When I went to dialysis
on Saturday, they were not able to exchange my blood through my
Perma Cath. This is a very frustrating situation. I immediately
knew that I would have to go to the hospital. The nurses tried
everything they could to open up the port. They tried to loosen
the clot but that didn't work either. By this time I was desperate.
I knew that I had to be dialyzed. The only option was to get a
femoral catheter placed in my groin. However, this is a temporary
option, it will only work while lying in the hospital. That dialysis
proved to be very successful.
The process was very
painful in and of itself. I had a lot of scar tissue in that area
from a previous right popliteal angioplasty. This opens up the
veins in the right leg. As you can guess by now, I have some circulatory
problems. Let me just say a word to those of you who are feeling
immortal, please take good good care of yourself while you are
young. This does not ensure you of a long life, but at least ensures
the quality of your life. Be careful of your diet, get plenty
of exercise, drink proper amounts of fluids, and lay off of the
The doctor's plan
was to transfer me to another hospital where he could put a shunt
in my left arm, this turned out to be unsuccessful so they inserted
another Perma Cath. It worked, and I was able to be dialyzed.
The upside of all
of this is that while I was in the hospital, I happened to watch
The Bobby Jones Gospel
Show. I heard John P. Kee
sing a song that blessed me out of my sock!!! The song sang, "For
all the things you've done, for all the things you've done, my
soul does magnify you for all the things you've done". I can understand
those of you that write me and tell me how my songs have ministered
to you. I just want to say John; you have blessed me more than
you'll ever know. If anyone reads this, and talks to John, please
tell him this for me.
Isn't it amazing how
songs can carry you through circumstances. I can recall when my
leg was first amputated, all I could hear in my spirit was Walter
Hawkins song "Don't wait till the battle is over, shout now".
There was a period of time that I was going through extreme nausea
and vomiting, and it seemed as though the doctors couldn't determine
what was wrong with me. Rosie Wallace's song "All is well, all
is well-no matter what my eyes may see, no matter what my ears
may hear, all is well in Jesus name. I hummed that and sang that
in my mind over and over, and God brought me through that time
I am out of the hospital.
The doctors still have not determined how they are going to proceed,
but all is well. Plans for the future: To put my name on the list
for a new kidney, and watch as God opens up that door. Thank you
for your prayers.