Warrior LifeStyle: Small Biz Saturday, Creative Ways to Host, 10 Little Things, 2016 Family Photos, Red Rice Recipe & The Exceptional Warrior Women

Small Business Saturday – Shop With Purpose On this Small Business Saturday I like to suggest to shop with purpose. As a socially cautious consumer I want to promote companies that are bringing awareness and change. My family, parents, sister, grandmother were small business owners and it’s in my D.N.A. as this is what I grew up with. I spent many days while my sister ran … Continue reading Warrior LifeStyle: Small Biz Saturday, Creative Ways to Host, 10 Little Things, 2016 Family Photos, Red Rice Recipe & The Exceptional Warrior Women

Blog Life: Birthing A New Word

Hello all there in the blogging world. It’s been a while since I’ve written an actual post on my blog. With every post it can be such a process. It is like a birthing process and lately I’ve felt the labor pains and it’s time to birth a new word. I have had a bad case of writer’s block mixed with a bit of attention issues. I … Continue reading Blog Life: Birthing A New Word

Being a Patient Means Being Patient

This is basically how I felt yesterday after my dialysis treatment. It started as a good morning and even came in ten minutes early. It was the first time in a while that they weren’t ready for me. The only times I’ve waited was because a patient needed medical attention or they had a new patient orientation. We waited 40 minutes before I started my treatment. I let … Continue reading Being a Patient Means Being Patient

Family Over Everything (in this world)

This past month was all about family. Between the end of the year school stuff with my boys, graduations, baseball and family visits. Thankfully I’m starting to have more good days than bad. The good days allows me to have a little fun, quality family time and attend some important events. This is huge milestones for me after a season of healing, mainly being home. Family … Continue reading Family Over Everything (in this world)

Throwback Transplant Stories – (1)

“‪#maribelskidneystory‬ ‪#‎tbt‬ // “I waited five years for THE CALL. Those first couple months ‪#‎posttransplant‬ was really like being in a dream. Because of an organ donor, I got to enjoy my friend’s wedding with the glow of new health, from harmonious functioning organs. No pain, skin discoloration, or puffiness. I remember dancing the night away. It was a beautiful day when I was able … Continue reading Throwback Transplant Stories – (1)

The Valley Fever Story

I first off like to apologize to start this new blog with such a graphic photo to look at. But I thought it was important to share what I’m fighting. These days Maribel’s kidney story has been more like the valley fever story. The reality is I’m fighting both and it makes things a little more complicating. This very infection caused so much damage and … Continue reading The Valley Fever Story

The Kidney Update

It’s been a while since I posted any health updates & I feel it’s time to share. I’m usually very open but this was something I wasn’t ready to go through.Unfortunately the infection I had damaged my transplant. After several hospital stints my kidney could no longer function without the help of dialysis. The past couple months I transitioned to home dialysis & had to … Continue reading The Kidney Update

Dialysis Days Video Journaling

I’m starting to work on my youtube posting. I’m going full force with sharing my story. Here is one of the video journaling I had made capturing a time during my dialysis years. Marquez was so young. It’s kind of funny because the boys are off the hook but hope it can show the struggle I had raising two boys and being on dialysis. Yet … Continue reading Dialysis Days Video Journaling