"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~Randy Pausch

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I do have alot to be thankful for this year. Debby, my health, my family, my friends, financial support from others, emotional support, my kids and my husband. There's a short list.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

More Time Between Visits

I have to go to see the doctor on December 5th. That's two weeks after my last visit. And I DON'T have to give blood in between. So that's cool! And I can get my blood drawn on the Friday before close to home. Then I'll call the doctor on Monday and ask when they can see me so I don't have to sit around the office all morning. Hope it works! Weight The nurse practitioner told me again that it was time to stop gaining weight. I'm only 130, 5'8". But then she saw me standing up...she told me to keep eating! "I didn't realize how skinny you are!" she remarked. "I think you can stand to gain some more weight. Keep up the good work." Thanks.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Would Have Been Nice to Know

I went for blood on Monday at 7:30 and had to wait OUTSIDE of the office since there were so many people waiting. I didn't have my blood drawn until 8:30. It was crazy! When the nurse practitioner called to tell me that all of my blood work was good she asked where I get my blood drawn. "At the hospital," I answered confused. "Oh, well there is a lab near your house on Rapid Run. In the future you should have your blood drawn a day or two before your appointment and then just call us to see when we think we can get you in." Seriously! This information would have saved me HOURS and HOURS of waiting around the hospital...eating bagels and drinking hot chocolate and caffeine free Coke. It could have saved me about 10 pounds! Went for a Visit Anna and I were going to Kroger and dropping stuff off at Good Will. Both were right by Davita, so we stopped in to say hi. The nurses, NP and dietitian were so excited to see me! I told them that I really don't know why people stay on dialysis and decide not to go forward with the transplant. It's like a whole new life after a couple weeks recovery. Well worth it! Energy I did some shopping on Tuesday. Some returning and some Christmas shopping with gift cards that I keep getting from people at school. Normally the amount of moving and carrying of Anna would have worn me out. But I think the more I did them better I felt and the more energy I had. I couldn't believe it! I feel like I have the energy to go back to work, but the doctors still want me to stay home and stay away from germs...do they know that Anna has a cold??

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sorry, Nothing New

I know, I haven't posted in a while. Still all good news from the doctor. I go back 7 days later to get blood work and 7 days after that to see the doctors. He last said I'm not drinking enough water. And I've gained 20 pounds since I left the hospital. The nurse said I'm going to over shoot my goal weight if I'm not careful...nice.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

10 Days

I saw the doctor on Friday. Things are still great. So great that I don't have to give blood until Wednesday. And I don't see the doctor again until next Monday! That's 10 days between visits. He wants to get me to every two weeks really soon. I love it!