Tag Archives: Mom

Hashtag #wearenotwaiting . . .

Saw this hashtag maybe a month ago and was elated. It was being used by patients like me. Although I did not see this as giving me permission to advocate at a new level, I certainly felt good to know … Continue reading

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Open Letter to my Diseases . . .

Dear Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Anemia and friends . . . We’re cool, ultimately. Not because I am happy to live with you all but because I had to make peace with you, since we met (in my teenage … Continue reading

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Admitting I am SCARED . . .

Writing today about something that is difficult. It is difficult for me to talk about my fears. I am used to putting up a strong front and just saying, “I’m fine”. In this post, I have to admit, that I … Continue reading

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Five things I will miss about DIALYSIS (no, really) . . .

Yes, I am actually making a list of things I will miss about dialysis!!!It seems unbelievable but when forced to incorporate something like dialysis, into your life, you make peace with it at some level. I won’t miss any of … Continue reading

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Finding a new way to REMEMBER . . .

Thirty-five years ago today, November 4th, my Mom died of complications related to Lupus. Every November 4th I take time to remember and honour her. And to acknowledge her presence in my life even today. I remember her everyday but … Continue reading

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Alone, Together . . .

My life experience has continually reminded me that life is a journey we take alone. (Not just death.) My Mom died when I was six so I’ve never taken relationships for granted.  I’ve always had friends – even people I … Continue reading

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