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Tag: chronic kidney failure

Anything is possible

I have a full week of dialysis behind me now and if I’m being perfectly honest I could do with never going there again! I’m on a 3 day a week schedule. They started me with 2 and a half hour sessions but yesterday…

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I Lost My Virginity

Dialysis virginity that is. This week I started to feel nauseous and weak for a few days. I slept more than usual. So I got in touch with the nurse practitioner that I work with at the renal clinic and we decided it was…

Focus

This morning wasn’t great. I was being asked to do something at work that I considered unethical. Then I had a conversation with human resources where I was told that if I work more than 50% there would be a chance I would end…

And then it was 8

My latest blood work has revealed that I dropped another percent of my kidney function. I knew before I saw the numbers that it had decreased. I can always feel the difference at least for a little while. I usually acclimate to it and…

Selena Gomez got a kidney

I’ve been reading about Selena Gomez having a kidney transplant over the summer. Apparently the singer was rushed to hospital in May with kidney failure and “aggressively” sought a transplant. Her kidneys failed as a result of lupus, unlike mine which has been all…

Long Weekend!

The long weekend is here. Time for a little restoration after a hard week’s work. I find that I used to have high expectations for long weekends; when I drank it meant extra time with a drink in hand and I equated that to…

I'm back on my hands!

In earlier posts I wrote about my concerns around being able to do yoga because of the fistula I had created in my wrist for dialysis. It’s been a month and everything is healing quite well. So this week I’ve been able to put…

One of these days

I was laying in bed the other night with my arm draped over my partner like I have a thousand times. He placed his hand over my arm – an automatic gesture. But then he quickly withdrew it because under his hand he felt…

The Fear is Always Worse than the Reality

This morning I had another follow up appointment with my kidney nurse and afterwards she had a vascular nurse, who is the expert on fistulas, come in to look at my new fistula. The nurse was quite excited by how good it looks. The…

9%

Today I got news that I’m now sitting at 9% kidney function. That’s a scary number – I’m below double digits now! My initial reaction was fear. I’m not ready yet. I don’t have the fistula (access point for dialysis) in yet and that…