Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Double Edged Sword of Dialysis

This topic was brought up by the daughter of one of the patients at IHateDialysis.com about the pros and cons of treatment, so I thought I would address it here.

The most positive aspect is that I'm still around to annoy and bewilder the human race.

It is also good for weight loss. I was up around 145 lbs. and really doughy but now, because I have a very rare appetite, I'm down around 125.

Also, if you have a nurse fetish, it caters to that on a weekly basis.

The negatives are vast and frightening.

I must reserve all my energy just to get up in the morning to go to work. Anything left over (which is rare) is used to deal with treatment.

My dating life has evaporated because women see me as damaged goods. According to them, since they don't fully understand Dialysis, they believe my days are numbered and there's no future with me.

To fight the nightly pain I experience, I've found that over time I don't feel anything. Happiness, joy, and elation are all simply just words spoken by those who take their health for granted.

I'm now a barely conscious zombie schleping though my workday because I have nothing better to do.

I'm in obligatory purgatory and nothing can cease my sentence.

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