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Fighting To Find A Kidney

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Raised by 392 people in 3 months
This is Les Thomas he was recently stricken with stage four renal kidney diesease and is fighting to avoid ending up in a Dyallis chair his condition has recently worsend and he is now retaining fluid in his lungs and around his heart,it has discovered that he has developed damage to his lower left ventrical of his heart this is being coupled with a serious hypertension problem and problems breathing and at this time he can not walk more than 25 to 30 yards or a flight of stairs without serious breathing complications. 
Les at this time unable to be a productive employee and is on a serious battery of medications to try and remove the fluid retention problem adversely affecting him in the near future we will have to try and procure a live donnor transplant or be forced on to a 5 to as much 8 year waiting list for a donnor which at Let's current age of almost  63 may not be the best plan for him. He is asking for any donation amount that can be given to help offset the expenses that he will incure in either surgery he will have to have as well if you could circulate this posting to help find anyone willing help find a transplant donnor this is a extreamly intense process that begins with a blood test for possible match because Let's blood type is A positive he could possibly be a match with someone of the same blood type as well as someone that is a O blood type upon completion of the blood test a more stringent tissue match test is performed to try and eliminate the possibility of rejection.  With Les as the recipent he would be hospitalized for up to 5 weeks and he would have to travel to one of 5  government facilities to have the procedure performed. This is a very dibilatating illness that effects the physical as well as the mental strength of the body.
Please understand that any assistance that can be given will be greatly appreciated and considered a blessing. If you can please share this story with friends and family to help Les continue to live. 
Thank you for taking the time team Let's story
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Hello my friends I wanted to reach out to say hello and let everyone know how things were going. I was able to receive the needed surgery to complete the fistula in my left arm it involved a 10.5 inch incesion accross the inside of my arm and it is about four weeks into a 10 week what is called maturity process, I will be returning to the surgeons this week for some imagining work to make sure there is no clotting issues, right now there is some concern that is causing my arm to swell periodically and they are not sure if it is tissue damage from trauma of the surgery or a actual problem with the surgery.
At any rate once the fistula has matured in 6 to 7 weeks I will be able to receive Dialiys using the fistula, for now I am having a major problem keeping my fluid levels in check and avoiding a fluid over load sitsuation again I am eating a zero sodium diet and very little processed foods my kidney level function numbers are fluctuating between 10 and 17 all of my meds have been elevated to try and aid me in fighting fluid build up. this week I also have appointments with the pulmonary team my Cardiologist and my Renal med doctors. I am also still try to find housing but the problem so far is that since I am on oxygen full time no one wants to hire me I remain in a extended stay close to the hospital in case of a emergency. I wanted to reach out and say hello to everyone and let you know I thank God every day for everyone of you ❤️.
please don't ever think that I am or was not grateful for all you did for me because you would be very wrong.
For those if you who offered me the gift of life by offering a kidney I hope that you keep my information and stay in touch with me, as I said earlier the transplant process is a long and tedious one that is complicated and has many steps and as my condition improves through Dialiys I will be able to be fit enough to have the surgery if a match is found.
So now you all know what I know I have been racking my brain trying to figure out how to tell roughly 500 people Thank You and these updates are the only thing that I figure will work.
feel free to stay in touch and have a great summer. Love you all
Les T.
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hello everyone there are some of you that are leaving me request to contact you however I don't have any link or way to reach you so I'm going to do this I'm going to put out my cell phone number is nine one nine 69918 1/2 you can text me at that number while I'm in the hospital with my phone doesn't work very well because the VA is a very sturdy Ali structured place so please reach me at that number or you can email me at mr. Thomas at Yahoo mr. Thomas 18258 Yahoo
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I going to apologise in advance I have been attempting to update this story for the last two days I have tried to submit this 11times now but everytime I get to the end it just flashes off the screen and is gone so I will keep trying so that you all know what is going on.So as many of you may know I was evicted from my house and instructed to vacate by this past Friday the 8th of February 2019 however on the 5th I suffered a relapse and was forced back into the hospital so I was not able to complete my move enter Denver 7 new reporter Jason G and his camera man Andy they came out did a story on me and the rest was history Jason provided me calmness and relaxing thoughts to keep me focused on the task at hand he arranged for a moving company All My Sons to come to my home with his supervision and pack and load my belongings into a storage unit and all done in subzero temperature's.
there were a few items left on Friday evening and my next door neighbor Mario was nice enough to go in and remove those items.
also on Friday I was approved an scheduled for Fistula insertion which the doctor's believe will improve my quality of life.
fast forward to Saturday I received a call from my neighbor informing me that my was being towed by the same heartless landlord Laurie Aguirre a U.S. Postal in the 5points neighborhood of East Denver close to downtown. I contacted her boyfriend who said he could not believe it that she had gone to far and that he was tired of her childish actions it was him that in formed me that she had actually committed purgery while under oath. He told me he would find out where the car was taken and take me to get it when I leave the hospital. He called me a few hours later to let me know that by asking about my car triggered a fight or flight nerve in her and he asked her to move out of his home this women is completely crazy.
so I want to focus on getting healthy and finding a kidney not dealing with deranged crazy women. I will continue to send updates as things occur. I will be sending out thank you notices this week.
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My support team has asked me to issue a update for my condition, so I have spent the last nine days in the hospital of which five were in the ICU due to a fluid overload which means when I was brought in I was drowning in my fluids and it was putting a extreme
amount of damage to my lungs and heart. I am unable to work right now and in the morning I will have my veins mapped to prepare for surgery to place a fistula in my left arm for Dyallis I have to be able to move and can not do it with a surgery because if I damage it or get it infected I would need to have it removed then heal then redo the surgery. I am completely be stressed and any help you can provide I humbly and truly appreciate.
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