A Day in the Life

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Hi I'm a home haemodialysis patient with experience of maintenance haemodialysis, A.P.D and P.D. My interests include reading, puzzles, and health education. I am also an ex nursing sister.

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  • Thanks Rob. That is awful that your personnel manager didn’t believe you were ill. Last year when my daughter & I went on holiday & I had to be wheeled to the front of the queue by a rep. people were looking at me as though to say ‘Why are you in a wheelchair?’ Even worse the rep. at the check in desk wanted to know what was wrong with me & rudely pointed at the swabs on my AVF. Great quote.

  • A great way to sum up life on dialysis Helen. I particularly understand the fourth verse and the frustration that you feel when people say how well you look. I’ve mentioned this before but I had a personnel manager who always said I looked well and I heard from other people that he seriously thought there was nothing wrong with me. Actually there’s a great variation on the saying ‘Don’t judge me until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes’ in Harper Lee’s brilliant book To Kill a Mockingbird. It is spoken by defence lawyer Atticus Finch:

    “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

    Thanks for sharing your poem Helen.

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