The Long Road Ahead; When hope seems out of sight

I wanted to give a short update on the progress I've made and the long road ahead to recovery. 

My heart rate has improved as well as some critical lab numbers. I’m off of all IV medicine, too. 

I go to dialysis three times a week because my kidneys still aren't functioning. This is the biggest barrier to going home as I need to have the strength to sit in the chair for four hours. This is difficult because I have severe pressure sores on my bottom. I'll require several months of inpatient rehab and we are unsure where that will be. 

Sometimes I feel hopeless but I'm determined to find bits of beauty and slices of joy amidst the pain. Some days are better than others so I have to remember to be kind to myself and trust that God is writing my story.


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