Day 281-Wednesday's Medical Minute-Time to Gear Up For Walk PKD

Well folks, I got my first email today from the PKD Foundation letting me know that it’s once again time to start thinking about the PKD Walk for a cure. Last year some of you were so sweet and helped me raise some money for this potentially fatal disease. I appreciate it and I want to do something this year to encourage you to help out again, whether that be a giveaway, a coupon or some other goodie I can dream up. Good thing is, I have until October to figure it out! Maybe some of you creative geniuses can even give me some ideas on the subject…you know, help me help you!

As you may or may not know, my mother passed away from complications of PKD after being on dialysis for 18+ years and I also have it. I discovered I had it when going in for testing to see if I could donate a kidney for her. Later on I found out that the disease is genetic and children of mothers with PKD have a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. You can check out my posts from last year to find out more, but basically, PKD is short for polycystic kidney disease. In my case, I have too many cysts to count, but they aren’t impeding my kidney function so far. I am monitored by a nephrologist (who I LOVE) and I try to eat healthy and take care of myself so the disease doesn’t progress any faster than normal.

Since you will be hearing more about this in future posts this year, I’ll cut it short and just tell you that I am already registered and can start raising money immediately. I myself will again be donating a personal pledge for myself and also in my mother’s memory. You can feel good knowing that 100% of the money raised goes to research! Go to walkforpkd.org to donate, whether you do it for my team or not is totally up to you, I do want to surpass last year’s goal however-I’m shooting for $500 this year. If you are a company, or know if one who would like to sponsor the walk, get sponsor info at: julier@pkdcure.org or call 816-268-8462, or go to the sponsorship tab at PKD Foundation page.

 

Day 244-Free Days-Running Errands

I must be losing it, here it is 10pm and I just realized I have not blogged yet today. Dave and I were busy today doing stuff around the house,running more errands, visiting family and when it all stopped after dinner, I spent the rest of the night watching my shows and reading emails and researching for future blog posts on the commercials.

I got my exercise ball exchanged and yet I’m loathe to return the big one in case Dave sees my success with mine and wants to join in.

We finally got new lights to put above our heads on the wood wall in our bedroom to serve as reading lamps!

We visited Dad and I brought him my old phone case which fit his phone perfectly. Then we visited Dave’s mom and brought her medicine and food since she hasn’t been feeling well. Lastly, we visited his brother because he has been out of town for a week and we wanted to see how he was doing.

Many other things were done and accomplished but so mundane you wouldn’t want to hear about it. We have not been to church in a while, but that doesn’t mean we don’t pray or have forgotten our religion. We are still trying to decide on a home church.

I missed getting to see my son this weekend, he is being worked way too hard.

I bought the grand baby a couple of outfits, I’ll wait until she is pictured wearing them to take a pic. Shoes too.

I hope you all enjoyed your Sunday and didn’t have to run your errands in the rain. 😉