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.

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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 could be hooked up to a machine that would clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I went to a dialysis center and had too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passed through a process where it was cleaned and the fluid was removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. In November 2017, I received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. My life went into overdrive. With a "new" functioning kidney, I no longer had to go to a dialysis center and my days were not open to be lived rather than recovering from dialysis which meant dialyzing for three days and resting for 4 days a week. I work full-time and often 50 hours per week. It is something I never imagined. I highly recommend it! HeeHee I want to advance knowledge about dialysis and transplant so that others 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 in 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. I also blog in LegacyTales in WordPress if you are interested in the ramblings of a Old Man. Give a peek and let me know what you think. Enjoy.
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