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April Update

Tuesday, April 05, 2016      8 comments

Finally a long and truly not fun day is O.V.E.R! emoticon This is the latest. I WILL be starting Dialysis by the en... Read more

Endo Checkup

Monday, March 14, 2016      4 comments

Had a glorious checkup from my Endo this morning. Except for the surprise Blood work, it was a great visit. Poor lab lady worked hard on my hand, digging her way to China just to find a vein only to get a smidgen of blood. And I do mean smidgen.... Read more

Still Trying To Get Things Right

Wednesday, March 02, 2016      7 comments

I dropped 5 lbs since I got released from the hospital on Saturday. emoticon Read more

Home Again

Saturday, February 27, 2016      8 comments

So my Fistula surgery was postponed. My blood sugar skyrocketed to 500 in Pre Op and they admitted me. emoticon I a... Read more

Another Exciting Lab Day

Tuesday, February 16, 2016      4 comments

I got to expierence more lab work today. Oh, what fun I had too! emoticon 5 painful sticks, 2 syringes and 2 lab l... Read more


Thursday, February 04, 2016      4 comments

So the doctor appt today didn't go so well. My lab numbers are as follows. Creatinine is up to 5.64 and GFR is down to 7.7 Neither of these are good. Doc says I am standing on a ledge and my kidney is seriously hanging on by a thread. Instead of... Read more

Lab Day

Wednesday, February 03, 2016      5 comments

Had my monthly lab work done today. She got me on the first stick. YAY!! Results will be in tomorrow and I will also have my checkup with my Nephrologist. I had a sudden burst of energy a couple of weeks ago and did some wild and crazy dan... Read more

Thank you

Monday, January 25, 2016      5 comments

to all my Spark friends who responded to my last post. I enjoyed reading the responses and thinking of ways to incorporate all the ideals. I am putting together a ne plan for myself and will eventfully add each of the suggestions given to me. I ... Read more


Sunday, January 10, 2016      8 comments

3 tubes of blood less of me and my lab values have stayed steady. Had my checkup with my kidney doc on Friday. GFR is still at 9. My one and only kidney is functioning at 9%. Read more

Surgery Update

Tuesday, January 05, 2016      6 comments

My Fistula Surgery has been CANCELLED. No reschedule date set and no explanation given. emoticon I won't pretend I ... Read more

New Beginnings

Wednesday, December 30, 2015      8 comments

Sorry that I have been MIA. Haven't been feeling well since Christmas. Beyond tired so I've been sleeping a lot. Anyway Christmas went well. Spent it at my daughter's. Tried Deep fried Turkey for the first time. Not for me I'm still a roast turk... Read more

Vascular Surgeon

Wednesday, December 16, 2015      5 comments

4 hours spent at the Vascular Surgeon's office today and I'm beat. 2 of those hours were spent in ultrasound hunting for any decent veins they could use. I have horrible veins, tiny and deep. Anyway here is the current plan: Surgery will be Thur... Read more

NEW Christmas Tree Is UP!

Saturday, December 05, 2015      13 comments

Thank you for all he suggestions. DH shed a tear or two this morning as we said good bye to our real tree and hello to an artificial one. His very first. emoticonRead more

NOT the way to start off the holidays

Saturday, December 05, 2015      5 comments

Ahhhh Man! emoticon We lost our beautiful Christmas Tree this morning. It fell over and completely broke in half a... Read more

Appt Rescheduled

Monday, November 30, 2015      3 comments

So I called Asheville's Vein Specialists this morning to confirm my appt for tomorrow only to learned they had me down for an ultrasound only. No surgery consult wih the doctor which I need. So they had to reschedule me for the 16th. More wait a... Read more

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