On August 18th, I went into the hospital thinking I had pneumonia.

On August 31st, I was finally released from Critical Care (14 days) and allowed to go home. It turned out I had developed a disease called Goodpasture's Syndrome. One in a million people get this disease, and to make odds even more astronomical, it affects six times more men than women. Lucky me - I should have bought a lottery ticket instead!

I came home with:
  • almost complete kidney failure
  • drug induced diabetes
I am now on dialysis and am trying to lose enough weight to be eligible for a kidney transplant.

So...

Hug your loved ones, because you never know what will happen from one day to the next.

and

Please support your local Kidney Foundation.