So I spoke with the coordinator at U of M, and she explained all the things that would happen next. I received a packet of info from them yesterday that I perused last night, but hope to spend more time this weekend digging in.
I realized that I MUST get this stuff organized at the beginning. I've already lost one set of notes that had all of the Cigna nurse case manager info on it, so I can't let that happen again. Not exactly sure what method I'll use, but I'll figure something out.
The last 3 days I've spent on my feet at a convention center for a trade show, which means my legs and back are horribly swollen. And I'm a level of tired that I can't quite articulate, but I wanted to get this post out so I can go to bed. I thought I'd do all of this research tonight, but I realized that I'm too tired to make sense of anything. This is the first week in a few where I've had to be up so early every day. It's taken a lot out of me...I'm not getting the sleep I need nor the exercise. And I'm traveling next week to Cleveland, where I'll spend another 4-5 days in a classroom, swelling. Awesome.
I wanted to go for a run tonight when I got home because my couch-to-5K program is lacking right now, but we had a freaking snowstorm in April overnight, and so that's been officially ruled out until the snow is gone again. I want to run, but no way in HELL am I doing it out in this weather! Maybe Izzy will want to go to the gym with me on Saturday :) I guess I better check to see if my hotel has a treadmill or something, although I doubt that my schedule will permit much time for me to do anything next week.
I'm thinking of my friend Kinga tonight. She recently had a baby, and then had to go on (what I would consider) emergency dialysis. She has a catheter that is causing her quite a bit of pain, and she's frustrated trying to be a new mom and a person dealing with FSGS. I'm wishing her all of the best, as she's been through a lot. Please help send positive vibes her way....