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Food Inspiration

This winter hibernating inside and with a schedule full of dialysis treatments and physio sessions I found myself needing some invigoration. Some purpose…while I focused on getting stronger. So I fell in love with reading again. Hunting down recommendations from … Continue reading

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What about “the partner”?

What is commitment, marriage and for that matter Love?? What does it really mean to be chronically ill most of your life which forces you to change so many plans and make so many sacrifices.. what does that mean to … Continue reading

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Ingredients needed for a great meal..

We eat everyday. Food sustains us. Especially with chronic illness.. food is important – a necessity. But it can also be messy and difficult. Appetite goes up and down. Some days you barely want to eat and other days you … Continue reading

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my word for 2016 …Create

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Down and up again.

I may get knocked down but I get up again… never going to keep me down. Definitely one of my mantra’s .. I say it to my self many times as go through the ups and downs of my disease. … Continue reading

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Forced Slowness

A few weeks ago I was listening to this interview on Q on CBC radio. I stole the title of this blog post from the interview title as it resonated so strongly with me. Stuart Murdoch was being interviewed abut … Continue reading

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Easter

Easter is one of those yearly family holidays. In addition to Christmas and Thanksgiving, Easter traditionally means traveling to see family and enjoy some laughter, food, eggs and chocolate. This year I find myself reflecting as I often do about … Continue reading

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mental picture

Picture this… Me. This song playing on the new Bose speakers my brother bought for us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYto0bNNkB0 I get up off the sofa with a burst of energy. I am dancing in the living room. Fist pumping. Butt Wiggling. Feeling … Continue reading

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Monday

A few weeks in.. I am waiting for the “wow” moment of strength and recovery but have resigned to a slow journey with serious ups and downs throughout. Still throwing up regularly and watching my blood pressure fluctuate is hard … Continue reading

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It has begun..

With kidney failure, symptoms seem to creep up and surprise me day by day. The toxins slowly multiplying and spreading around my body. Many days seem normal and then others do not. A few weeks ago I started dialysis. First … Continue reading

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