Category Archives: health

In the News; Against All Odds

Last September, after  I restarted dialysis after about 31 years with my kidney transplant from July 1987, I wanted to raise awareness about organ donation.  That lead to my calling the Penticton Western newspaper, and a reporter interviewing me and … Continue reading

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Cake around the corner !

A few days ago I posted a post called Pass The Muffin !   with photos  which could have been confusing, because the pictures from my 60th birthday in 2018 as in last year. 🙂 What a different situation it was … Continue reading

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The Lucky ones have crutches and bandages

Today I was thinking about all the people who suffer with problems invisibly. The ones with crutches, bandages, and wheelchairs – we see they are hurting, we empathize, we cut them some slack in our expectations. But the people hurting … Continue reading

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It’s been a year,what a change – my wife inspired this one

(September 19, 2019) Dave, it’s hard to believe that just one year ago today was your first day of dialysis. You were one of those whose life was saved by your dear friend Greg, who gave one of his own … Continue reading

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Some understanding goes a long way

Starry, starry night Paint your palette blue and grey Look out on a summer’s day With eyes that know the darkness in my soul Shadows on the hills Sketch the trees and the daffodils Catch the breeze and the winter … Continue reading

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How has my life changed?

I received a kidney transplant April 24, 2019 The terrific readers who regularly read my post already know I received a miracle this year on April 24, in the form of kidney transplant from a living donor. My living donor … Continue reading

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