I came up with this title about two weeks ago. At the time I was feeling weak and tired, a continuation of what has been happening with my kidney transplant from July 1987.
I began hemodialysis last Wednesday. My family and friends stand strongly with me that this was the right decision, as difficult as it was for me to accept.
This transition to hemodialysis was an unavoidable wall I heading head-long toward. My kidney function had continually diminished gradually and the slide had to stop to protect my health. It was unavoidable. I was tired, weak, and carrying a heavy weight of fluid – the first dialysis run I did of two hours removed two litres of fluid, more ahead to be drawn out slowly.
But that’s not why I am saying “Please Don’t Let me Die, Until I’m Dead“.
You see Two weeks ago I was thinking that sometimes people dealing with health issues can be excluded and shelved as a person.
These were my thoughts two weeks ago that I wrote down.
- I am retired, but only from work, not from life. I am still contributing to my community, I volunteer and I even do seasonal work that adds to my income.
- My 60th birthday looms just days away but I am not avoiding challenges. I am going to keep challenging myself and choose challenges that I am NOT certain to succeed at. The uncertainty makes the win special.
- I am setting goal to smile and laugh more every year.
- I am a seasoned toastmaster yet not seeking out opportunities to speak. I am a Toastmaster to fully be myself, I will open the door to new speaking opportunities.
- I am not settling for less, I will be positive to others and myself and supportive to my own health.
- I will not stop living until I’m actually dead, so please don’t treat me like I’m dead already.
Now two weeks later and these words I wrote down then are even more meaningful, as I strive toward better health while succumbing to the necessities of medical treatments.
DEAR READER: I am a devoted fan of many bloggers who are living their lives without regrets and stretching their strengths and experiences. I want to encourage you to do the same – don’t sit back too comfortable, Live today, and tomorrow and you don’t stop living until you are really dead.
Please comment, I am learning always and I want to know what you think and your ideas and suggestions on what I can improve.