Thursday, July 10, 2008


I usually give my health updates on my Caringbridge site, but since I haven't updated either site for awhile, I thought I would start here.

It's been a tough week. I am starting to feel the affects of kidney failure a lot more than I have in the past. There are days where I don't even leave the house, and when I do, I can't do a lot. My joints continue to hurt and I have muscle aches. I am not sure the cause of these.. neither are my docs.

I've been very nauseous the past week and have lost more weight, which is not good. My docs want me a certain weight before transplant, and I'm heading in the wrong direction. Please pray that my appetite increases and that I'll gain some much needed weight in the coming months.

My mom's testing is almost done. She goes back to Duke on the 17th for her final few tests to make sure she is healthy enough to give me a kidney. So far, all of the testing has come back fine.

Jason and Casey are keeping busy despite my inability to do much. The cooler temperatures and the recent rain has been great!! We are supposed to go to Carowinds next Monday, but I just saw where it's supposed to be back in the 90's by then, so I'm not sure I'll make it.

That's all for now. I'll post more later!


Lisa J. said...

Oh Christy I so hope you get your appetite back and start feeling better!

Debbie said...

Thanks for the update. It will help me know how to pray for you. I pray you will be able to have some better days in the near future. Praise the Lord for family who want to help out. I pray the testing on your mom is complete soon & all works out. God is in Control even when we have a hard time seeing it or understanding it. Keep looking to Him.

Anonymous said...

hey love! i had a feeling something was up when i haven't seen any posts from you. please know i am thinking of you and i am praying for u. i will let mom know too so she can put u on her prayer list. i love u and if you feel like chatting give me a call. wish i was closer! take it easy! xoxo