Ok no problem. That is what I thought. Just didn't see it in the rules of the forum but if it wasn't updated since 2005? I could see why it wasn't there heh. I will post my full story here then. (( and i got rid of the signature
It all started when I was diagnosed with pancreatitis at the age of 11. I had a seizure 2 years later, and my blood sugar was around 400-500, which led to a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.
Fast forward 20 years to today; now, alongside the diabetes, I have developed end stage renal disease, CKD anemia, heart disease (CHF), and coronary artery disease with significant blockage. I guess the CAD and CHF go hand in hand, same for the diabetes and end stage renal failure plus CKD anemia.
(Oct 9) is when I went into end stage renal due to an acute kidney injury. I had so much fluid built up that I had a minor heart attack. I was in the hospital for a few hours waiting to get a catheter to start dialysis but I started throwing up blood and whatever fluid was stuck inside of me. They put in an emergency catheter through my neck, and whisked me off to dialysis.
A few days later I had the regular tunneled catheter put in. At this point the doctors stated it was unsafe for me to do the procedure to put stents in to prevent another heart attack because my hemoglobin was so low. This resulted in a headache because I'm trying to get on the list for a kidney/pancreas transplant (which is caused the acute kidney injury in a roundabout way) and they try to limit blood transfusions.
However, it was urgent that I get the stents which meant a choice between fixing the problem I was facing right then and hope I'm not compromising my chance for a transplant or wait for my hemoglobin to rise naturally and possibly have another heart attack. I discussed it with my wife and we decided on the transfusion, and the next day I got 3 stents in my heart.
I am going to a great place 3 times a week for 4 hours for hemodialysis while I wait until it is safe for me to get my catheter for peritoneal dialysis.