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Hi, I would like to tell you my story, this has been the worst year of my life. My husdand got sick and had surgy on his leg. I had been sick for at least a coulp of months, I was throw up and my back hurt. I didn't tell any one because I though it would go a way, and i had to take care of my husdand, but my hasdand was home and say how sick I was and made me go to the doctor. With in two hour the doctor had call and said that I had to go to the hospital right away because my kidneys were shutting down. I was in and out of the hospital 5 time with in 21 days. They couldn't figuar out why my kidneys were shutting down, because I still made urine. Then on Easter they put a port in my shoulder and it goes right to our heart so th can do dialysis. I did 3 treatemt right in a roll in the hospital . Then they let me out and then i started dialysis treatment 3 times a week for 5 hour a day, Mon, wed, Friday. Let me tell you it is very scarce to have our blood running in and out or body you can't take a shower because you can't get your port wet, so i cut all my hair off and then woody put a hand haled shower in. My brother and my sister in law and my aunt , hausdan have been my life line throw all this I don't know what I would of done with out them. My family would come up and stay in a hotel or drive 5 hour and then see me for a couple of hour and then go back home. I want tell you that it is very scared, i have not been sick in my life. I'am a very busy person I like to work a lot and mow the lawn and do thing for other people. We had a dog four 13 years we had to put her down. In July my husdand had a heart attake and was in the hospital for 21 days in ICU I thought I was going to lost him, he is my life and i didn't know what to do with out him. I keep on working and I could only work 3 to 4 hour s a day 4 days a week. I will tell more again thank you Hi i went down to Mayo clinic in Nov for testing to see if i could get on the Kidney list I had 25 meeting with different Doctor . Then we went home and they call me to say that I was put on the list . So what that means is that if a donor would give me a kidney i would get better, but I will have to wait 4 to 5 year for a decide donor. If some one would give one or match me with blood type or there is a clrcle of life, you don't match me but you match some one in the circle they will find me one. All you have to do is email Mayoclini.org/livingdonor or LivingdonorTP@mayo.ed or call 1-866-227-1569 ( toll-free) Now my boss is force me to go back to full-time or go down to part - time and loss my insures, that means that i work 38 hour a week and do dialysis 3 time a week 4 to 5 hours on Monday and Wenday and Friday I can't loss my insures because i can't pay 2000,00 a treatment and pay all my medical bills. plus my husbands Welcome to our Caring-bridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. I need a kidney donor and am hoping to find one through this site, connecting family and friends to help me find one. Thank you so much for helping me!