Mike and I went over to Vancouver for a couple of day’s to meet with the surgical staff team that will be involved with, not only the transplant surgery but the after care as well.    Read more »


I can’t believe it’s been one full year since my G.P.’s phone call, telling me to get to St. Joseph’s hospital. Once there, shortly after arriving, I discovered I was in Renal Failure, starting me on a journey that would eventually bring me to the realization that I would need to go on dialysis. It has already been Eight months since being trained on the cycler machine ! (peritoneal dialysis). Read more »

Starting the process for Kidney Transplant

Well I just got my  Pre transplant   Folder , from St.Paul’s Hospital and medical Test requisites.  This is the next step towards getting me ready for my Transplant. Since than I have been steadily over hauled. My teeth, any little unusual mark on my body has to be looked at. Read more »

My First Experience With a Power Outage.

Well I woke up this morning to my peritoneal  dialysis machine  ( P.D. machine ) beeping at me that the power was out .  Kind of cool that it wakes me up before completely turning off. There is no danger to the cycle stopping and the machine turning off.  I do need to retrieve information once the power returns.  Knowing what time the power goes out is very important though because I need to figure out where I am in the eight-hour cycle. Read more »

March 10th 2012

Sorry to have disappeared off the face of the earth. Mike and I sold our place and down sized into a two bedroom condo. It really took a lot out of me. I think even Mike would  agree it was hard on him. We owned our home for seventeen years and had made it our little paradise. We planned to be there for a long time to come. We were three years away to being mortgage free!  Read more »