A Picture Worth More than Words

The photo on the left was taken at 2 PM today. The one on the right at 3:30 PM. The indwelling tunnel catheter is gone forever. No more dialysis. No words can explain what this means.

Published by J. Michael Jones

J. Michael Jones is married to Denise and is the father of five successful adult children, scattered around Washington state and Minnesota. He had a 38-year career as a physician associate, until he was forced into retirement by multiple myeloma in 2019. During his career, he waw a headache specialist at Mayo Clinic, and in the pacific northwest, and worked as a generalist in a variety of locations overseas, including Abu Dhabi, Oman, Cyprus, Egypt, Pakistan twice, Nepal, and Afghanistan's Khyber Pass. He has always loved to think and write, publishing seven books and countless journal articles. After retirement he has focused on his fiction writing including his coming book, The Stones of Yemen.

15 thoughts on “A Picture Worth More than Words

  1. It means YEAH!! I’m so happy for you Mike, steps closer to return to your life again whatever that will look like it’s not dialysis!!!


  2. YIPPPEEEE! It’s gone! I am so happy for you, Mike. Now hurry home. We want you and Denise back!

    Ann Ann Hutchinson Meyers, Ph.D. Annmeyers@gmail.com 210-213-0320

    “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

    Ralph Waldo Emerson



  3. OMG!!! I haven’t been keeping up with your posts. So this means you kidneys are functioning again? Oh thank you Jesus!


  4. Great news!!! I can imagine you and your families happiness and it makes me smile!! Congratulations on your upcoming freedoms of travel when able as well!! 🙂


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