Dialysis and Change

change 2Change is good.

Do something different!  Today!  Act on impulse.  If it is your “off day” from dialysis, go to a nearby park. go fishing, fly a kite, take a walk, drive a road off the main road that’s not your usual path, call or visit a friend you haven’t talked to in a while, etc.


What did I do to “change”?

While I was writing this, I paused for a moment and sent text messages tro several people I haven’t talked to in a while.  As I considered this, before I acted upon it, at first I thought, “Later.”  But, what if later didn’t happen.  What if I never got around to it?  Then, change wouldn’t happen.  I am in control of my life when I enforce change.  Change can be the smallest thing.  It doesn’t have to be “dramatic”


ball-n-chain-guy_ballFor all of us Dialysis patients (and people in general), we can easily get caught it a doldrum life where we just live for dialysis.  We are either in dialysis or waiting for dialysis.  Our lives center around dialysis instead of the other way around. By enforcing and encouraging change, acting upon impulse, we break the chain that bind us.  We gain control of our lives.  Embrace change! Go for it!




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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1 Response to Dialysis and Change

  1. eva.seibes says:

    Very good info Thank you Eve

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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