It is pretty overwhelming when I sit back
and think about how many of you read this
column, that I myself write, each week. It
really allows (or forces) me to make a lot of
my life an open book. I often ask myself,
“Is that a good thing?”
It is very interesting having total strangers
tell me they are following my health and
‘rooting for me’. Honestly, I get a bit of a
boost out of that.
It allows me to push my perspective on a
lot of people. We don’t all agree on everything
but I have a huge soapbox to use if I
am so inclined. I do try to just stay positive
and supportive most of the time.
I have a great opportunity to call for help
whenever I need things. For example, I will
be a bit bed-ridden for hours at a time with
the new home hemodialysis. So if you are
up for a game of crib or feel like visiting
and walking a Bassett Hound, I may
‘require’ your services.
Thanks to those that have dropped off
some firewood. You have made an incredible
difference in my journey. I burn lots
and always need more.
Overall, my openness about my life and
thoughts seems to have opened up a lot of
conversations in my life. It has helped
open my own heart to other folks’ stories
Don’t be afraid to share your issues with
people. It is the best way to get support
and you will often be surprised where the
support comes from.