It feels like a lifetime since I have had the time to sit down and tell my friends here on Tu exactly what has been going on.
I have been working close to 50 hours a week al the while maintaining a dialysis schedule that takes me away from work 2 days per week.
We are going through our assessment period at work coupled with all the exams we have to do every year. This has made for some rather trying times. This will continue until the end of September when the last inspection team is done. Then comes the work of fixing all of the problems all the inspection teams find.
Then there is the new addition to our family. We got permanent custody of our grandson on June 24th. So all the court stuff is done...finally.
On the dialysis front I had to undergo a third surgery on the access they put in my arm. The surgeon had to re-route my vein to bring it close to the surface so the folks could actually find it and put the needles in it. I go back to using the arm access on Thursday this coming week (8/22/13). I will still be keep the catheter for another month as they make sure that the vein will work.
My wife, smokinbeaver, fell in March and dislocated her right shoulder. It was a stage 3 dislocation (the worst) and the doctors in the ER said it was the worst they had ever seen. She has not completely recovered (she may never completely recover) but it back to doing the things she used to do. Just may take a little more time to do it.
I will be back to this site, I promise. I need you folks as kind of an outlet. I also like to help people who are just starting out with diabetes or dialysis. If this applies to you and you read this drop me a message or respond here. I will do my level best to answer you.
Thanks to all of you for being here.