What a huge surprise to read your note here. The surprise part is that I live in Kissimmee and am in stage 3 CKD. I was in stage 4, however, with a lot of work on my diet, I was able to improve my kidney function. My husband works for Disney at the Animal Kingdom Lodge gift shop. He loves it there.
As for me...my doctor is Jorge Laranaga. I am very pleased and have a lot of confidence in him. I was diagnosed with CKD two years ago and didn't change anything in my life. I was a dancer, played softball, and always very physically active. While playing softball, I slipped, fell forward on my leg and broke my tibia. It split up in the knee and after surgery and a hospital stay, two years later I need a cane to get around. My little shih tzu, Susie, is scared to death of that cane.
It sure sounds like you have had some very difficult things to deal with over the years but I can see that you have a good sense of humor. I have been married to Charlie for 55 years. We celebrated our 50th anniversary at the Gaylord in a great "party room" with about 55 people, mostly came from out of town. I don't know how I got so lucky but Charlie is a very patient and loving man and he needs to be in order to put up with me.
We have two children, Bill...age 53 and Paige...age 51. Between the two of them we have four grandchildren...two girls and two boys. We hardly ever see them because one lives in Dayton, Ohio and the other in Philadelphia. Our family is very loving.
I hope you find a donor soon and I want to let you know that I will pray for you everyday. You did bare your soul and I felt that I really got to know you through your note.