Every time someone sees me since my transplant, they always ask me how I am feeling now. I guess its a valid question. Everyone says I look so different so it makes sense that they would want to know if I feel any different. There are good things that have changed and there are some… Continue reading So what has changed?
In my last post transplant blog post (here) I was on Day 5 of my recovery and I was peeing on myself. This resulted in the nurses having to put a bedpan next to my bed as I could not make it to the bathroom in time. My days literally consisted of me getting up… Continue reading General Isolation- Post Transplant Part 2 + going home
The last two weeks have been a roller coaster. I have been struggling to find the motivation to actually write a blog post because I am adjusting to an overactive kidney and a ton of medication. So now I am taking some time to myself and I am going to write an honest post about… Continue reading ICU- Post Transplant Part 1
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
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one way to remove the waste from your blood when your kidney no longer can. Fluid is placed in your stomach via a catheter (read about my catheter operation here) and is drained out after a set amount of time. My doctor recommended that I do three exchanges a day, leaving… Continue reading How does Peritoneal Dialysis work?- My experience
Ever gone for a routine check up and walked out of there with a portable blood pressure machine? Well, at the age of 23, no one expects that to happen to them. This is how I found out I have kidney disease in the beginning of October. Thursday I visited my GP for a routine… Continue reading How it began