Kasey’s Kidney Update
Today, I want to continue to bring you up to speed about my kidney health. I’m overjoyed with the love and energy that I’ve been getting from around the world. I could never have imagined so many people would be so thoughtful! it’s so humbling and absolutely wonderful all at the same time!!
The love and energy has manifested in so many ways. Strangers telling me how beautiful I am or how beautiful my hair is. People I’ve not had much of a chance to know very well are reaching out and wanting to spend time with me, allowing me to learn what delightful people they are, all the while they’re telling me how much they admire me. So although there is something going on inside, from the outside I appear to be glowing!!!
I’ve gotten good news from my doctor that even though for the present moment, I’m feeling fairly poorly, that’s probably temporary and I could feasibly continue to live with the remaining part of my kidney for another 10 years. Because I’m so competitive, I’ve decided it will be 12 years 🙂 As information, my kidney has been aging faster than my body because it’s a transplant and so about of half of it is scar tissue now and not functioning. But people can actually live on 1/4 of a kidney, so I’m in pretty good shape then!! I’ve started on a very high dose of Prednisone for 3 days which will drop down to 5 mg on Tuesday along with a new anti-rejection drug. So far so good. At least no terrible side effects!!!
I’ve got an appointment with a new doctor in a month or so who will look at me in a holistic way and my goal is to make not only my kidney but my whole self so healthy through exercise and diet and whatever his recommendations are that I feel amazing!!
I’ve been trying to either “like” or reply to the dozens of wonderful wishes because I want everyone to know just how much I appreciate all of you! But right now, I just can’t get back so fast or to so many because I’m just pretty tired.
To close, please keep sending your positive energy, but don’t worry about me. Thinking that people are worrying about me sort of makes me feel pressure to take care of everyone else wth reassurances. Yes, I do try to love the entire world :-). If you know me by now, you’ll know that I’ll tell you the truth about everything. And worrying for even one second is one second wasted.
I would like to ask for something else. I would love it if when you send me a message, you include the country that you live in! It makes me SO happy to know that we have friends and followers from all over the world, and if there is some special homemade recipe from your country that you know is good for health please send me any ideas you have.
One of these days you’ll hear from Henry 🙂 He’s starting a new job tomorrow and is putting structure around his time and goals for next year in a big way so he’s been very busy. Believe me when I tell you he loves you all as much as I do.
All my love as I begin the trek towards even better health!! I couldn’t do it without you!!!!