On February 24, 2012 I had a catastrophic health crisis that left me in heart failure, kidney failure and with a diagnosis of MGUS (Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance). While overweight and with high blood pressure, I’ve never been diabetic – still not. So, kidney disease out of nowhere is kinda crazy. They don’t know what actually happened and they found the MGUS while exhausting all the options.
Since I’m not cleared to go back to work and I have plenty of time on my hands, I decided that this might be worthwhile. I had a TON of questions and it felt like no one had enough or the right kind of answers. I offer myself and my musings while muddling and wading through all the crap and forms and social services and applications to get my friggin’ new kidney.