I have been diagnosed with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) that has caused many complications, surguries, treatments, rehabilitations and set backs since April 12, 2014. During that time I have been diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, Acute Right Kidney Cancer, Epilepsy, Spinal Cord Abscess, Mitral Regurgitation, Caveola Vesicle Complexes, Sickle Cell Anemia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Gout, Factor V Liden, Vertigo, and Anxiety Disorder. These diagnoses have led to a Right Nephrectomy (Removal of Kidney), Chemo Thearary and Radiation, Dilaysis 3 times a week (5 hours a treatment), 24 Blood Transfusions, 11 scars, 8 Catheters, Spine Surgery, Bone Fragment Removal of Left Hip for insertion between 5th/6th Spine Vertabrae, 2 Permanet Screws in Spine, Blood Clots throughtout chest, lungs and arms, Fevers, Fainting, Urinating Blood, Hallucinations, Temporaray Paralysis, Uncontrollable Vommiting, Swelling, Seizures, Hives, Physical's, MRI's, CT Scans, Ultrasounds, a Gastroscopy & a Colonoscopy.
All of these adversities forced numerous 911 Calls, Ambulance Transports, ER, ICU, Hospital visits and weekly or monthly stays. During this time I have been with or surrounded by Specialist's, Orderlies, RN's, Resident's and Doctors that have poked, prodded, strapped in and down, given a cane, crutches and walker to walk, wheelchair, drugs, opioids, medications, medications for my medications and more medications for my medications. I have 9 lives + 9 more which each time become more daunting and scary but obtainable. Extremely fortunate to say the least, today is a new battle that is much of the same but a battle that I fight so that today's challenges are tomorrow's answers. I am blessed with all of your friendships, your love and support and thank you more then you ever know. It is difficult to ask for help and need help when for so long I never required or needed so much assistance and aid. I am forever grateful and will continue to give back and give thanks daily. One day at at a time and only one day at at a time...
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