A lot has changed since my last update. I just hit my fourth year with my kidney and relocated to my hometown in Kentucky to be close to family. My kidney is functioning well. However the imunnosurpresent medication I will be on the rest of my life is causing some issues with my eyes and bones. I was just diagnosed with Ostioarthritis in my hands and elbows. The imunnosurpresent medication for my kidney and the pain medication for the arthritis is very expensive and l will need asisstance with the cost. One thing I do not miss is hooking up to a machine every night to pull the poison out of my body. I am living my life to the fullest and I am so very great full for my childhood friend Sandi, for her wonderful gift. No words can express how It feels to feel good most days and not have to be on a machine to keep me a live. Thanks to all my family and friends for their support and help.
Jun 29, 2014
I am going on two years with my new kidney from my childhood friend Sandi Hamilton- Spall. The kidney is doing great but complications with the rejection medication is causing bone and teeth issues. Unfortunately this adds to the cost of what I pay for out-of-pocket for my rejection medication. I am so thankful for the people in my life who have contributed to the Help, Hope, Live site because this still helps with all my out-of-pocket expenses. I have recently relocated back to my hometown of Owensboro, Ky. I felt it was time to be near my family. I miss my extended family in Houston but I feel as though they are still with me wherever I go.
Jul 26, 2012
Date for transplant The date for the kidney transplant is set for September 11th 2012. Sandi, my donor will be in Texas on the 4th.