RightNation.US
News (Home) | Righters' Blog | Hollywood Halfwits | Our Store | New User Intro | Link to us | Support Us

RightNation.US: The Kidney Being - RightNation.US

Jump to content

  Like
- - - - -
Well. well. well. Everything was just spiffy when I last wrote--my kidneys were pretty shot, but still worked a little, I still felt fine (it's amazing what you can get used to), and most people, that I've worked with for 23 years, didn't even know anything was wrong!
- - - - -
This past Thursday, I had my angiogram and now I’ve got the black-and-blue groin to prove it. But it’s not a bruise, really, so it doesn’t actually hurt. The upshot of the whole thing is that they indeed did find a blockage—a 90% blockage in a small vessel that branches off from the left anterior descending artery. *Sigh* So they had me do...
- - - - -
I decided to start working in earnest with our HR department to get things in place in case the worst happens. Not the worst, actually—if that happens, I’m out of the decision. I didn't think I'd have to start thinking of this stuff for about 10 years, but oh, well! But the next to worst would be if I have to go on disability before...
- - - - -
I’m closing in on getting all those tests in. In fact, the only test I have left is the cardiac stress test, which is more than just a treadmill test, and an angiogram. I’m going to get those done at UW because they know to be extra-careful with my kidneys. I guess the dye that is used can be really hard on them. Speaking of the dye, I asked...
- - - - -
I got my letter from UW, but it wasn’t as fabulous as I was expecting, I guess. I was expecting something telling me I won! With lots of exclamation points and wishing me well and all that. It was more subdued than that. They said that I needed to do a bunch of tests for them to evaluate me further before making a decision. Trying to look...
  Like
  • 2 Pages +
  • 1
  • 2