I am feeling okay. Yesterday I could only give a small update on my appointment in Madison. I am seeing, along with the doctor(s) on my transplant team that my transplanted kidney is beginning to shut down due to a kidney disease called Glomerulonephritis. I have called it something else because it seemed easier. Now I have to think about dialysis again as well as another kidney transplant. God is in control of everything and I am letting Him have control. He says what goes will go His way as long as I follow Him and let Him guide me through all trials like I have done so in the past 28 1/2 years since my first transplant.
Am I upset? No, I am not upset at all. I am a little disappointed to the point that my transplanted kidney is not going to make it to 30 years but I do pray God for allowing my transplanted kidney to go as far as it has gone to what it is today. I have to think about dialysis now and having another transplant in the near future. God is in control here and I am going to continue to allow Him to have this control. He is my best friend today and always. I have gotten this far and I will continue to fight this battle with my health as far as it goes and I will NOT give up on God now or myself. I even promised a former middle school teacher Mr. R I would not give up either. Mr. R has Parkinson’s disease and is not communicating at all now. He told me, when he was still able to communicate he would not give up, either. I am okay with what is happening in my life right now. My transplanted kidney has gotten a lot of mileage in the past 28 1/2 years.