Friendships and Kidney Failure – Hard to say goodbye to a close friend
Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) / Kidney Failure

Friendships and Kidney Failure – Hard to say goodbye to a close friend


Many friendships as adults start at work.  It’s where we spend a large portion of our waking hours.  But, very few traverse the office cubicle and into our personal lives.  Our real life.  And even for the few who successfully run through the obstacle course of everyday life that fills our days, it’s difficult to … Continue reading

Dialysis or Transplant – Which is the lessor evil/better salvation?
Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) / Kidney Failure / Till death do us part - We're Married

Dialysis or Transplant – Which is the lessor evil/better salvation?


I have been inspired to write about this difficult topic by Big D and Me’s blog post Dialysis or Transplant:  The Big Decision.  He shared his experience and really voiced our experience also. In our early years of dialysis the nephrologist said that not everyone chooses a transplant.  They had someone on dialysis for 20-years.  … Continue reading

Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) / Kidney Failure / Till death do us part - We're Married

Hell and Back…another Emergency Day 4


I was happy to hear at 7am he had a bowl movement last night and was still feeling not-deathly-ill.  It’s not ‘good’, but better than ‘need morphine’, so they’re sending him home.  I think he should stay one more day.  One more meal.   One more day of observation.  By 8:30am He’s coming home!  I’m not … Continue reading

Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) / Kidney Failure / Mom Badge / Till death do us part - We're Married

Hell and Back…another Emergency Day 3


It’s Saturday and I don’t have to work.  I was going to ask the kids’ Godmother and my nieces to watch the boys, but my parents know that the baby is going to cry.  Last time I left them there the youngest would grab the older boy’s hand and drag him to the door.  He’d … Continue reading

Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) / Kidney Failure / Till death do us part - We're Married

Hell and Back…another Emergency Day 2


When I get home from the hospital and the craziness my dad calls and asked what time I will be dropping off the kids the next day.  I tell him I’ll keep them in the morning till mid-afternoon before I head down.  I figure that way, I could drop off the kids while the rest … Continue reading

Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) / Kidney Failure / Till death do us part - We're Married

Hell and Back…another Emergency


It started Sunday night. The all too familiar pains that has been the precursor to the living nightmare to come. I was worried the whole night. But on Monday morning he seemed fine. Good in fact. Felt like a normal day. I was still scared. This felt all too familiar. I wanted to believe that … Continue reading