Just my thoughts...

Just my thoughts...
The randomness that is I

Monday, November 25, 2013

Here I Go Again

This time on Friday, I was in the holding room waiting to go up to surgery because my graft was clotted again. I'd be willing to bet it's because my blood thinner was too high in my system. Now instead of taking it down a milligram at a time, the doctor reduced it by 3. Well, my blood had "thickened" so much that they couldn't even get a good blood draw because my blood would clot up and prevent the phlebotomist (sp) from getting anything significant. Long story short, went to surgery without lab work and had a successful one, dialyzing at the hospital afterward.

Well...I go to treatment last night and guess what? Clot. Why? The issues with my blood draw was apparently not enough of a clue that I needed a higher dose of blood thinner. SO, I'll be back at the hospital today at noon.

I am so glad I don't get anxious! I'm so glad I just pray and go. So here goes...2 surgeries in 4 days.

This has been my life...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Unconventional Ways

It's 2013. There was a time when (and oftentimes still) I wouldn't ask a dime of anyone. Now if I see that someone needs something, sometimes I'll ask them if they need anything, but usually I'll just bless them with it.

If you've read my blog for awhile, you know I've got kidney disease, have been on dialysis since 2009 and have recently gotten accepted into the transplant program and am now on the list. Well although my insurance covers most of the costs related to the transplant (mine and whoever the donor will be), there are still out of pocket expenses that are crazy.

I never thought I'd be on this side of a fundraiser, but my SiStar Kali aka Kiwi aka Da Kween has set up a donation page at Give Forward, a fundraising page to help offset some of the costs associated with kidney disease. I've kind of been sending notes to Kali to post over there instead of here, but I need to keep things going over here or I'll be the onliest (no sure why I like that word or why I even chose to use it right now) person reading this blog.

I will repost over here what I have posted there and will try to remember to post both places from now on...