Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hey local friends!

In medical news this week: one of the sites of the skin cancer biopsies is cancerous, so we will schedule an appointment to have the spot removed.  This week we will also schedule the surgery to put the fistula in for dialysis.  We are anxious to have that in place.

The last time John went on dialysis, he was in his early 20's.  He felt physically the same before and after transplant--the difficulties of renal failure and dialysis were minimal.  This time is different.  His energy is very low, and some of the treatments and medicines he receives leave him unable to do much of anything.  Many people with John's renal function are bedridden and / or wheelchair bound.  He is still working full time, but anything outside of those responsibilities is a struggle.  The diet required for end-stage renal failure is not at all nutritious, leaving him with severe fatigue.

We are getting our home ready to sell, putting our focus on John's health and keeping things as normal as possible for the kids.  John is a carpenter, and he has been working on several projects in our home that we need to finish as soon as possible.

If any local friends and family have an hour or two to spare, we could really use some help!  We want to get the house on the market this summer.  There are a variety of things that need to be done--yard work to electrical work.  Message me on the FB, or email:

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