And as for Buzzy...he and the tech both behaved beautifully today, and I think he did so because I said "Let's stay away from this area and go here and here." I suspect that the stent was the issue, and that they were trying to put a square peg in a round hole so to speak, but with a little noodging...we seem to be in a much better place. I know that he's very deep, so I just need to remind them to keep that in mind.
One thing I do want to mention though, is that my issues with dialysis are just that...mine. I look back over some of my posts and I cringe that I told the brutal truth. Dialysis is no joke, and I don't want anybody out there to minimize its horror...but I don't want to scare anybody facing it either. So if you are a kidney patient and you are headed in the dialysis direction, please don't think my experience will be yours. You can do this, I promise, but you really do have to put your warrior underpants on.
The other thing I don't want to do is minimize my complete awe and respect for my techs and nurses here. Yes...some are better than others, and some seem to just get me better than others, but every single one of them is a blessing in my life that I thank God for every day.
As are you, my friends. I looked at my Jersey Boy this morning and kissed his face and said "I don't have a clue how I would survive this without you here", and that goes for all of you too. On days when I can't get out of bed (or worse...out of my head), you are there to pick me up, slap some lipstick on me, and get me moving.
Thank you for that.
It's been almost a year since Miss Susan started the YouCaring Fund for me, and I wanted you all to know that my transplant list of things to do is complete because of it. There were tests and appointments and paperwork up the ying yang, but there was also the warning/requirement to gather as much money as I could to cover the cost of travel, housing, and medication. Thanks to you...that is done and has allowed me to concentrate on all of the other stuff. There just aren't any words or poems or gestures or songs or prayers that will ever be able to pay that back.
OK...time to go for now. The team is here for a monthly check-in, so I want to gather my notes.
Happy Futzingday, Dearies!