Diabetes and Dialysis #4
It has been one hell of a week. Had classes to attend on two nights. Then got two units of whole blood on Thursday followed by AV fistula sugery yesterday. Aren't I a pin cushion enough already without having to have more holes poked in me?
People told me that I would feel better once I got the two units of blood. Felt the same as I got home from the hospital. Now that might have been because I had a 14 hor turn around to be back at the hospital at 6AM…Continue
Diabetes and Dialysis #3
Today marks the two week anniversary. Two weeks ago today I received the news that my kidney function was critical and that I would have to start dialysis.
In the past two weeks the I have been riding an emotional rollercoaster. On one hand I was told I needed to start dialysis. On the other hand I have not been placed on dialysis yet. On one hand I have been told that my kidney function (or lack thereof) is critical. On the other hand no one seems to…Continue
Diabetes and Dialysis #2
Just got back from the first surgical consult to setup getting the "plumbing" installed so that I can start dialysis. The surgeon was one of those doctors that I generally really like talking to. He was very outgoing and loved to talk and crack jokes. That is usually right up my alley.
Now please don't get me wrong. I like this surgeon. At least it first impressions are any indication. But today I just wasn't into that. I have come to terms with the…Continue
Those that know me well here on Tu know that I have been absent the past couple of days. I got some news that threw me for a loop and I had to take some time to get it all internalized.
I have to start dialysis. Hence the name of this blog, D & D, as in Diabetes and Dialysis.
My idea with this blog is not to scare anyone. But if telling all of you about the path I am on and the things that happen makes you take better care of yourself, then I would consider this blog a…Continue