just effect my husband because there is a lot I have to learn also.

You may wonder about the title of this blog. Well Zack has had 10 years not on dialysis and there have been some advancements in treatment for other things wrong with both of us. We have built a support group in those years to be with us through a lot of stuff.We have a great church family and through CMA (Christian Motorcyclist Association) a worldwide family and more.

Yesterday we went back to where I graduated from High School for what is called the Annual Alumni gathering and banquet for anyone with any connection to the school. The town and the school are getting smaller in number of people now. The 50 year class are the honored class and my sister was this years President and planned the program. My 50 year class was two years ago. Some years ago they started electing someone from the 50 year class to be honored to first serve as vice president and the move up to president. It was a reminder of that even from a very small town of what was a little over 900 when I graduated and now is half of that, can go on to leave a mark that will be remembered for generations to come and people will remember there was such a place as Sparkman, Arkansas. Lots of high school coaches came from theree and the was a girls basketball team from the 1920's that are still talked about and a member in Arkansas' sports Hall of Fame. Lots became educators and member of all kind of medical fields came from there. Mine being in Radiology.

No matter how bad things get most people can remember a blessing at sometime in their life if they will only try. It is amazing how much even a smile can be to someone.
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VONBLACKBIRD 4/22/2014 10:54AM

    Praying for you Mary Ann. And you shouldn't have to worry about SP while all this is going on..Take care of yourself too besides your hubby. emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/21/2014 10:24AM

    I know and understand what you are saying. DH had a severe medical event last week Saturday night and it was a doozie. Thankfully I was home when it happened or who knows how it would have turned out. A whole new set of rules and conditions to be met but at least I can still nag at him. Life is what it is so move forward knowing you can do it. HUGS!

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