Re: Update 18 Months

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Posted by Ted (other posts) on April 13, 2017 at 23:19:24 Previous Next

In Reply to: Re: Update 18 Months posted by Just Carol on April 09, 2017 at 22:52:02:

: Dialysis can be physically taxing. One of my neighbors goes to dialysis, the DART paratransit bus is here frequently, just to pick him up & take him home. Hope you not only get back on the transplant list, but that a match becomes available (perhaps from a living donor).

: I'm doing good, I had an excellent physiatrist treat my chronic pain issues, and decided to stop using opioid meds. I did a slowwwww taper, before stopping completely. Did it on my own with doctor supervision. Initial detox took about 4 days, but it takes forever to get my dopamine levels up, so I have had restlessness, for which I'm on medication for. Eventually, I will be back to normal. Lidocaine ointment, daily Turmeric supplements, MSM (Good for hair as well as joints), all help. So the past 6 months have been a roller-coaster.

: Not too mention I'm fixing up the bargain townhouse I bought. Had a general contractor & neighborhood handyman working for me. I'm adding solar energy soon, that will be nice to have. The entire kitchen was gutted and redone, and new flooring was installed in living room and halls by contractor. Handyman repaired and coated back stucco wall, and landscaped & planted garden out front. Bedrooms still need new floors, and bathroom has new vanity but toilet and tub have got to go. Back yard needs plants, and fence needs fixing - handyman will do that. And I still have stuff to unpack.

: I try to drop in once-in-a-while. Want to get the rest of the townhouse done, need money to do it. Hoping to get it done before the end of this year. I'll try not to be too much of a stranger - I've gotten over the big hurdles, it's all downhill from here.

Hi Carol,
My apologies for the late reply! Yes, you are correct about dialysis. I have good and bad dialysis days. Your well wishes for a transplant are sincerely appreciated!

I am happy to hear you are doing well and not using the opioid meds! I also try not to use those or any powerful pain killers. They just mess me up! I surely hope your health continues to improve and you stay healthy!

Sounds like fun fixing up the townhome! It is nice to make it how you would like it to look! Very happy for you! I understand about the money issue! But it will be worth it in the end! You should let us know when you get it completed! And definitely check in once in a while! Please take care of yourself my friend!


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