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
Its been exactly 4 months today since I went to my doctor and told him that I think I have diabetes because my hypochondriac sister said my sleeping habits and memory problems were not normal. Here are few things I have been grateful for over the last four months Taking my sisters advice and going to the… Continue reading Count your blessings
If you read my previous post, you will know that I am very happy and comfortable with peritoneal dialysis (PD). So this is not going to be a basic list of pros and cons that you see all over the web. This is my personal experience and what I love and hate about it. You… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Peritoneal Dialysis
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