I haven't updated in a while. I know I should. It's hard to update when your body is behaving as normal as it possibly can. However, as of Thursday, June 4, 2016, a visit with my kidney doctor has revealed that my kidneys are once again declining as I am now at only 13% function. When I first did dialysis back in December 2014, I was admitted through the emergency room with 6-7% kidney function.
I am faced with the tough decision of implanting a fistula in my arm or a tube through my abdomen for dialysis; one will require three day visits to a dialysis center while the latter will give me the independence I desire but I feel will be even more difficult on me physically, mentally, and emotionally. I will be getting two IV infusions for iron because my levels have fallen below normal. The doctors and I have decided to do chemo one more time in October before committing to dialysis entirely. My hopes of a kidney transplant from either a live donor or deceased is showing little to no progress at all.
I'm exhausted today. I am tired of what's happening to my body and still not fully comprehending why this is happening. Of course, I understand what's happening but lately, I've been pondering how such a invisible disease can be so cruel.
Praying that I get better and I find the strength to keep smiling and laughing.
Oct 06, 2015
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! I am so appreciative of each and every donation that comes through. I recently just had my first fundraiser, hosted by Robert World II of Semper Home Loans and Common Grounds Gaming. We had two video game tournaments: Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Super Smash Bros. Wii U. We also had an intense JENGA tournament and the winner is still to be determined between Ryan and Tommy!
There was a ton of participation in the raffle and everyone went home with their stomach's full! At the start of the fundraiser, I thought I would only walk away with about $500. However, my friends, family, and the most awesome community of gamers helped me raise $1434.00! I can't wait until the meter reflects what I have accumulated so far! Pictures will be up soon!