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?
Ah, the transplant games. I remember when I was diagnosed initially and I was doing my work-up for the transplant list, my transplant co-ordinator mentioned the transplant games. I didn’t think much of it then. I had just been diagnosed and all I knew is that I wanted a new kidney. Lets go back in… Continue reading Fitness + The Transplant Games
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
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 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
This is something I have been wanting to write about for a while but I struggled to put what I was feeling into words. For over a year (pre-diagnoses) I had kidney failure symptoms which I never knew were symptoms. I had a very stressful job and I honestly thought all my symptoms were related… Continue reading Don’t Ignore the Signs