I hope that this helps someone.
I had always been blessed to be very healthy. Never went to the doctor
unless I had a sinus infection or for yearly check ups.
When I was 38 I was diagnosed with kidney failure. Well it wasn't quite
that simple. I went to my regular doctor and since the only symptom that I
had was swollen feet and ankles, he thought that I was going through
menopause early. After a few months, I wasn't getting any better and the
swelling was getting worse. I went to 6 different doctors in 2 weeks. They
were all convinced that I had something wrong but couldn't do anything.
After going to my gynecologist. I was finally diagnosed correctly. My
kidneys were only working at 15% of what they are supposed to.
I never lost my faith in Jesus. I knew that if it was His will that I
would survive. If not, then I was, am still ready to go Home. Since
then, I have had many trials and troubles, but I never doubted that there is
a reason for everything.
I went on dialysis and had a kidney transplant 1 1/2 years later. I am
doing very well and now my sister-in-law, whom I love dearly, is going
through kidney failure.
She asked me to accompany her to her doctor's appointment. I did as I was
asked. She was very upset with the news, but she told me that she was so
relieved to have me with her to help her understand what he was talking
about. Even the doctor asked me to come with her the next time.
All I ever asked Jesus for was to use me as He saw fit to help someone.
And if I had not gotten sick, I could not have helped her, not to mention the
many others that I have talked to about transplants and dialysis. So you
see, I think that everything happens for a reason. And if you are
you will learn the reason.
I will always believe that if you can hold on to Jesus and your sense of
humor, you can conquer anything.