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Tag: acceptance

My New Life

I’ve written pretty extensively over the past year or so about all the things happening in my life, from kidney disease with decreasing function, having a fistula created in my arm, the work up of a donor, starting dialysis and finally having a transplant….

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Those you count on

I’ve learned an important lesson over the past few months. Illness, and other major life events or crises, teach you who is truly in your corner. I’ve had so much support, some from very unexpected sources. I’ve also had a lack of support from…

Day 5 post transplant.

Well, I feel like I’ve turned a corner today. I can see the end of the tunnel. Let me explain, my kidney transplant happened on Tuesday. The surgery went well, as did my cousins and the healing process begun. Unfortunately the kidney was a…

The Big 5-0

I’m the big 5-0 today and reflecting on life so far. I’ve learned a lot of stuff over my 50 years, and have loads left to learn I’m sure, one of the things I’ve been considering is who I am. This can be a…

As I suspected…

I suspected that after my last post someone would feel the need to set me straight. To remind me that there’s no getting out of this kidney disease thing and bring me back to reality. I have not, in fact, lost my mind. In…

One Year

I’m pretty sure that when my sisters and brother read that title they will all get anxious and sad. I’ll do my best to make this uplifting. It’s been one year since my Mom passed away. In one way it seems like a lot…

Sun Salutes are back In my life!

Yesterday I did about 6 sun salutes. It was my first time since having the fistula surgery on June 14. I was pretty sure they would be ok because I’ve been able to get on hands and knees with no discomfort and my arm…

2016

This year has had many ups and downs, just as every year does. I’ve loved teaching my yoga classes, have been honoured to provide massage to some great people. I’ve had the privilege of loving and committing to a wonderful man. I moved to…

A Holding Pattern

I had my kidney clinic appointment this morning. I’m holding at 14% kidney function. The last 6 months of blood work have been pretty much the same. When I first dropped to 15% there was a big rush to get me worked up for…

Hard Lessons

Through life we are introduced to a wide variety of people. Some we feel instantly connected to, others over time we grow to love and still others we find very hard to be around. It’s often said that the people in our lives who…