Saturday, July 06, 2013
I have been keeping myself busy lately, crocheting, started by making a baby's blanket for my future grandchild (which is getting close now). Then I started one for my granddaughter Tala and now I have started them for my 2 grandsons. Now I have 3 on the go LOL.
I have also been doing my family history, doing it into a book so there is a record of all that I have found. A big job.
I have also been pro-active to find out about dialysis and home dialysis. On one of the times I was in Adelaide, Dad and I went and visited the HD centre and we actually spoke to a lady (patient) there to find out how she is coping. They also leant me a DVD that has been made in Australia about HD, I did learn a lot from this DVD.
I feel a lot better about dialysis and home dialysis than I did before. My history about this started 28 years ago when I had my first kidney biopsy and I was in the renal ward, all I can say about this experience is that they all looked very sick. I also had another biopsy about 15 years ago and the same feelings.
I still don't think I have changed and do not look sick. I think this was half my problem as I do not look like these other patients. I know technology has changed in this time, but how those patients looked stuck into my brain. Not good.
However by watching the said DVD and the people are all on HD, on man explained that he has had trips away, there were about 6 people doing HD and all look incredibly well. They also spoke about how much freedom they have by doing this at home.
Dad, Mum and I got stuck into the house again and started to tackle the passageway for the next stage of the renovations. So far we have done my computer room (Dwayne's old bedroom), I have had 3 lightshade changed and had new ones put in. fixed up a couple places in the lounge room so this room is finished. Looking good.
My son and his girlfriend should have their baby within the next 2 weeks and grandma can't wait. LOL. Saw the other 3 yesterday and now are on school holidays, just started yesterday.
So all in all, things are great in my world.