My Afternoon and Evening Thoughts


Good afternoon!  I’ve been to the doctor regarding the fistula placement and it looks like it is going to be placed in my left upper arm do my wonderful poking vain will not ever be used again for monthly pokes for lab work anymore after the 15th of November.  I will be having my procedure done that day.  I also have an appointment on Tuesday, November 8th – yes election day – for a chest x-ray, to check out my heart, and get some lab work done for Dr. S at Mercy West Clinic.  I am a little nervous and wondering how I am going to manage for two days after my procedure.  I am nervous about that.  Anyway, after my appointment I went downstairs to the cafeteria to get a wrap from the sandwich shop and my friend JM’s co-worker M (male) made me a very good sandwich.  I decided to take it home so it was to go and I went up to the main lobby and called my ride to see if they could pick me up sooner and they were able to do so and I got home before 1 PM.

After I got home for the rest of the day I have been playing and rewinding about going to Bible study when DB was here for a couple of hours helping me clean and do laundry.  Laundry


Good Evening!  I feel I have battling the idea of what I am going to do after the fistula was placed and my arm will be in a sling for two to three days.  YIKES.  MM and I talked about it with some thoughts   spoken out loud.  Boy or boy, I love it when she does that.  Not!  I am feeling overwhelmed right now.  Normal feelings even though God is in control of everything that is going on right now for me as I sit here and allow Him.

A Kidney Update and Thoughts


Good morning.  I am going to be going to an appointment this morning (11 am) so I do not have a lot of time to talk this morning.  I am doing just fine and wondering what my appointment entails as far as a fistula placement for hemodialysis is the future.  As far as how well my biopsy went on Monday, October 31, 2016, the preliminary results showed that my kidney has worsened a little bit since Feb 1 from my first biopsy but Dr. D does not foresee me being on dialysis in two months but definitely in the next year though.  I am okay with that.  My kidney has had a good long run and I am ok with everything that is happening right now.  I am no longer overwhelmed with everything that has been going on since August 2015 when I had learned that my kidney was starting to show that it is beginning to slow down.  My mom and I, she was my first kidney donor on March 12, 1988, are ok with the idea that my kidney is slowing down.  She just told me last year when my first biopsy was scheduled for February 1, 2016, to get it done, and take it one day and one step at time.  She has been behind me 100% from the beginning of kidney’s malfunction.

Due to time, I have to head away from writing in my diary for a while.  I will be back for later.  I go with good thoughts and wonderment at this time.  I wish all my friends, neighbors, and family the best day possible.