Back To Work


Tomorrow afternoon will be my first day back to work, I’m finally off short-term disability after 8 weeks. A kidney disorder and anemia have sidelined me since January 12. You can look back at old posts to read all about my kidney problems this year. I’m a little nervous but I think I’m going to be okay this time but we shall see. Last time I went back (tried to) 3 weeks ago I lasted only 4 hours. However this time I am on medication and last time I was not and going back into kidney failure and I was becoming anemic again. At least right now my kidneys are functioning properly and I’m not anemic!

However I am going to be nervous when we start weaning off the Prednisone at the end of March. There is a chance the kidney disorder will still be there because we are still not 100% sure what caused it. My post from March 5 explains that, click here to read it. When my kidneys start to fail I become anemic and that is what makes it very difficult for me to work since I have an extremely physical job. But there is also a chance it won’t happen, so I’ll just have to be watchful. I return to my kidney doctor in 2 weeks and then we will start going off the Prednisone.

I also wanted to share for those Northeast Ohio readers that I’ve formed a team  to do the 2014 Northeast Ohio Walk for the National Kidney Foundation Inc! With my recent issues with interstitial nephritis and the fact my fatheris a kidney cancer survivor (cancer free since 1999!) I really want to get more involved in kidney health awareness. I would love for local friends to join me! It’s free to walk, there is NO registration fee!. It’s Sunday June 8, 2014 (day before my 31st birthday!) in Cleveland (Great Lakes Science Center) starting 9:00 am. The walk typically about a flat 3-5 mile walk, un-timed.  Click here to join my team or donate to the cause:

Since it was a half decent day here in Ohio I got out and walked outside now that I’m off medical restriction. Did you exercise today? Next week I plan to go back to my personal trainer since I still have about a month’s worth of sessions to use up. I can’t wait for spring to full arrive, I love walking outside the most and so far the weather hasn’t been that nice here for it.


Stay tuned on Thursday, March 13 for a special blog post from me on kidney health in honor of World Kidney Day (March 13.) I hope you will join me in wearing orange or some orange in honor of the day.


“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” ~Eric Butterworth

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