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Remission, Just a Fools Game, part 3

Part 1 Part 2 After spending a whole day bemoaning the return of unwanted interbody hostilities, where I rejected even the most basic notion of getting out of bed, I used Friday to find some sort of escape for the … Continue reading

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A Leviathan Returns?

Yesterday I restarted my bi-monthly hyperbaric treatments. I was really hoping it would have the restorative powers it often has had in the past. I needed a kick. Only it was not to be. I am either still quite felled … Continue reading

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A Very Good Friday

I had no idea Easter was happening until I saw someone on twitter post about it being Good Friday. Honestly, one of my favorite things about being in Asia is that I am pretty much able to avoid Christan holidays, … Continue reading

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Brother, can you Spare a Kidney

So as most of you know, I am ineligible for a kidney transplant when it gets to that point. You know, what with my body fighting and rejecting my own organs, what do you think the chances I’d have with … Continue reading

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Needing Balance

Along with the Hyperbaric treatment, I also sought out an ayurvedic kidney specialist in Chennai. This meeting did not bode nearly as well and my Hyperbaric adventures under glass. Actually it was a far more pleasant experience, just without the … Continue reading

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The Oracle at MUNI

So yesterday something sort of incredible happened. I am still trying to figure out what actually happened and what, if anything, it means. But let me set the stage. And trust me, it’s a good stage. I rode the MUNI … Continue reading

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On Having to Severely Change my Diet

One of the hardest things about finding out that my kidneys were dying was hearing that I needed to take a drastic plunge in reducing calories and water intake. The less I consume, the less my kidneys will work and … Continue reading

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In 5 Years Time…

Hearing that you have fiveish years till you are tethered to a 100 sq mile radius certainly makes you reassess your life. As far as anyone can tell I have been dealing with the repercussions of “wolves eating my kidneys” … Continue reading

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Bonus time

When I first heard that I had fiveish years till my kidneys failed five weeks ago, my pores clenched. My skin turned to diamond. I turned off. I had tried to prepare myself for the worst news possible for the … Continue reading

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