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    It got so bad with dialysis, late in 2010 and the whole time in 2011 up until I got Bimaaji, that I had talked with my GP already, pre-transplant, about taking our state's Death With Dignity way out. I was entirely serious and it was really all that bad. I didn't write about it here much, is all. Like you.

    But really, I have a house, five dogs, two cats, one beloved partner, sisters and brothers who are blood kin and heart kin, computers, phones, clothes... I don't get raped, I don't get terrorized, my house isn't collapsing under me, it doesn't even snow here more than a couple of times a year (sure does rain, though), there aren't any holes in the roof, I just planted a new tree... on and on. I am really fortunate, and I was really fortunate even when I was in terrible pain from dialysis. I was alive and had love and a nice home and clean water, and even a generator in case the power goes out. Power! I have, and had, electrical power 24/7. Food - a chest freezer full of it. A way to cook it. Several, in fact.

    Yeah. I was lucky. And then I got Bimaaji and things really turned out well.

    Wallowing? I've done my share, more than my share sometimes. But there for the grace of the Gods...

    Organ donors save multiple lives! A donor's kidney gave me my life back on 02/18/11; he lives on in me and in others. Please talk with your family about your wish to donate and sign up to give others the gift of life.

    by Kitsap River on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 10:12:44 PM PST

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