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Tag: chronic kidney failure

My first radio appearance

I was on the radio yesterday talking about my days as an active alcoholic, kidney disease and finding myself. This is what led me to the life I’m living now – health coaching, teaching yoga, Thai yoga massage – all of my passions in…

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Kidney Walk 2018

 If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know about my journey with kidney disease and my eventual transplant in March of this year. I was incredibly luck to have my cousin donate a kidney to me and was only on dialysis…

A kidney update

It’s been a bit since I gave an update on my post-transplant life. I am 12 weeks post today’s! It’s at this point that they hope the drug levels have been sorted out, that energy is back to normal, that any of the hiccups…

Be a Donor Month❤️

Left: my cousin and I the evening before our surgeries I have to admit, I keep calling April “donor appreciation month” I guess that’s what it feels like to me after receiving a kidney from my hero cousin As if donating a kidney to…

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….

Hiccups

I’ve been at the hospital a lot these days. It’s been 4 weeks since my kidney transplant and I come 3 days a week to the transplant clinic where I get blood work done and then wait for results to come back so the…

What’s on your to-do list?

I’m in an interesting time right now (understatement of the year!) I’m less than a week away from receiving a kidney from the cousin. I’ve had 25 years to think about this and believe me when I tell you there have been a lot…

It’s a date!

I got word today that the date of my kidney transplant is set. It’s in a very short two and a half weeks! Hard to believe after all this time of waiting and wondering that it’s going to happen. It’s been almost a year…

I am my own knight in shining armour

As part of my planning for life after transplant I’ve been taking a practitioner course in neurolinguistic programming, or NLP. This is a type of coaching or therapy that aims to move people from being stuck into pursuing some desired state (in a very…

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…