This summer, I took my kids out to breakfast, and at the restaurant, I stumbled and fell into a set of metal chairs... hard. I ended up with a basketball sized hematoma under my arm, and after spending several hours in the ER screaming in pain, they finally admitted me and I had surgery to remove it. I spent about a week in the hospital recovering, and during that time my nephrologist said it was almost time to go back on dialysis. When I got out, I was in rough shape, and a few weeks later, I developed pneumonia in my right lung... I ended up back in the hospital, courtesy of an ambulance ride... I was put on a breathing machine, and my pneumonia treated... and after a few days, it cleared up, but they put me back on dialysis. I spent a week in the hospital, again... away from the kids, away from life. It's really hard, especially being a single Dad now.
When I got out, I had to wait for a bit before there was an open chair at my dialysis center, but one became available, and I have been back on hemodialysis since late July. It's been tough readjusting. I'm trying to get my bearings in life, and I'm looking into another possible transplant at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester NY. I'm trying to hold on to hope, but this has all taken a great toll on me, financially, emotionally and physically.
I'll be posting updates on my GoFundMe, which has been running for five years because of the grace of my friends. It's definitely saved me many time, and I'm so thankful for the help I get. GoFundMe Link Here
I feel so sapped of everything... I am a writer who feels out of words... which is just not a great feeling. Hopefully I'll find myself again, and hopefully I have many more years to spend with my kids. They just went back to school... I can't believe how big they are now. Time flies, even when you're dealing with a situation like this.
Thanks to all who read this...