This blog about me and my journey. It will contain some information about renal disease, renal failure and dialysis. But it’s predominantly about my own journey from kidney disease to renal failure and dialysis. It’s a chronicle about my life and how it’s panning out. So it’s not really heavy on information.
But while I’m on the subject of information, I have noticed that dialysis dries my skin and nails out quite badly. I drink a handful of vitamins every single day, because the dialysis solution takes all the toxins and nutrients out of my body. So I have to replace them daily. I lost the war on my nails. They were so dry and brittle and nothing I did seemed to help. So last year I had a set of falsies put on. I go to Dream nails and they do my nails for me. So I don’t have to think about that anymore.
I’m going to have Dermabrasion done at Placecol, because I have pigmentation on my forehead and I’m so tired of looking at that now. I had a chat to the lady today and she said that I should also have a peel once a month after a few sessions of the dermabrasion. I’m not really looking forward to that. But I suppose I have to do what I need to to not look like I’ve been in the wars.
So although my body it taking a beating I have some great excuses to go for pampering more often than I would need to if everything was working well. So I will forge ahead with all of that.
I do have one terrible pain in my neck that just won’t go away. Not too sure about that. Will have to ask the Dr when I see him in October.
My Sister-in-law and family will arrive tomorrow morning from New Zealand. We are really looking forward to seeing them this holiday. We have so much lined up for them and the kids. I’m just not looking forward to seeing a certain someone at one of the family get togethers. I’m not a fan of TPT.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau