Dialysis and Personal Struggle

I gotta share this.  If I think I have it bad, this is someone who has it much worse and is a generation younger!  His story reminds me of how “good” I have it.

This is from the “Birmingham News” website AL.com and is the story of a father and son who are both in dialysis together.  It’s an inspiring tale of the younger man’s persistence and optimism that drives him to study to be a dialysis nurse! Making use of those hours spent in the treatment chair!  See the posting: “Longtime dialysis patient studying to help others in same situation”

For me the Birmingham News was the first news paper I read on a regular basis.  I graduated from reading the funnies to reading the news with this paper.   So, it holds a warm spot in my heart.  BTW, we got the paper delivered every morning along with the fresh bottles of milk, cheese, and eggs brought to the door by the milkman!  That was a long time ago, kids!

What’s curious is this photo is from a NJ Dairy that still does door-to-door delivery!  Read about it in the “The New Jersey Monthly

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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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