Living a full life on dialysis is not just for a lucky few that somehow stay healthy and energetic between BigD runs. It’s a state of mind. Just because I dialyse doesn’t mean I can’t do things. Simple things like getting out of the house for a while: going for a walk or a coffee with a friend, going to a movie or the football. or walking the dog.
Then for a little more adventure, maybe go somewhere out of town on a non-BigD day: to an art gallery or festival in the country, or a shopping trip somewhere new, or a boat or train trip to see the sights along the way, with a lunch or afternoon coffee as a reward when you arrive. (more…)
I’ve decided to try another trip to China, as part of a business trip. My last effort ended badly, when I tripped on slippery tiles on a Hong Kong footpath and fell on my fistula. It scared the hell out of Julie and me, thinking I had a life-threatening injury in a foreign country, at risk of bleeding to death where I fell. Luckily we were already on the way to a hospital around the corner for dialysis, and more luckily, they found I had bruised but not ruptured the fistula. All was well, but the doctor suggested we delay our trip to Beijing. We cut the trip short and came home.
Well, here it is, almost 2 years later and Julie and I are ready to line up again. This time, we plan to go to both China and Europe for a few weeks in April/May. We will start with a direct flight from Melbourne to Beijing, stay about 5 days, and then fly to London to do some work and catch up with our No. 2 son. (more…)