There are moments when my dialysis life and private writings cross paths. This is one of those moments so I will reblog from “Legacy Tales” where I do my most personal writing and sharing.

DevonTexas © 2013

Legacy Tales

Shortly after the New Year of 2013 began, our beloved pet, Sadie, passed away.  We’re not sure what she died from.  She was getting on in years and in the last year, especially. she was slowing down and acting her 11 years (77 human years) of age.  A decade before this, we had gotten her from the local humane society because my son so badly wanted a dog.  As a youngster, I had had a dog so it was apparent to me that a boy needed his dog.  She was all dog and taught me a lot about unconditional love.

I was in dialysis when I got a call from my son that Sadie was having trouble.  She was having diarrhea and seemed to be in pain. At that moment, it appeared she was having trouble with her left rear leg because she was favoring it.  Then, it became her…

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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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