Assisted Suicide Interview

This blog post is in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day. This topic is similar but definitely different because the situations our different. My friend Nicole Narlock, who’s a nursing graduate, was doing a policy brief on SB128 Assisted Suicide which is up for consideration this 2016 for a school assignment. I’m thankful that she thought my opinion would be a good perspective as I have fought … Continue reading Assisted Suicide Interview

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

Waiting In Long Lines

As I sat in the pharmacy while my hubby waited in line for me. I couldn’t help but think this is how life is for me. It feels like I’m still waiting my turn. I’m constantly waiting… Waiting to heal… Waiting on dialysis… Waiting for an appointment… Waiting to feel better… Waiting for the good days… Waiting for the next miracle… In the meantime I’m … Continue reading Waiting In Long Lines

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