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    Still Waiting Activation…

    March 14, 2011 Uncategorized

    As I briefly stated, I am still waiting to become active on the list.  There seems to be some differing opinions between the hemotologist and the surgeon about starting me on blood thinners. They disagree on what kind of thinner I should be on; when I should start taking it, and how long I need to be
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    To Become Officially Active…

    March 7, 2011 Uncategorized

    Hello friends! I still haven’t heard from my nurse coordinator. I will yet again be leaving another message this week. I did find out Friday as I was at the dialysis clinic for my monthly visit to see the Nephrologis, Dietician, and Social Worker that the transplant team is ready for me. They are eagerly
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    Blood Thiner Dilemma & an Overall Update

    February 25, 2011 Uncategorized

    Well, it’s a week later, and still haven’t heard anything about being activated. I’m ok because I have a huge decision to make and I don’t know what to do. I saw the hemotologist this week to get all of the Dr’s, nurses, surgeons all on the same page. Like I mentioned before, there are
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    Enjoying “Mr. Right”, Still Awaiting Reactivation

    January 26, 2011 Uncategorized

    Wow! It’s been a month since my last words…I have to say I have really been enjoying some quality time with “Mr Right.” Things just keep getting better and better…! Still awaiting final confirmation on getting reactivated. Too many people involved and someone’s not sharing information. You know how that goes… I had the lovely
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    A Second Chance at Life; Meeting Mr. “Right”- My Donor?

    December 24, 2010 Uncategorized

    Hello friends, It’s Christmas Eve and I’m really looking forward to it this year. As you recall, 2 years ago I was diagnosed with my illness, then let go of my job- I didn’t really care much for the holiday then. Last year, I was just a couple months into doing dialysis and trying to
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    Another Year,Back at KU Med; Receiving an envelope

    December 22, 2010 Uncategorized

    Hello friends! Can you believe it’s been another year since my preliminary diagnosis of CKD on Dec 8, 2008? I almost didn’t even think about it until I was talking with a friend and they asked the famous question(s)- how did all this get started? How did you know? last week on Thursday, Dec 8.
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    Guess I took a break during the transplant/recovery

    December 3, 2010 Uncategorized

    Hi friends! Yes, it’s been a long time since I have blogged…so sorry. I kinda took a break after the traumatic ordeal of my not successful transplant. Heck, I will admit I may have been a little depressed and didn’t care much about my well being that I kinda stopped taking my meds a few
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    Kidney Beans, Kidney Chi, and an interesting sample of

    July 2, 2010 Uncategorized

    Hello friends! Another month has gone by again… Looking over my calendar for the month of June, I’ve done mostly activities. Hey, it’s summertime and I want to enjoy the outdoor fun! I’ve attended some Jazz concerts outdoors, I’ve taken a road trip (in the rain) to see a small town festival, I learned how
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    Camping, Doing Dialysis in the Car, & Working on Something Lifechanging

    June 2, 2010 Uncategorized

    Hello friends, Hope you enjoyed a nice holiday weekend… I did for the most part. I will admit this is my absolute least favorite holiday, I won’t get into any specifics. From my title, yes, I went camping. I was a little nervous; however, my doctor gave me permission and encouraged me that several patients
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    Chest Pain, Muscle Cramping, 8 Lbs lost, & Dialysis Adventures

    May 4, 2010 Uncategorized

    Hello friends, Once again, it’s been awhile since I’ve written… As you can see from the subject heading of this blog, there have been some issues lately…I think it was the week after Easter that the first issue occurred- the chest pain. I was babysitting my little guy, we had came back from the park,
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