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More than a Month in Dialysis

During December when my doctor said I need to for dialysis or there will be multiple complications because of high creatine it was difficult to accept…but my dad gave me enough courage & next day I got admitted into hospital…the initial weeks of dialysis were stressful to me, I felt as if I am living in the hospital dialysis unit even though it was just for 5-6hrs & 3 times a week….

My dad said this is a mind game & we need to be strong mentally…if you give-up then it’s going to be tough….the future is unknown for now & I need to take it slowly…As I move forward my path will become clear & with it I get more clarity…

Now I go to dialysis with open mind & it doesn’t feel like I am spending time in hospital…most of the staff knows me & they treat me like prince…some come & make it a point to spend time with me…We chit chat & try to crack jokes….once I changed my perspective I started seeing that all the staff has a unique personality…in their 9hrs of shift they always smile & keep the mood light..

Initially during January I worked from home when I got my dialysis done but now I am going to work…I am getting my dialysis done early in the morning & going to work in the afternoon. As I am working part-time this is working fine for me…The dialysis technician reminds me always that I need to eat high protein food & be strong both physically & mentally…

So I got into a routine with this new life & I take the day as it comes. No extensive planning & no anxiety about future…The path will reveal it-self as I move forward…

By Raghavendra Satish Peri

Raghava is a digital accessibility evangelist working at Deque Systems as Senior Accessibility Consultant breaking web accessibility & mobile accessibility challenges.

He authors an Accessibility Blog & is galvanising the adoption of accessibility by inspiring the local tech community with meetups and mentorship. When away from his computer, Raghava can be found at local cafes & restaurants sampling cuisines, attending local meetups, listening to audio books or writing on his Personal Blog.

2 replies on “More than a Month in Dialysis”

Tell me about ur dad and the mind game part!!! Live by it every day 🙂
Love the way you took everything in stride!!!! Loads of love and Huge God bless always !

Hi Sai,
You know what i am getting to understand my dad now…He is a very strong person mentally & his will power is immense…That keeps me safe & gives me a lot of strength…I know that i can count on him…He is always there when i am down & was worried.

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