I decided to do one of these weekly blog entries just because I have nothing to post on my blog other than dialysis stuff. I would do the dialysis entries, I would.. If I could. Other than it’s a weekly task on my to do list, it doesn’t change so that’s another reason why I don’t do it.
Actually, I’m just lazy to update my blog weekly.
ANYWAY. Wonderful Wednesdays is, I guess, a weekly blog entry people post to gather up what went through the last seven days. There’s “10 Happy Days”, “Things I Love Thursday”, “The Sunday Currently”, and other similar themes. Thought I do just one for now and we well see if I can keep up.
For my first and last Wonderful Wednesday this year, here are the top things I am glad to have done, achieved or have moved on about.
- Getting past two years of Kidney Dialysis treatments: I started in December 2015, and I am so glad I get to keep my Permanent Catheter with no serious infections and blood clotting. The default access Kidney Dialysis patients have is an “IJ Catheter” which is located on your neck. It’s a pain in the ass to manage and you won’t be able to move around normally til your doctor says you need to have a “Fistula” be done on your arm. I really don’t want that because it can’t be removed and that stays on your arm for life.
- Moving on from my dad passing away: The first Saturday of this month has been very, very hard for me. It was the first time that I never thought would happen, not this soon, that one of my parents would pass away this early. I thought he would be around til the age of 80 and beyond. I thought he would be around to see me or my brother get married and see his grandchildren or even hold one or even be there at their birthdays. He didn’t get the chance to see his grandchildren from his son and daughter from his first family. From that day that I was told he passed away, I thought it would take me months to get over. But moving on, so far for me, everything has been okay. On most days, my mind thinks he is just around, still alive and being taken care of his housemates in his other house. Sometimes, the thought that he has passed away still lingers. Whenever that thought that it would just take three days before he’ll turn another age from the day he died, it still puts me on a frustrating mood. Sigh.
- Seeing people who used to work for my dad at his wake: Other than his friends from his work and his relatives (meh), we were able to see and talk to the men who worked for him previously and left the business, worked with another business. I wonder at first how did they find out? I was glad to see them anyway. I thought by the end of the week that I’m glad they left because the business kinda went wonky throughout the years. They found their way out and got out in a good time.
- Gladly going through hospital-free moments because of seizure episodes: I am so so so glad that I have been slowly getting away from getting admitted to hospitals from randomly having seizure episodes because 1) getting admitted to a hospital is e x p e n s i v e especially if you are in a private room and 2) most of our money goes to Dialysis and being there will suck most of whatever money is left with us. I still can’t get the needed vaccinations though for pre-transplant needs.
- Moving on from the fact that I am missing out a lot of concerts this year, and probably the next one too: Well, there are a LOT more expenses to think and take care of, health is one topmost priority. I think concerts isn’t the best time to be concerned about for now. I spent the previous 6-7 years before working for money for this hobby, safe to say I’ve done so much. Time to take a break. 😉 I’ll be back, and so will my blog, promise. (Too bad I didn’t make it to Liam Gallagher’s concert in July(?))
- Happy moments from my friends with Enchong Dee: There were a couple of times that they sent me videos when they were hanging out with Enchong Dee wishing me to get well and they’ll pray for me. Awww, kilig much!!
- The times that I get to go out to malls: Yes I know, this is such a small thing but I only get to go out on Dialysis centers! Every moment that I get to go as far as the nearest mall here, I just want to start tumbling because of happiness.
- Eating the foods I love: Kidney that doesn’t work means my diet has to be very restricted, meaning I have to eat food that has less salt in it. But since Christmas and another holiday is coming, it means.. I can eat food that I love and that it has (regular amount, lol) salt in it. I wish I had that overeating attitude though? Man, I miss Pork Liempo and Milktea, too!
I think I’ve listed some of what needed to be listed. We’ll see next month when the next Wonderful Wednesday no. 2 will be posted. 😉