So here's the thing - I have a
Strangely enough, I seem to be the only person in my family with such a positive outlook. I say that loudly and proudly on my blog - 1, because most of my family doesn't read this, and 2, because I say it to their faces as well. But do you know what sucks about being positive, even with a life-threatening disease? People think you're cray cray. It's true. They don't know what to do with me. Apparently I am not your typical kidney failure person. I'm always out and about, I work full-time, and I am not on dialysis. Well not yet anyway. T-minus one day until I go for the blood work that determines if I will have a port-thingy installed in my stomach for peritoneal dialysis (I really need to learn the correct medical terminology ;) ) Anyway, it appears from here on out, I will have blood work done every 2 weeks to check my kidney function. My GFR (you don't have to know what that means) is at 12. One point lower means the port goes in. 12 or above - yay! no port!
Sure I have my off days, as anyone does, but I see no reason to let this disease define me. Do I want to have dialysis? No.
Can I do anything about it? Apparently not.
So it is what it is.
And I go on.
With a smile on my face.
Because hey check out these three awesome beings that I made.
They are reason enough to stay positive.