The Tyranny Of Dialysis

Old Jan 2nd 2021, 7:23 am
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Going to the Mainland every second day for Kidney Dialysis is getting me down. I should count my blessings and reflect that this procedure is keeping me alive. However "Weltschmerz" is getting to me. Made worse by the fact that the new lockdown means that everywhere - except essential food outlets - is closed.

I will be 74 next month and sometimes wonder if it is all worth it !

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Going to the Mainland every second day for Kidney Dialysis is getting me down. I should count my blessings and reflect that this procedure is keeping me alive. However "Weltschmerz" is getting to me. Made worse by the fact that the new lockdown means that everywhere - except essential food outlets - is closed.

I will be 74 next month and sometimes wonder if it is all worth it !

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No wonder it's getting you down Scot, what a slog You're allowed to be grateful for the treatment and at the same time pissed off with having to travel every second day, plus having your freedom to go out and do something different curtailed by the lockdown. Keep plugging away mate, we'd miss you if you weren't here! There are better days ahead
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thanks It will be easier when we get the long-delayed local unit here on the island. Let's hope that it is up and running in the next few months
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Hope your island gets that new unit soon Scot. Please don’t stop posting. You’re a distinctive voice and I for one would miss you.
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I am a contrarian and like to see myself as following in the tradition of The Scottish Enlightenment. Dor thos who wish to se my predecessors see Thomas Love Peacock and his portrayal of "Scotch Feelosofers" !

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Yesterday my alarm went off at 5 a.m. I got up reluctnntly, performed my ablutions, dressed and coffee-ed. All ready to go with patient transport and then the realisation dawned on me. It was Sunday !
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Yesterday my alarm went off at 5 a.m. I got up reluctnntly, performed my ablutions, dressed and coffee-ed. All ready to go with patient transport and then the realisation dawned on me. It was Sunday !

So what did you do, back to bed?
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Hope you get that unit on the island soon.

Would they ever consider popping a new kidney into you?
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Yesterday my alarm went off at 5 a.m. I got up reluctnntly, performed my ablutions, dressed and coffee-ed. All ready to go with patient transport and then the realisation dawned on me. It was Sunday !
Daft aporth. It is all still worth it Scot47 . Of course it is even if it all feels a drag. Hope the local unit arrives shortly.
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We love you Scot. We enjoy your quirky posts!
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I imagine having to do Dialysis every other day is depressing/tiring/frustrating at the best of times. Having to do the boat in various weathers whilst dealing with COVID as well would try a saint's patience. Fingers crossed the unit is on the island soon. As long as you're alive and posting in a manner we all know and love, all is (relatively) well with the world.
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I am too old and have too many other medical problems. It basll started with that bypass in 2003. Carpe Diem ! "One Day At A Time !" as our Confederate cousins say !

Nothing in this post should be construed as support for Southern rebels ! I am a REPUBLICAN and with Honest Abe !
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I am in of those moods when I look back at my span on Terra and ask "What was that all about ?"
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I am in of those moods when I look back at my span on Terra and ask "What was that all about ?"
It can get a bit like that Scot. I find it helps to ruminate on the good times as well as those when we made decisions that were, in hindsight, perhaps not the best ones.

Any word on when the island's getting its dialysis unit? Not having to travel every second day would probably give you a lift.
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