"I've recently started giving talks to school groups in my area on Donor Awareness and life with, and, without a transplant.
The biggest thing i've noticed is ignorance on the whole subject- Whats is kidney failure? What is dialysis? OH MY…"
"Dialysis is a total pain in the ass, OR, can be an opportunity to enhance your life for the better. After a few weeks/months "adjusting" to the whole physical aspects of the illness, and there are plenty, use the time to better yourself as…"
"1st time commenting,
but i reckon I must be the ONLY person who actuall enjoys comming to dialysis!!!
I'm in a small unit in the West of Ireland. Its quiet, and i spend the time reading at 1st, then, a few hours on the internet. The time…"
"Two priests and a rabbi were discussing what portion of theweekly collection they kept for themselves. The first priestexplained that he drew a circle on the ground, stepped a fewpaces back and pitched the money towards the circle. Whatlanded in the…"
"Housework was a woman's job, but one evening, Jenny arrivedhome from work to find the children bathed, one load of laundry inthe washer and another in the dryer. Dinner was on the stove, and thetable set. She was astonished! It turns out…"
"A blonde is speaking to her psychiatrist. "I'm on the road a lot, and my clients arecomplaining that they can never reach me." Psychiatrist: "Don't you have a phone in your car?" Blonde: "That was a…"
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"You have every right to worry and to express your feelings. It's a roller coaster ride and we have all been holding on for years. I am very happy that you are feeling well. We need to vent our feelings . I think it is difficult for most people…"
"Thank you for your reply. I've deceided to make an appointment with my local nephrologist since I don't go back to Jackson Memorial in Miami until September. My creatine is 0.8 really good so I'm sure there is nothing wrong with it…"
"I hear that hernias hurt. A lot.
The side where my kidney's located is a bit more bulgy than the other side and my belly has a funny shape. Other people can't tell but from my point of view is very evident.
Your kidney is probably…"
"Well,I'm back in Canada and I've been feeling well, even better than when all this started. I guess I shouldn't worry too much. Now that it's apparently over it is like nothing happened. I guess I earned a couple experience…"
"Mike, hope all goes well next week. You will be surprised at how different the evaluation process is now. Quite a bit easier and not nearly as evasive as before. I wish you well. If you want to talk more just let me know."
"Hi Beverley. I hope youre felling well. I live in eureka mo. I had my heart transplant at stl univ in 1984. I now see Dr Ewald at Barns. Im Going in Next week to be evaluated for a second transplant!"