Back from the brink

In July, I was hospitalized for acute kidney failure.

The labs from the hospital report say my kidney function was at 15%. I just got back from my second post-hospital check-up and it’s at 26%!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, God!!!

I love my new doctor and am very comfortable with the regimen he has me on. We’re going to continue with blood draws once a week and another in person exam with him in two weeks so he can, as he put it, “see if you’re looking better.”

Ha! He’s so polite. The fact is, I look like crap. I lost way too much weight and my eye circles are bigger than my face.

BUT … I haven’t vomited in days and days and I am getting around the house without a walker.

I tire quickly so we’re going to hang on to the wheelchair and the walker a while longer for outdoor excursions.

Yes, me … outdoors!  Imagine that. 🙂

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15 responses to “Back from the brink

  1. Chrissy, Chrissy, Chrissy–such excitement! I’m glad you’re feeling better and looking forward to your enjoying further outdoor adventures.

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  2. So happy and relieved to hear you’re doing better, Chrissy. We missed you! ❤

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  3. So happy to see you feeling better! Will keep praying for you!

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  4. You are always in my prayers. I am grateful that your health is improving. God is good.

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  5. Usually, my prayers are answered with the Magic 8-ball reply of “Answer unclear. Ask again later.” At best. I always hope that, as I’ve read, when a prayer is apparently unanswered, the delay often betokens a better answer, although one which is for some good reason greatly delayed. I get used to expecting the “greatly delayed” answer.

    Just this morning, chatting with Mr God, I asked – as I often do, but today with special emphasis – for blessings of health for His faithful servant chrissy. Then when I tune in to PoliNation, there you are with a positive report. Wow! Don’t often get that kind of fast, sure reply! 😀

    Not that I think my feeble 2¢ worth of supplications really make much difference, but with this positive reinforcement, I will surely continue them… just in case.

    So good to “hear” from you, hyphenated one!

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  6. Pistol Pete

    Look at that.You do a short post and the visits go way up.Hope you’re well enough to start posting again soon.We all love you and miss you.Hugs,buddy.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I thought of you often when we went to Wegman’s to replenish the organic produce. It was my first time using an electric cart! I was very timid at first, but managed a U-turn and a K-turn before we left. 🙂

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  7. We miss you, Chrissy! Glad the gut-wrenching stuff is getting better! Woo hoo!

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  8. Janette

    So glad to see you back!

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  9. I am glad you are improving!

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  10. Ting

    So glad that you are improving, and absolutely thrilled you can make it outside. Enjoy God’s creation!

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  11. facebkwallflower

    Goooooooooood to see you, Chrissy! Prayers,

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  12. Sorry I’m late to the party (I’ve been gone for a few days) but wonderful to see you back, Chrissy.

    As a diabetic for ten years now, whose numbers are not in control, I have a latent fear of kidney problems. I knew one’s liver could recuperate, but I was unaware kidneys can also recover?

    Glad you’re healing.

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  13. Chrissy,
    I am happy to hear that you are doing better, and I pray that you continue to do better each day.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Thank you, especially for the prayers. I am 100% sure I would have died a long time ago without all the good folks who storm heaven on my behalf. 🙂

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