As many of you know my daughter Taylor has Kidney disease and it has been a bit of a struggle over the last year and a half since her initial diagnosis. We are of course coping and very thankful that we are living now, in a time when I can donate a kidney to my daughter as opposed to 50 years ago when this would have been impossible. Even though we believe we have a way to help Taylor, many people are not nearly as fortunate as us. In Canada alone 100,000 people are waiting for a Kidney … [Read more...] about Kidney March 2013
In my house we seem to have certain jobs that each of us do and take care of ourselves. Mywife takes care of getting the kids ready for as well as to and from school. I work and take the kids out to the pool and do lots of miscelaneous jobs and until last week walked the dog in the morning, afternoon and night. Well that all changed last week when we got another little puppy Belle. Pride in My Home Chores I always think of myself as the guy that walks the dog in the morning and at night and … [Read more...] about How a Dog Helped my Relationship
My wife, Michelle, has been having a lot of stomach problems over the last few months and diarrhea very often. The problem tends to be in the afternoon with my wife having terrible stomach cramps most afternoons. We have tried lots of stuff including trying probiotics in case it was a bacteria problem, blood tests, urine test, poo testing. Lots of tests and lots of questioning on both my wife and I on what could be causing these problems. We have looked all over her diet and exercise program … [Read more...] about Colonoscopy Tomorrow – Not for me
This is only a little bit about fitness and health, maybe not much. I have had a crazy last few months and I am not sure where it all leads but one thing that I have really noticed over the last few months is that I seem to have been repressing lots of feelings and have pushed down my emotions. I know that this is likely unhealthy I think this really started a couple or three years ago when I started struggling with panic attacks and with the help of a bit of Luvox I was able to crawl out of … [Read more...] about Where did my emotions go?
My daughter and I went to the hospital today for blood tests. Not an uncommon occurance for my daughter who gets tested monthly but I don't have quite as much experience. But today is a special day for us. My daughters kidneys have been stable at 27-30% GFR for the last couple months but we all know that her nephronophthisis that my wife and I gave her through a couple bad genes is going to lead to kidney failure likely within a year. After all the tests that I have gone through to test … [Read more...] about Crossmatch Day