Happy, Happy Christmas!
I got a couple wonderful presents this week that gave me such joy on this Christmas morning! They awakened that childhood memory of opening gifts of on Christmas morning.
One was from Rick who wrote:
“I start next month and am trying to come to terms with it I HATE NEEDLES so I had the catheter installed also Im 60 years old and diabetic this is a wonderful site for me its all about staying alive and feeling well! will let you know in a couple of months on the info is true and what is not!”
Another was from a family in England who wrote:
“Hi there. Great to find such a comprehensive blog about dialysis. My 8 year old son has been on dialysis since May 2012, first on PD at home now hemo via a permcath at hospital. We’ve had our fair share of challenges along the way! Will follow you with interest. All the very best to you. (ps you can view our blog at oknak.wordpress.com if interested)”
I know these may not seem like conventional “gifts” but to me they are. They took the time to read and comment on my blog to let me know how much they appreciate the posts. Also, more importantly, they shared that my efforts in this blog were helpful to them. That’s the most wonderful gift I could ask for!
When I started this blog, I did so to help others become informed about dialysis and CKD. I went for severals year with very little information and support and I made a determined effort to see that others don’t have to go through what I did. In my small way I wanted to help others and these gifts/comments are proof that my work is beneficial.
So, on this Christmas morning, I say “Thank You!” to all my readers and, especially those who write to me to let me know I helped.