This week was good news and bad news. The good news is that my blood work is so stable that I am closer to a Stage III than Stage IV Kidney Disease, and that means that even if they had a perfect match for me, I would not need a transplant at this time. I am however, still on the list.
The bad news: I developed a horrible cavity from my love of all things gummy. It is by the root, so the tooth has to be extracted, get a root canal and then get it crowned, all to the tune of about $2500. Ouch! (in more ways than one)
A wonderful position for a Customer Service Representative came up. This position would have been closer to home, have more hours and benefits to boot. I can't apply because I have that written disciplinary action against me till mid September.
I must believe that all things happen for a reason.
- I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.