Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's that time of the year again

Well it's that time of the year again, 2 years ago I started doing my workup for a transplant. Since then I have been doing monthly blood work that includes tests for the antibodies and other information that is important to make sure I am fit for a transplant. These are my responsibility to do and keep up on. Other than blood work though I also have to do yearly tests to check on various things. I have to do a stress test and echo cardiograms.

Last year I rocked the stress test. From what I understand the point of the test is to compare your resting heart rate to your heart rate under stress, in this case exercise. They hook all the leads up and start a cardiogram and slow increase the speed of a treadmill that you are on. Last year my heath rate didn't increase much between my resting and when they had the treadmill on high, lets hope this year is the same.

The other part of the stress test had to do with nuclear medicine, and radio active isotope is injected during or just after and then a Gamma camera is used to see the flow of blood around my body. They do this right after the stress part and then a few hours later to see a good comparison.

Owen

Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's been two years now

Around this time 2 years ago I was told by my Nephrologist that she wanted me to go on dialysis. I asked when, and was told that she wanted me to have the procedure to have the catheter put in right then. She said that loosing a Kidney is like loosing a family member, that there could be a lot of grief. I don't know if I really felt that, I really didn't know what to say, I really didn't want to do dialysis, and it was difficult holding my composure. I was scared shitless. I did the only thing I could think if, I called home and told my mother, and while doing so my voice was trembling, I really didn't want to do dialysis, but I also really didn't want to die. I was stuck.

It would be a few weeks, I'm not sure how many, I remember what I was doing in that time and I remember seeing Transformers 2 at a midnight showing. was wearing shorts and my ankles and feet were swollen. Hell I remember driving to Halifax in March 09 and my feet being swollen so much that by sneakers were uncomfortable, I guess I should have known that was a bad sign.

After a few weeks of postponing and hard deliberation on what I wanted to do, die or go on dialysis, I decided to go on Dialysis, my first treatment was either on Canada day or shortly after it. I've never ever been given a time frame for a transplant, but I've always thought that it might be around 2 years, well that time is coming and the only sign so far was a false call I had over 6 months ago now. I'm Type O+ if anybody is feeling generous.

Owen

Friday, May 27, 2011

Here I am

Here I am, back at the hospital again, connected to a machine that is filtering m blood. The doctors seem pleased with results of the angioplasty, I guess that is a good thing. Turns out though they now want me to do this every 3 months. Great, yay me.

Owen

Thursday, May 26, 2011

You get used to things not working

So once again today after a while of things working ok, they didn't work again. I ended up back at the hospital today for another procedure. I needed to have an angioplasty done on my fistula. Today it was dine three times, that means a tinny balloon was inflated in my vessel 3 times. It's not the best feeling in the world, and the guide wire being inserted into the veign doesn't feel the greatest either.

But whatever, I've gotten used to things not going my way. I've come to expect the worse and if there is a better outcome then I'm hesitant to accept that it's positive until I'm sure of it. Today the procedure seems to have worked. The fistula is working again, I still need to go back to the hospital tomorrow and apparently these procedures are not always permanent. So just like many other times over the years things look like they are going to work out, but I really doubt it.

There has been countless time of this, the more recent being back in November I was called for a transplant, and then when I got there was turned away. Just one more thing. I really just don't even notice the disappointment anymore, I'm just used to it.

FML
Owen

Back at the hospital

I'm currently sitting at the Regional Hospital in the dialysis unit because my fistula has been hurting since yesterday. Where there normally is a vibration here is nothin but a sharp paint right now. I've over heard the nurse talking and I've heard the word temporary line, this would be a central line back in my chest again. As much as I hate giving myself the needles having a line again would suck even more. I was going to go swimming I 2 weeks and if I have a line I can't do that. I guess at this point all I can do it hope that the problem with my arm is not serious and it can be fixed some how.

FML
Owen

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Seriously had a bad night last night

I don't think this was completely related to dialysis, but being on dialysis certainly did not help. Last night was a rough night, so rough that I had to cancel somethings that I was going to do today. It was horrible. After I was done my dialysis last night I wasn't feeling that great. My Blood pressure was a little on the low side, not terribly low but a little lower than usual and my stomach was just turning, I really had to go to the washroom and ended up going while holding my button hole after taking the 2nd needle out. So there I was sitting on the john while holding my blood in. I finished what I needed to do but stayed sitting for a bit because I was starting to feel even weaker and didn't want to stand up right away.

Eventually I stood up, cleaned up and went and laid back in bed. I still was not feeling "right" though. I was really weak, my stomach was still turning and I still felt like I had to go to the washroom. I took a couple of tums and continued to lay in bed. I decided to go back to the bathroom. I went sat down on the toilet and this is when my night turned ugly. Vomiting and Diarrhea at the same time, I ended up vomiting all over the floor in front of the toilet, it was horrible. Not only that I was also drenched in sweat, and now I was even weaker. I could barley walk, I was thinking I was going to have to go to the hospital. I was in real bad shape.

My Father, thankfully ended up cleaning up the vomit, if I even attempted too I'm sure I would have passed out in it. I got back to bed after cleaning myself up and changing my bandaids that has fallen off because I was sweating so much. About 20 minutes later I was back in the washroom doing the same thing. This time I had a bucket though, this went on for about 2-3 hours after I was off dialysis. I was in really bad shape. I guess it must have been something I ate, but it was one of the worst nights I've had on Dialysis.

