Cheers to 2017

Posted on January 1, 2017

2016 was quite the year for us. We had good times, mediocre times, happy times and terrifying times.

We had a few major events happen this past year – we bought a house! Yep, we became homeowners the day after my 35th birthday and we spent the better part of the summer working on it. The only major thing we have left to do is putting a floor into what is now B’s medical supply closet, aka my former/eventual craft/guest room.

This year we also found out about B’s kidney function, or lack thereof. Since October, we’ve been playing catch up. But things are really starting to look up. B’s on dialysis and we are starting the process for transplant evaluation.

Did I mention we are also back in the immigration line?

All in all, we had times and we just went with it. It’s what we do.

Here’s to 2017 and all of the times we will have!


Posted on December 17, 2016

It’s official, our house is now like a lil health care clinic. Yesteryear we got the delivery of everything we’ll need for dialysis for the next month (or two).

It look like it will be even longer before we get the guest bedroom up and running. That room is now our supply room!

PD Training – round 1

Posted on December 15, 2016

This week we’ve been training how to do the dialysis manually and we’ve passed! B will start doing it at home starting tonight.

Next week, we will start the training on the machine. In the mean time, our house is starting to look like a hospital room. We’ve got an IV pole, gause, tape, masks, and tomorrow we get a shipment of more medical supplies!

All in all, it’s going quite well. It’s just going to take some time for us to get used to our new normal.

Immigration & Dialysis

Posted on December 7, 2016

Fun times! Who wouldn’t just love to go through more immigration stuff while being on dialysis?

But really – We just filed to remove conditions on Barry’s green card. He was granted a conditional two year green card after we were married. Now we have to show proof that we are a legitimate couple. This is going to be another long process, meaning it could take up to a year to hear back from the government. So, fingers crossed!

On the dialysis side of things, the hemodialysis going quite well. He’s got the Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday schedule and with the exception of him having to wake up extremely early, things are good. Hopefully, next week they will start the training for the peritoneal and we will transition to doing it at home before Christmas. Also, once we get settled with that, we will start the paperwork for getting on the transplant list.

Happy December!