I know, it has been a long time since I last posted. I’m now back to my normal life that involves hectic work and travel, kids afterschool activities, cooking dinners…And it feels real good to be back to normal. Being the weak and puny version of myself was just plain tiring. I’m back to running, slowing gaining my speed and distance again. I mentioned a few posts back how Larry forgot what normal felt like after 7 years of dialysis. I forgot just after a few short months, I can’t imagine how it must have felt to be like that for so long.
Larry is doing fantastic! The kidney is still working wonderfully for him, he even got the courage to send back his dialysis machine and the rest of the equipment. His former dialysis room is once again in its former glory as his music/entertainment room. I’m sure that was a huge step in his recovery, both physically and mentally.
Overall, this has been an amazing experience. I’ve experienced the incredible generosity of both family and friends, witnessed my husband being my strongest supporter and best friend and learned more about myself along the way.
I’ve had many say they didn’t know if they could do what I did. My response to that is you don’t know until you are in the situation. I hope you never have to to, because that means everyone you know and love is healthy. But if you do know someone, I hope my experience can help you with your decision. It’s not for everyone. Five years ago, even two years ago – it was not for me. Many family members stepped up long before I did, willing to help Larry. But because of health reasons, they couldn’t. But their courage should be acknowledged and not forgotten. I just had to come to a point in my life where I was ready to explore the possibility.
I will post again as I continue along this journey. My goal is to get back into training and do an Olympic distance triathlon in July. Wish me luck!