Because I Said I Would

20160424_155913Recently I heard Alex Sheen, the founder of “Because I Said I Would” speak about his program to make the world a better place.   Well, I took that to heart and one suggestion is that we should write our promise on a card, take a photo of it, and post it to a social media site.  So, here is my promise: I will post here at least once a month.

I often have ideas flash into my mind concerning things about which to post on and I write them down, enter them into my phone’s notepad, write them on a placemat, napkin, whatever.   But  all too often, I don’t execute on my good intentions.  I have, for example,  about 60 draft articles in this site!  I put links in about anything I find in which I think my readers may interested.  I have a plethora  of emails to remind me of article ideas or things I just wanted to pass along to you. Now I need to follow through on those intentions.

So “Because I said I would”,  I promise to post at least once a month on this blog.  I’ve apologized in the past for not posting and I always have a good reason why I didn’t post something.  But, I offer no apologies, just a promise.  My life won’t interfere anymore for the few minutes it takes to post about my life on dialysis. That is primarily because so many people around the world find comfort, information, relief,  etc on this site.

Frankly, I am shocked at the number of people from many countries around the world who come to this site.  In just two weeks of April, 2016 alone, people from 40 countries read my postings! I’m blown away by that.  The US, Canada,  the UK, Ireland,  I could expect but China, Malaysia,  Kuwait,  UAE, Zimbabwe?  Wow!

Thank you, one and all. My goal of informing the dialysis community is in sight. So, I commit to posting here at least once a month and more often.  How’s that? Thank you to Alex Sheen, too for the inspirational motivation.   Watch the video on his website  and see if you can join us in making the world a better place.  For me, that means making dialysis easier and better.


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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2 Responses to Because I Said I Would

  1. Eve says:

    I’m in Africa .I’m for 6 years on dialysis thank you the block that’s fantastic and I want to find out is the a site where we dialise group can met and communicate like datingsite

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