Thursday, 26 July 2012

Next Appointment

After Petes appointment next Wednesday we have a joint appointment with the surgeon on the following Monday 6th Aug.

Hoping for a Go decision,

Extra day off work today because of sharp kidney pain. Hope it's not another infection.

Not long till new kidney I hope :)

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Food is boring

So I've been back at work a few hours a week for the past two weeks. I get tired quickly so rest most of the time.

It's a bit annoying to have lots of spare time on my hands but not be able to use it effectively because I just can't concentrate on anything for very long.

Another side effect of being in stage 5 kidney failure is a lack of appetite - so I'm eating a lot less because I just don't feel like it - but I'm drinking lots of Lucozade in the mornings not just for energy but also to try and push up my calorie intake.

Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever get my operation scheduled - seems there is one delay or excuse after another. From next April kidney transplants will be targeted by the government to get hospitals to move from referral to surgery within 18 weeks. I've been waiting 30 weeks so far.

When I get tired of waiting sometimes I feel my faith in God is moving down a level. Come on God! But all I need to remember is Jesus loves me - the bible says :-

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)

Staying faithful
I'll soon have my strength back and a story to tell. Keep Praying.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Update : Back to Work

Got the all clear to go back to work Monday - but only for two hours per day and only for three days this week.

Blood levels still not great due to poor kidney performance - this means my iron, calcium, potassium, phosphates and creatinine are all over the place causing tiredness.

Was frustrated I couldn't be more involved the the One Church Community Weekend but I only last for about 90 minutes before being exhausted. Constantly feels like I'm jet lagged. Had a morning and afternoon snooze today to keep me going.