Tag Archives: strength

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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Dropping the “RACE” analogy . . .

Living with chronic illness, there is definitely a range of “days” that you live with. At its worst are the days where you’re in a coma – that’s a bad one. Or experiencing excruciating pain  . . . or riding … Continue reading

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In Praise of Snow Pants . . .

Part of being well, at this time in my life, is the work of keeping sane. Sounds so simple. *sarcasm* I really don’t take my sanity for granted. It is a lot to stick to an independent dialysis schedule and … Continue reading

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Three PURPOSEFUL Acts of Kindness . . .

As a writer I hate to use cliches but I know these expressions become cliches for a reason. (My title plays on the “random acts of kindness” cliche). Right now I am reminded of “it’s darkest before the dawn”. In … Continue reading

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Ask and you will receive (what was already yours) . . .

Particularly tough week. Medical things felt incomplete. I was exhausted of dialysis – physically and emotionally. Dreading dialysis as a “thing” I had to do. Professionally, I had stepped out on faith . . . with no net appearing. *crickets* … Continue reading

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