Dialysis and Elections

I worked the Primary Runoff Election Tuesday 3/31/12. It’s something you can do if you’re on a M0W-F schedule for dialysis.  It’s really easy.  You can contact your local or state office of Elections and find out how to become one.  For Texas, here’s a set of instructions for doing it. I don’t know if your state will be the same.

I got into this because my local political party sent out an email before the elections last May saying they needed people to work the election.  Since they are on a Tuesday, it’s really convenient for me.  The training was on a Saturday, so no problem there either. The class was several hours long but very entertaining.  It really fascinating to see all the work and effort that goes on behind the scenes to produce an election.

I worked the election last May then the runoff this week and I may be asked to do the General Election in November.  There’s a lot of excitement in the General Election because it’s the quadrennial Presidential election.  I’d like to be part of that.

This week, since it was a runoff, there was a really light turnout for both parties.  Actually, it’s very disappointing to see that so few people come out for a primary election but I understand.  It’s not as exciting as a General Election.

If you’re not working and doing dialysis, it’s helpful to have some things to do. Just living to do dialysis is often depressing.  I need something more to set my mind to, so I don’t get bored.  I’m always looking for things like this to do.  Think about it.  Or, there may be some other things you can do.  Suggestions?

© 2012 DevonTexas

About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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