If I stop taking the medication, my kidney will die...my only one. I will be left with no kidneys, so I'll be on a strict diet - no fruit, no nuts, no salt and a bunch of other things. And this is the fun part...only 40oz of liquid a day. That's like a regular bottle of water and two baby drinks of 10oz. This includes eating ice cream, popcicles, ice...it's all liquid at room temperature. That includes the water I have to take my pills with in the morning and at night. I did this for 2 years.
So, I would have to go back on dialysis and sit in the chair for 4 hours a day, 4 days a week. Also, no more urinating. With no kidneys, you can't do that. Yay!
If I go back on dialysis, that costs about $3k (I'm sure it's more now, that was in 2010) every time I sit my ass in the chair. So roughly, $16k per week.
I have to call 4 places to see if they will cover me. Granted the meds for anti-rejection (that $2400 a month) is NOT name brand - generic.
If they don't approve me, I will not be able to get this medicine (and don't forget I'm on like 20 more) I will not be able to get my meds and my FUN adventure will start by losing my kidney.
Thank you for reading this. If you are able, please pray for me and send good vibes, cross your fingers!!
Ok...so GoFundMe is asking that I make a withdraw in 30 days of the first donation. My Mom, Janet Bankston went to do that for me, but they say I have to put this in here to provide transparency. So, please understand that my Mom is withdrawing because we have been told to do so. Thank you. (How stupid is that to have to say?)
Please continue to pray and keep me in mind. Thank you, Jeremy Lang
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