Yesterday was my Dialysis schedule. Everything went well for me, in a ‘kidney failure patient’ sense of ‘well’, in any case. For us, patients that is, going to dialysis sessions has become somewhat of a routine. Even the pain, the Hypotensive experiences and bouts of cramps, has been part of my life ever since the first time I started my dialysis treatment. Chronic coping on a chronic illness, I always tell myself…
This is what I need to keep in mind whenever I go to my dialysis sessions. I have been in dialysis treatment for six years now, but let me tell you that there are still times that I can’t find myself being used to the process. Oh yes, it’s quite routine, until you suffer another bout of Hypotension, or some form of muscle cramps. Sometimes through the pain, I tend to regret suffering this form of illness. But when my mind clears up, and when I could clearly contemplate on things, my optimism shines through once more.
Chronic coping. This is one attitude you need to keep in mind and implement in your life to make kidney failure less insufferable. In fact, you need this attitude applied not just for kidney failure, but for other instances as well. To be able to endure an otherwise unendurable battle.
I have been through a lot during my six years in dialysis, and I know I would be under a lot more in the days to come. I am not complaining, though. I’m just happy to be here… still.