Beth, a great hug to you for trying to help Richard out. You can plainly
see what advocates we are to each other and how much we care for each
other. Thank you. 🌷

18's,

Marty

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 10:38 AM, bkbarney via CMLHope <
cmlhope@googlegroups.com> wrote:

> Dear Richard,
>
> So sorry to hear about your troubles with your kidneys...These powerful
> drugs have affected many of us in many ways, including kidney function. I
> am hopeful that you will make a complete recovery and with proper and
> thoughtful care, you will be better very soon. You have been through a
> great deal already..you will get through this. I will keep you in my
> prayers..Take extra good care of yourself and remember to advocate for
> yourself, ask questions, and be sure they do not give you something to
> fight an infection that can cause ore problems for other organs. it's a
> delicate balance and we must all be our own advocates...Your body is strong
> and so are you...you can do this.... believe in you!
>
> Keep us posted...this is another bump on a long journey...
>
> take good care..
>
> much love and 18's Beth
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marty Gartenberg <wa2...@gmail.com>
> To: cmlhope <cmlhope@googlegroups.com>
> Sent: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 9:08 am
> Subject: Re: [CMLHope] Hospital for Thanksgiving.
>
> Richard,
>
> First and most important is what kind of doctor you went to??? Was he or
> she a Nephrologist?
> As you know they are the ones that specialize with kidneys. If that doctor
> is not then i urge
> you to follow up with one.
>
> From what i know having a sever infection will most probably effect your
> kidneys, but it is usually
> reversible. A lot of antibiotics will also do the same.
>
> In fact I know all about it because i had to have a kidney transplant but
> not for the same reason.
> Almost 29 years ago i had CML and subsequently a BMT which caused my to
> undergo total body
> radiation and huge amounts of chemotherapy. Then about twenty years later
> my kidneys failed
> and then for four years, dialysis then a kidney transplant.
>
> Now mind you Richard this should not happen to you but for my own
> circumstances it did happen
> to me. Now guess what? I was just released from the hospital because of a
> severe sepsis infection.
>
> Because of my knowledge when some of the IV antibiotics were offered to me
> one of which was
> Vancomycin because of my condition. Don't get me wrong  Vancomycin is a
> very good antibiotic
> and i have used it many times, i even had to use it by myself during home
> care and i would sit there
> with an IV pole for a couple of hours under that home care nurse, but for
> the most part i did it by myself.
>
> Trust my i know what i am talking about and there are always some good
> things and also some bad things
> but the bottom line is that i am still alive and functional.
>
> Hey, I have been through the "ringer" but then so have most of you as
> well, and that bottom line also exists
> for everyone that may be reading this.
>
> You just have to know how to ask questions, try getting to the best
> doctors that you can, and be an advocate
> for yourself. You would really be surprised for yourself how it works.
>
> I have spent many, many hours on this because i have an obligation that i
> once made and i try living up to it.
>
> Now have you wondered why i end my communications with 18's? Well now you
> do, it is my obligation.
>
> 18's,
>
> Marty
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 12:30 AM, Richard H <rbhuffm...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Well riding the tide just didn't work out.  I was having problems Sunday
> the ninteenth with kisneys & such.  Monday Morning all fluids stopped.  My
> Son was in and watched over me and when I did not recover on Tuesday he
> took me to Doctor for testing and results sent me to hospital.  We still
> have not found the current problem with Kidneys, but did have a severe
> infection.  I am slowly recovering and back at home.  I have Cronic Kidney
> desiease beaacuse of TOO Many Powerful drugs.  This is the first flair up
> and everything the Drs. want to hear just aren't there for them to work
> with.  Seems like I am always a speciman for them to stand and scratch
> their chin and always say "I've never seen anything like that!"
>
> 18's
> Richard H.
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