Wooohoo!! I’ve accomplished a small, but great step in my journey of kidney-land! Today I completed my two-day training on the cycler! “What’s a cycler?” you ask? Well, friend, let me tell you. The cycler is the very machine that will give me back my freedom. It is a dialysis machine, about the size of a printer, that will help do my dialysis exchanges overnight instead of having to do them throughout the day manually. Now, when I go to bed, I just hook up to this machine, and it will be programmed to do all the work for me! I can now sleep in again! I can go to happy hours without rushing home! I can work late and not have to carry all of the exchanges to work anymore! Wait… am I really getting excited about working late? 😉
I was reminded that I will still have to do an afternoon exchange at work, but I’m ok with that. I can eat while doing it, so I’m not really losing any “work” time…ahhh…life is starting to feel a bit more normal again.
What I’m thankful for today:
1. Modern technology – where would I be w/out the advances right now???
2. My sister – for being a rockstar!
3. My parents – thanks for letting me borrow your “truck”. I couldn’t have fit all this stuff in my itty bitty car.
4. My hairstylist, Robert – for always making me look like a fashion model, even when I don’t feel like one. 🙂