I am so, so happy to be writing this post. On this day two years ago, Mike went in to an urgent clinic thinking he had food poisoning, but instead ended up in the hospital with renal failure. Two years after diagnosis, eight months after joining the transplant waiting list, and seven months after beginning… Continue reading Finally!!!
(I’m just going to apologize now for the length of this post. I’ve yet to find a way to give health updates without writing a short book) I’ve put off writing this post, because I’ve struggled a little with my feelings about everything. I’ve had so many requests over the last several weeks for an… Continue reading Here We Go Again
Our journey through kidney disease has rarely been simple or easy, and we have certainly received more bad news than good during the past year and a half. This week was no exception as we learned that the hospital doesn’t believe Mike’s brother is a good donor and has officially rejected that as an option… Continue reading Square One
It would require way too many words to explain this week, so I’ll just try to give the highlights so as to update people on our progress…and lack there of. 1. Holy cow. You guys are amazing. We now have almost $10,000 in Mike’s medical trust fund after just two weeks of fundraising. That’s enough… Continue reading Good news, Bad news
I’ll never forget the day that the nephrologist told me Mike’s diagnosis in the hospital. I knew absolutely nothing about kidney disease. Being the realist that I am, I asked her to tell me the worst case scenario. She said, The worst case scenario is that you can’t afford the care that he needs. This… Continue reading From the Bottom of Our Hearts
After six long weeks of waiting, we finally got the call that Mike had been accepted into the transplant program at Florida Hospital today. There’s nothing more emotionally confusing than being excited about a transplant. I really hate that the next several months are going to be filled with trips to the hospital and a… Continue reading The Road to Transplant
There was just no way to make this post any shorter. I tried. So if you’re at all interested, you might want to grab some coffee and settle in for a few minutes. There was a time in my life when I didn’t know what a nephrologist was. When I couldn’t have told you the… Continue reading One Year of CKD