Thanksgiving break was one of the things I was waiting for the most this year. Not only because it was my birthday but because it was the week I would receive news on my kidneys. I was starting to lose a lot of the liquid that was inside of me and starting to lose weight. I was 30 pounds over my weight, full of liquid but now I am back where I am supposed to be. I still have liquid but I am getting there. I thought it was going to be good news from the doctor but when my mom got that phone call, it went upside down. My kidneys are now working at a 25% rate. Which means they declined 20% in the span of 2 weeks. Now my doctor is putting me on a kidney transplant list. But in the mean time I am going to try a new medication that may be able to stop the disease. There may only be a 50% chance it will work but it’s worth trying now that my situation has gotten complex.
I thought I was going to be sad when I heard the news, but no. Here I am still living my positive life. Many would get down but I just have that “yolo” mindset in me. I just push forward and enjoy my life and give thanks to the man above for giving me what I have. Being 17 in a crazy world with so many problems isn’t easy. Many won’t understand my situation and that’s fine but it’s “yolo” through and through.