When life knocks you down, calmly get back up, smile, and say. "You hit like a bitch."


Dialysis Daze.

I haven’t been here in a while. It’s been so busy with my Sister-in-law and family from New Zealand. We had such a good time with them. We spent an enormous amount of time with them and had a blast shopping for prezzies for them and the children. We also went away on a little holiday with them. The boys were such amazing cousins to their children, they had an absolute blast!

We took them to the Cheetah sanctuary, where we saw some amazing Cheetahs and could stroke a big Cheetah named Byron. He was just sooo cute! We all had a blast touching Byron and watching him enjoying all the attention. So it’s been very very busy! Then we went away on holiday for a bit of rest and relaxation, that was just amazing to get away and be surrounded by nature. We went on long walks, lasting up to 2 and a half hours each day, it was quite something to walk and walk and just have nature surrounding you. I will post photos of all our goings on in the week.

So it’s back to reality for me and the routine of dialysis.

I have been doing Peritoneal Dialysis since February this year. And after a few months of finding the right solution that doesn’t dehydrate me, I have finally been very stable for a number of months on PD. It’s been so easy I actually don’t even feel like I’m dialysing. Don’t get me wrong, I still hate it, but it doesn’t have any noteworthy side effects. Some days I just don’t drink enough fluids which causes dehydration the next day, but I do try and drink as much as I should. And being summer now it will be much easier to get all my fluids in because of this heat. I’m looking forward to that, because last summer I was doing heamo dialysis and I was allowed only a ¬†small amount of¬†fluid, it was very difficult drinking so little in excessive heat. But with PD it’s the total opposite. I’m really looking forward to drink whatever I feel like in this heat.

I also found myself a new GP. I saw her in October for the first time. My old GP was a bit nervous having me as a patient, not sure why, she didn’t want to make a move without phoning my Nephrologist fiirst. But the new GP is so cool! She isnt’ scared to prescribe meds, and she knows a lot about kidneys. It’s a breath of fresh air to have a GP that’s not afraid to touch you! And she doesn’t over prescribe anti-biotics either. She said if my cold doesn’t clear up with the meds she prescribed in a week then she will give me anti-biotics. And I didn’t need it anyway, I got over it all by myself. (with the help of the meds she gave me off course) I just didn’t want to be sick on holiday.

So life goes on, we are pretty busy the next few weekends with A LOT of socials coming up! A 16th birthday, a 40th, a 50th (nope we are not that old, hahahahaha) a baby shower and a Christening! And in between we have to see our friends, they are going through a hectic time, our thoughts and prayers are always with them.

“You’re either busy working and moving forward, or being dramatic. There’s no time for both”