Author Archives: dfolstad58

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.

Waiting for another chance for life

What does a transplant mean? Life.  Memories. Stories. Freedom. I’m hoping for another chance for freedom again.  Thanks for watching. Also a big shout out of thank you to everyone today who liked and commented on my blog post. It … Continue reading

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Sailing against the wind

For months now I have had trouble finding the words I wanted to share and missing the encouragement from readers of my blog when I write more regularly. As readers are aware, my kidney transplant from 1987 lasted until September … Continue reading

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My Tranplant story in interview

Recently the organization responsible for all types of tranplants in my province, British Columbia, celebrated 50 years. I was suggested by someone to be interviewed as my kidney transplant lasted 31 years, july 1987 to September 2018. Today my interview … Continue reading

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Too Much Make Believe

Originally posted on Life and Random Thinking:
I planted grass in my back yard nearly a week ago. Not sod. I threw an abundance of grass seed and covered it with lawn soil and then I did a little jig…

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Get Ready to Sing

Two days from now I will be 60 years old.  Old enough I think to be considered a “senior” but not “old” (I hope). I can’t claim to have aged as well as my sweetie Susan, she takes better care … Continue reading

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Article: In British Columbia, a burgeoning wine region that’s showing its muscle

In British Columbia, a burgeoning wine region that’s showing its muscle http://flip.it/eTtJxU Something different today, The Washington Post article highlights my corner of tne world, and I live smack dab in the middle of the valley, where the traffic is … Continue reading

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Unsure what kidney dialysis means?

I am fairly certain that Kidney Dialysis is not widely understood. I started hemodialysis recently and a high school friend sent me a text understanding that my days on earth were numbered! I was pleased to advise them that reports … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Let me Die, Until I’m Dead

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 … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts in my head today

Thought #1 – Life seems to be all about change and in my life I have initiated many new interests or employment in September, I guess that is when I am open to new challenges. Do you have a time … Continue reading

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Open Communication Tips for Leaders

These communication tips are from the Toastmasters.org website and are not my original thoughts. I  am sharing them as a reminder to myself and maybe as helpful tips to anyone else who wants to encourage honest feedback, suggestions, and receive … Continue reading

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