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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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bad News but Not the End of the World

What does Kidney Disease look like?  What are the symptoms?  I am not sure.
All I know is that I am Stage IV again and my blood work is the worst it has ever been.
So, what does this mean for me?  I'm a bit scared (I don't want to be headed for dialysis).
In two weeks I have my blood drawn again and we'll see if there are any changes and what happens next.
 
I am getting a nasty cold, but that won't keep me down!  I am going camping this weekend with my sis.

3 comments:

My Grama's Soul said...

It is so great....YOU MY FRIEND....are living life to the fullest. Hang in there.

xoxo

Jo

Linda said...

That must very scarey.....anyone would be. We'll keep the prayers coming and you can also adjust your diet as the dr recommends. Have fun this weekend!!!

NanaDiana said...

I hope that they can get that under control with meds. I hope that your next blood work comes back looking better. You are right-you don't want to start dialysis unless you don't have any other options. Have fun camping- xo Diana