World Kidney Day 2016 – Thank You!

I have been working with our young adults with renal problems for over a year now, and I have to say they still manage to surprise and inspire me, day by day. I want to take the opportunity to thank the incredible gang of young people in the Young Adult Renal Network (YARN) who made[…]

Special trips for kidney patients aged 16 -40

Dear All I got an email recently from a charity that supports 16-40 year olds with serious health conditions. They have supported local kidney patients and their loved ones with ‘special days’ over the last few years. If you or someone you know is the right age group and has kidney problems – you are[…]

Half full or half empty?

  My daughter asked me an interesting question the other day. “Is your glass half full or half empty mum?”. I thought about this and started reflecting on my life. Do I think that I’ve been dealt some unlucky cards? Well yes if I consider that not long after I separated from my daughter’s father[…]

The Impenetrable Language of Research Documents

Many years ago as I was taking my first steps into Information Technology management I was invited by the board of directors to present a proposal detailing my recommendations on resolving the performance issues of the company’s computer system. The day duly arrived, I was summoned to join them in the boardroom and nevously began[…]

From doing nothing to being alive again

Well my life has changed since I started losing my last Transplant. Went so downhill, so fast. Weight just fell off me and was constantly tired. It comes to something when you ask to start Dialysis, but having been through it all before I knew what would happen if I left it till I really[…]

Blog No. 2 – The Race season!

Hi all, I haven’t had chance to blog recently, have been unwell – not kidney related!!! The usual winter coughs and colds but not clearing couldn’t seem to shake them, and then my asthma kicking off as well, only managed to get out mountain biking and hiking a couple of times for leisure rather than[…]

Four and a half years on and still feeling tired continued

Well dear friends, I have a serious confession to make which is an indictment to how Chronic Fatigue can affect someone. It affected my concentration so much that I made the simple mistake of thinking that I had only been transplanted three and a half years instead of four and a half years.  Please add[…]

My body, my dialysis choice

Unwittingly thrust into the renal world with CKD back in the 1950’s, I never really had any control in the treatment options until I was informed that my kidney function had reached a point where dialysis had to be considered for my future treatment. Fortunately with the proactive support of my CKD team I was[…]