The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158428   Message #3752396
Posted By: Eric the Viking
20-Nov-15 - 05:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Dialysis, a step into the unknown.
Subject: RE: BS: Dialysis, a step into the unknown.
All well here. Being very positive and begining to get used to the early start (06;30) Hooked up by about 08;15 (Using size 10 knitting needles now.haha) Four and a half hours, aprox, sitting listening to the radio, watching TV or one handed using the ipad or iPhone. We have a good atmosphere as we are all in the same boat.

Rag doll, If there is anything I can tell you, that I may know the answer to, please ask. I lived with little information, other than that which I found out myself. If there is a shortfall in the NHS, it is that there is little consideration given to the effect of a debilitating condition on both partners. The lovely Mrs Viking has been steadfast, looking into a pit that opened up before her. She has seen me collapse in the road in agony, spend evening after evening falling asleep, loosing physical strength and muscle. Visited me in hospital several times and fought my corner when I couldn't. People ask her how I am, they never ask how she is. So how are you, how are you holding up? Good people are around you.

This is for the rest of my life, and we will live with it, adjust and work round it. Mrs Viking will go off and complete some of the dreams we had. She hasn't got it and must still be alive to flourish and live.

Thankyou all for your support. Tomorrow awaits. The size 10's are waiting.