I've been a little slow updating my page lately. I feel as if I've been living at the hospital lately. The fistula in my left arm has stopped working properly. They've done their best to fix it with 4 surgeries over the last 4 months. They had to stop the last surgery early because it wasn't going well. My choices were to have a new fistula put in my right arm (rendering both arms fairly useless or switching to PD dialysis. I've had many problems due to my current dialysis treatments including dangerously low blood pressures. I will have surgery this Thursday, July 21, 2016 to insert a catheter in my stomach so I can switch to PD dialysis. Your positive thoughts and prayers are welcome. Thanks for your support!
Jun 16, 2016
Busy week. Last Friday I had to go to Piedmont Hospital after dialysis because the arm my fistula is in continues to swell and turn purple. They didn't see what was causing it, so I will be meeting with my vascular surgeon tomorrow morning. I've had some rough dialysis treatments this week due to technician errors and large drops in blood pressure. I've missed my physical therapy appointments this week for my torn rotator cuff due to these medical issues. Hopefully we can figure out what is wrong with my arm and get it corrected tomorrow. Thank you your continued support. It is very much appreciated!
Apr 05, 2016
4/5/16 Just wanted to thank everyone for the well wishes. The right heart cath went well this morning. Pressures were good enough that they didn't keep me - although they did forget about me in...
Mar 18, 2016
Just broke my personal record for consecutive days lived! Going for the record again tomorrow. Wouldn't be possible without your support. Thanks for your generosity and messages.
Feb 17, 2016
Spent New Years Eve in bed sick. The next night I had chills and a fever. The next morning I woke having difficulty taking medium breaths. We went to the clinic in the morning. They did numerous...
Jan 15, 2016
Had a very rough New Years Eve. Not the way I wanted to end 2015 or begin 2016. I had a bad infection in my chest and it caused difficulty breathing. My oxygen levels kept dropping, so I was...
Nov 06, 2015
Had another right heart catherization on October 29th. Surgery itself went well. The recovery was rougher than normal. Experiences some abnormal bleeding and swelling. Doing ok now. Heart function...
Sep 01, 2015
We had quite a scare last Friday, August 28, 2015. I passed out during my dialysis treatment and was rushed to Piedmont Hospital by ambulance. I was nauseous, having chest pain and my blood...
Sep 01, 2015
I was officially added to the waiting list for a heart/ kidney transplant in July of 2015. The transplant operation will take place at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA. when a match is found.