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Jul 04, 2014 - 11 comments

Happy 4th of JULY everyone !! Today is my 33rd wedding anniversary I'm blessed in many ways..

I'm getting ready to take another step in preparing for the hep C treatment and transplant. I'm getting upper dentures !! My teeth are in such bad shape my Dentist has finally agreed to what I have wanted for a long time.. I have a consultation on the 11th of this month with the Surgeon, he will pull 5 my dentist will pull the rest When my dentist pulls the last he will fit me that day with the upper denture as the swelling goes down he adjust it from the inside.. I will keep my lower teeth and have a bridge I guess for my back molars I have not gone that far yet I'm still stuck on having all my teeth pulled on top ! what do I eat ? I can not afford to loose much weight so I will speak with the Nutritionist at Da Vida where I dialize.. 3 weeks I can hang for 3 weeks.. I also need to speak with my Dr. and let him know and the staff at UCSF. They will be pleased I'm getting this out of the way as they will not transplant with any infection anywhere. as it is I have 2 abscesses !

I always feel better when I'm moving forward with my recovery with my heath I detest sitting stagnate when things can be done.. Well Here is too getting closer to being eligible for a kidney..

Have a great and safe 4th..
with love, lesa




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by opus88, Jul 05, 2014
Happy belated anniversary wishes Lesa an hubby, hope it was a special one for you.....so glad ur moving ahead wth a huge decision...baby steps my girl!!
Sending along my best wishes for many more days of feeling better:)


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by 10356, Jul 06, 2014
Thank you Opus. Yes it was a Special day :)
And Yes it is a huge decision One that the more I think of it the more I wonder if I'm doing the right thing, I know I'm it is just the fear speaking..
I sure hope this note finds you and yours well Opus.. warm hugs, lesa

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by onthefence, Jul 06, 2014
happy anniversary!!! i am too real glad you are moving fwd. you sound in good spirits , i am happy for you! thank you for the b-day wishes also! we are enjoying time w/grand kids sooo much , best b-day ever......

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by 10356, Jul 07, 2014
Oh Trevor I'm so Happy for you and Gail.. spending time with the Grand children :)) I'm glad you enjoyed your Birthday They sure are better clean ! :) Yes I'm in good spirits the last few days We went to the Ocean yesterday with the dogs it was a Good day It has been a long time It feels good to get out and do some of the things I did before.. baby steps as Opus says.. baby steps in some things and giant strides in others lol..  sending love trev. lesa

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by IBKleen, Jul 07, 2014
Thank you for the update sweetie. You are in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers Lesa. You are just this beautifully strong lady and I admire you for how you deal with pitfalls along your path and how you keep your head up. I surely do wish I had your attitude most days. Love you girl. Keep us informed.

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by 10356, Jul 07, 2014
I love you too Bonnie... Thank you for the support and the very kind words. you know Bonnie I get down but I do not stay there.. so much is going on with me my sister her cancer is now in her brain her fight is almost over.. hell I do not even know if they can beat this hep c and I do not know if I can get a kidney I may spend the last of my days on dialysis, although these things are going on in my life I can not help but to smile when I see a beautiful flower our a magnificent tree yesterday I smelled the smell of dirt and eucalyptuses it bought me back too good memories.. How can I stay down I sit here now by my window it is open and the breeze is cool as it dances on my skin.. it is hard not to appreciate that.. I think it is all the small things that bring us joy and the more small things we appreciate the harder it is to stay down..  

I keep your Brother in my prayers as I do you.. love with more love, lesa

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by clean_in_ks, Jul 07, 2014
Well happy 33 years to you and your main squeeze, Lesa :):)   It's a wonderful thing to celebrate...a life long mate!  (I have one too...LOL)

I loved reading that you are getting your teeth taken care of......it will be a challenge getting thru it but you will feel SO much better and no more infection!!!  My close older sis has MS and can't think thru things on her own any longer...and before my health challenges, I went thru the whole getting dentures thing with her.....she is SO MUCH better now.  Seeing the nutritionist where you get you dialysis is a FABULOUS idea.....you definitely don't want to lose a lot of weight and yet have a lot of checks and balances to keep going in your favor.

Your delight in the simple pleasures of life inspires me.....I, too, am finding that there is much solace in each blue sky, the particular song of each bird, and the colors splashed all around me.  

I know we don't know each other all that well....but I think of you often, and will be holding you close.
Much love,
Connie

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by dominosarah, Jul 07, 2014
I want a pic of your new grill when you get them!!!!   I am really excited for you!!

Happy Anniversary again too!!!!

So are you going to come and babysit your niece and the beagle??!!!!  lol  I will make you homemade chicken noodle soup!

We have had really good news with the love of my life too!!  Can't wait to talk to him on Wednesday!

You know i love you to the moon and back~

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by nursegirl6572, Jul 07, 2014
Aw Lesa, your post made me cry.  I just love your zest for life and positive attitude while facing so many unknowns.  You are amazing!  You are an inspiration, truly!!!  I wish you the very best and just KNOW your strong will, your big heart, and the love of those who just adore you will bring you through all of this.  Happy Anniversary too!  33 years is incredible!  <3

Much love!  XOXO

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by VICourageous, Jul 07, 2014
Happy 33 Lesa!
Girl, you just amaze me all the time. I sure do and have looked up to you for so long..You Strength, Courage and you got one of the biggest hearts that is full of Patience too. Our Road has been full of Bumps and more Bumps, but we will continue to fill those holes up. Never give up..Right? lol
I will be sending out some more Prayers for you, as you are always in my thoughts & prayers..Go Girl.
Bless U Always
Vickie

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by 10356, Jul 08, 2014
Thank you for the Anniversary wishes !! Connie Sara (again:) NurseGirl, V..

You Ladies and Gentlemen are simply the best !! I could not ask for a better support system then what I have here in my journals and privately I Thank you and Appreciate you all so much !! I feel so fortunate to be among such Talented Intelligent and Giving people..

You just make my life easier so Thank you for the kindness you show me Thank you for the love the support I could not have made this journey as I have without each and everyone of you..

Sara I will send a pic of my new Grill :)) lol I should have a lil ellie carved into a molar :)) That would be cool..

Love you all so very much !!

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