Every day we have to deal with the 800 lb Gorilla in the room. We can often walk around it but it’s there, every minute of every day: Kidney Failure and Dialysis. Here’s a really well written article by Courtney Kidd, LMSW and those moments when you question whether you live FOR the disease or if you live WITH the disease.
Click this link to read, “Do You Live With A Chronic Disease? Or Does The Disease Live For You?”
It’s a reminder, however, that we are not alone. There are many people out there who live with a chronic disease and face this question much too often. My best advice is to get to that point where you accept it and learn to live with it. I wrote about “Dialysis and Acceptance” a few months back. You’re not going to change the fact that you are on dialysis however we are very fortunate we have a solution for kidney failure. Dialysis may be a pain but it’s better than the alternative.
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