Life with Dialysis.
March 13, 2018 1:30pm CST
Here is my first catheter in the neck. I remember some people have mistaken it as a goiter and I didn't care about it. It took me months and years before I accepted the life I have with Dialysis. Crying in the dark has been the only thing that makes sense to me. People are very offensive when looking at me as if I have the deadliest sickness of all time. They didn't even know that inside me wants to burn them alive. And I heard what the Priest who conducted a blessing to me that acceptance is the only thing that will make me stand in this turbulent kind of life I will have. That I should ask forgiveness in that way I can easily take this burden. I think Life has something in store for me for having a second life with Dialysis. The Picture is mine.
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• San Jose, California
I have a friend who lost a kidney to cancer and his other kidney is starting to fail, so he has to go in for dialysis once a week. He and his doctor are considering having a port installed in his abdomen so he can have an in-home dialysis machine and do his dialysis at home. No more needles!
• United States
I just saw this on FB. Not sure of how long it's been out or all that, but thought I would share.
Scientists in the USA have now developed the world’s first bionic kidney that is all set to end dialysis in two years.
It's hard to think people staring at you aren't mean, especially when we're insecure about ourselves. That's why it's important to accept oneself, because you simply realize the stares were just curious, worried or maybe ignorant, and they're easier to forgive if you know there's no intentional cruelty. If you believe you look bad, you will also believe others look at you thinking you're bad. I've been through that, and I bet most people have. Challenges simply make you stronger, and allow you to inspire and motivate others to grow with you. It's hard, and I know I can't even imagine how hard it is for you, but you're still here and keep on striving. There's still a lot you can do and give to this world, such as the VA course, for example. I'm very proud of you for being an amazing fighter in life.
There are some health issues that we have no control over, as you know. And when I come across someone, like yourself, who has an issue like that, and I see how well they seem to be handling it, like you are, and I have a lot of admiration for you. Staring or weird looks must be difficult, but you have to remember that there are a lot of really ignorant people in this world. They may not even realize how hurtful their staring is.