Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dialysis, Delhi Belly and Damn it all

Apologies for no recent updates, unfortunately for me I have been rather ill this last fortnight with what is now assumed as food poisoning from a tasty but rather dodgy chicken jalfrazi, which seems to in turn have set of a Gall bladder episode. I don’t mean to be too graphic but haemodialysis with epic bum-wee is not a good combination and potentially very embarrassing as well as dangerous. In all it was a week that I would like to well and truly put behind me (!). Seems I have Gall stones as well so they are looking at whipping my gall bladder out soon too. Fantastic. I’m suprised its still there actually along with my other internal organs – I was quite sure I had passed them all out my bum at one stage.

The bad news is that this episode seems to have hammered the final nail in my kidney graft which while I needed dialysis was still functioning enough for me to keep to a pretty normal diet and my fluid restriction will probably now go from 1000ml to 500ml a day – a little under a pint in old money. This in turn is going to make it harder for me to continue to have much of a social life unless I want to sit there with my arms folded while everyone else necks pint after pint.

All this has meant that I have obviously had to stay away from the Papworth Trust for 2 weeks which was annoying – and unfortunately it has become apparent that my parents business needs me to help out as much as I physically can (not much I grant) as it is struggling thanks to those ever so nice, generous, bailed-out Banks screwing them over, so it looks like I will have to stop volunteering at the trust for at least the time being as my family and I pull together to keep the roof over our heads.

All that together with the fact that I’m lonely as hell right now means I’m a wee bit pissed off with life in general at the mo.

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