I served 13 months in Vietnam.
I went over there as a switchboard operator, and ended up a door gunner on the helicopter.
After that, I went to Alaska and stayed two years.
I'm looking forward to going back to Alaska.
When I found out I had kidney problems, I was really concerned.
He started out in Stage 3.
Once we crossed to Stage 4, the doctor said,
"Well, you're not quite at the dialysis level, but you are headed that way."
And it was around the same time Dad and I received a call from Ercelene.
The CVS Kidney Care home-first approach is unique, because if they ever need dialysis, we are focused on keeping that member as close to their existing lifestyle as possible.
She took us through several types of treatments, also encouraged us to consult with our doctor.
The treatment decision is one of the most difficult conversations. It really boils down to checking in with the member to see when they're ready to have that conversation.
May I speak with Mr. Harold Broadway, please?
I am here.
Ercelene helps me with the food I eat, the exercise I do, understanding the different type of medicine I'm in.
I have been cooking healthier meals that I could prepare, and it's made a huge difference.
He's no longer having any shortness of breath.
At one time, I couldn't walk from here to the door, and now I walk around pretty good.
Ercelene helped us to be prepared for a time that may change for us.
And based on that, we would do peritoneal dialysis at home.
What I give to members is what I would want someone to give to my loved ones.
It means the world to me.
I feel prepared for the future, and so I'll be able to go to Alaska now.