Duke Hospital called me with a kidney-pancreas offer. Please say prayers for the person that lost their life, and their loved ones. We are very very early in the process. I approved the crossmatch bloodwork to start. The hospital will call back in a couple of hours with more info.
Apr 26, 2016
4-26-16 OH HAPPY DAY!!! After having to change insurance in January, my transplant has been on hold. The insurance company and the hospital were not able to come to an agreement so I have to switch hospitals. We received approval in the mail for Duke Hospital to be my new provider. Thankfully my wait time on the UNOS list will transfer, as well as many of my tests.
Nov 05, 2015
UNC XP OFFER
WOW what a night. Thank you so very much for hanging in with me, for sending all your notes and prayers -- you really carried me through a very anxious time. I appreciate...
Nov 03, 2015
Fuzzy Wuzzy is my brain. By Kathe Neely — Oct 30, 2015 2:38pm
Gosh has it really been TWO weeks since my last update? Time flies when you're.......well......nevermind. :-)
Oct 27, 2015
Port installation day By Kathe Neely — Oct 14, 2015 7:49am
Today is surgery day to install my dialysis access. We have decided on PD Dialysis, which is through the stomach...
Oct 05, 2015
KIDNEY UPDATE: your veins are horrible.
Hello to you!
It has been a very busy time since my last update. Only a week, but -- whew -- much has happened.
My level of stress does go a bit off...
Sep 28, 2015
Priceless has a price
Receiving a life-saving organ transplant: Priceless! Doctor co-pays: Yikes! Hospital co-pays: Wow! Insurance out-of-pocket: Ouch!
We are fundraising to...
Sep 22, 2015
Another day of staying "comfortably ready" by finishing what I start, keeping the gas tank full, and continuing the "one ear open" phone ring vigil with my Shaggy boy (see photo --...
Sep 16, 2015
The end is here By Kathe Neely — Sep 15, 2015 7:43am
My numbers posted last night. I have dropped from 16% to 14% -- totally blew by the 15% dialysis threshold. Even though we kinda expected...
Sep 08, 2015
My bloodwork did not happen on Friday like planned. Going to UNC today for the draw. Kinda glad it worked out this way since last week I was really drained and tired -- and that would reflect in...
Jul 16, 2015
Doctor: Your numbers have fallen again. It's transplant time when you are ready. Me: (box of tissues)