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 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 www.DevonTexas.com 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. https://legacytales.wordpress.com/ 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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