OMG! What a nightmare we are all living through! My hubby is in esrd, on dialysis for 6 years, on transplant list (numerous complications stop the transplant from happening) ... has HBP, diabetes, and all the other wonderful problems that all of our hubby's have, but of course, it is not the diabetes! He is totally non-compliant and takes meds to "control HBP, and all the other issues). He was admitted to the hospital today after he took a bad fall, high heart rate, and just totally feeling terrible. But, I must remember "it has nothing to do with diabetes" ... are you ******* kidding me! Anyway, my heart breaks for all of us ... it is so hard being a "wife of a diabetic" ... Love and prayers to all!
So happy to have you post your comment. It is utterly beyond my comprehension that someone who is in ESRD is still in denial! Is that where the current medical world has taken us? I know that the medical professionals have been trained to take any spot of hope they have for the patient and focus on that. They are not allowed to say the truth as to what a "forecast" for their life might be. But seriously....esrd and he's in denial?
But it gives me a little insight to a diabetic who is in denial. I suppose it never ends....no matter what stage they are in. If they can't get past the denial process....they will never accept what the disease does to them.
How do you survive?
How have you managed 6 years of dialysis? I am not that strong. I know I would leave.
How can he live that long and not be compliant?
I know I could learn from you. Seriously. If you feel like writing again, give us some insight as to how you have survived this long.
Having a terrible day here. Someone hijacked my email and sent out one of those things saying I was in a foreign country and to send money. Got that all fixed, then the ipod I was transferring music to locked in sync mode. Had to figure out how to undo that and start over.....then the fan that I put my laptop on burnt out. I swear....I think I'll go to bed and just stay there! LOL!!!
Hubby is really cold today. House is at the normal temp where we always keep it. I turned the fireplace on and he is under 3 blankets. I'm thinking I'm going to go put a bikini on so I can survive. Had him test and he's not running low, so no idea what's going on to make him so cold. He seems to be more tired today. Took a 4 hour nap earlier. Not sitting up as much, says he's just exhausted.
Everyone around us has the flu. I put a sign on the front door asking people to not come in if they've been exposed to anything.
Think it's time for a long hot bubble bath. Maybe that's how we survive....pamper ourselves from time to time. Today I'm trying to survive from one crisis to the next!