Since starting hemodialysis I have had to deal with incredibly dry skin. My skin literally flakes off because it is so dry and it actually hurts. Kidney failure can affect your sweat and oil glands, impacting your skin. You are also limited to the amount of water you can drink so your skin is dehydrated.… Continue reading How to deal with dry skin on hemodialysis
I get this a lot. If I speak to anyone else that has kidney failure, they tell me too that people are always amazed that they’re sick. Currently the only thing that indicates that I am sick is the plaster on my neck. However this does not even begin to cover the severity of my… Continue reading But you don’t look sick
Throughout this journey I have always considered myself lucky. I have a disease that has a treatment plan and I have incredible doctors. I have always had a fear since I was little about losing a limb or losing one of my senses. I am always grateful that my disease is manageable. I cannot imagine… Continue reading Eyesight deterioration
I get asked a lot of random and sometimes silly questions about my illness. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask! What caused your kidneys to fail? I have no idea. The doctors ran 13 different tests on me and they still have no idea what caused them to fail. How… Continue reading Frequently asked questions
If you had asked me a a while back if I had any idea I would end up with gout, I would have laughed at you. In my mind, either really obese or really old people had gout. Ignorant, I know, but that has been my exposure to gout. A while back I went for… Continue reading I have gout!
Its been a while since I actually did an update on my health. If you follow my blog, you will know that I am on peritoneal dialysis. This means I have a port in my stomach, which allows me to do my dialysis at home. This port is roughly by my bladder. About a month… Continue reading An update
I was recently given a disabled parking bay at my work. The normal parking is quite far from the building and I become out of breath very quickly. I also need this parking as I have a PD catheter in my stomach that cannot get wet. So when it rains, I need to be as… Continue reading Disability