Owen

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Donating to a stranger... sort of.

A lot of people out there have family members who may need a kidney to live a normal life. Some get discouraged because they are not a match, they really want to help but can't simply because of something they cannot even control, their biology. Well you don't have to be discouraged. There is now a new program in place nationally, it has only been active for a few months now and from what I know has only been used once. This new program is called the "Living Kidney Paired donor Exchange" and it is tailored to people who have loved ones who need an organ, but they are not a match.

The way it works is once you have gone through the oodles of tests the donor and donie will be put on a national list. A few times per year that list will be scoured and paired donors and donies will be matched with other paired donors and donies and the donors will go to the donies cities and kidney transplants will be performed at the same time. Don't take my word for it though, you can read all about it here.

Part of the reason why I bring this up now is my aunt Gloria is currently going through the process of being certified to go on this list. She told me this a few months ago and she is still going through the testing. It takes a long time to get all the tests done, this is something that the medical community takes very seriously. Which is good, while I would love to get on this list sooner it's good that they test everybody that goes on it thoroughly for me too.

So I just wanted to make sure I thank my aunt publicly for putting her self through all the riggers of being tested because it is not an easy process to go through, being poked and prodded like a test monkey.

Owen

Monday, April 4, 2011

Oh noes the internet is gone!

My 25mb Fibe op went down tonight for some reason. I was right in the middle of removing my needles and holding them, while I do this I'm always watching a documentary on netflix to keep me entertained, but not something that I have to have all my focus on. I get what I've decided to watch going and then start on removing my needles. Well tonight just after removing my 2nd needle and having 10-15 minutes left to hold the hole, netflix stopped streaming and I couldn't get to any websites. Luckily I had my trusty iphone close and I was able to switch to it's personal wifi hotspot and connect using the 3G network which is what I'm still using to post. I'm now completely disconnected from my Dialysis machine (just like I'm completley disconnected from my DSL) and it's going through it's cleaning, I think I'll go to sleep now but my DSL going down certainly was a bit of a bother. I hope it's resolved by morning.

Owen

Thursday, March 31, 2011

How people find "This old Kidney" - NSFW

Being the nerd that I am the first thing I did when setting up this blog was to also setup a Google Analytics account to view all the interesting stats about viewership and from where my visitors come from. One of the more interesting matrices that I have found are the keywords that have been used when searching google that bring people to my blog. There are some strange ones there, and some I don't really want to ask about. These have not be changed, I have not fixed or altered any spelling mistakes, these are the exact search terms that were used to bring people to my blog in the order of most used to least used.

1.) infant dialysis blog
2.) this old kidney
3.) dialysis sucks
4.) fuck dialysis
5.) plexiglass crib
6.) thisold kidney
7.) baby cribs plexiglass
8.) blogspot dialysis sucks
9.) cribs, plexiglass sides
10.) dialysis in pussy
11.) dialysis is shit
12.) fresenius sucks
13.) fresinius saline bags
14.) halifax dialysis training
15.) halifax hospital kidney
16.) hemodialysis the needle and pain
17.) how to get a kidney in halifax
18.) indications for dialysis fuck
19.) kidney needles
20.) needle in the wrong vain
21.) old fuck kidy
22.) old kidney machines
23.) open box ac adapter exchange to future shop?
24.) sharp kidney pain then dull
25.) sharp needle pain kidney
26.) sharp vs. dull needle
27.) this is old kidney
28.) unique baby plexiglass crib
29.) what are the risks of owning cats and being on home peritoneal dialysis
30.) what is it like being on dialysis
31.) what is the kidny function during fuking

Owen


Monday, March 28, 2011

Writers block

I haven't blogged in a while. I guess mostly because I haven't had much to say. Things have been going as smooth as they really could be going, I'm not really having any issues to speak of. I needed to use sharp needles for while because the placement of the button hole in the vein seemed to move a little after my last procedure, but I'm back to normal, well as normal as sticking huge needles into ones arm can be.

I had my last visit with my family doctor last week. He was the doctor I had been going to my whole life so its going to be quite the change once I find a new one. Yeah, I'm on some waiting lists, but I always liked him, he told me what was wrong and how to fix it and seemed genuinely interested in how I was doing not only medically but with life in general, my schooling and social life included. It seemed like he really cared and not just because he had too.

Because I do need to find a new family doctor I was given my medical file from my old one. It's pretty thick, and just now I am realizing that it probably would have been a pretty good thing to take a picture of the size to post here, too bad I am now connected and cannot reach it. I'll save it for later. Maybe reading through it will also give me new ideas for posts.

So I guess I will apologize for not being as dedicated to posting for the last month and I will try to keep things rolling here.

Owen

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I lost my entertainment and connection to the world last night

Last night my AC adapter for my laptop stopped working. This is the laptop that I used to watch TV and Netflix while I am connecting to my dialysis machine. In short it's what makes my treatments much more bearable and not as boring. I use it before I got to sleep to watch some shows or post here, and I use it when I'm holding my needles holes, watching things that I don't have to pay full attention to while I wait for my holes to clot. I had to finish off the night watching stuff on my iphone last night, a much smaller screen.

I had just replaced this adapter this past October, I bought it at Future Shop and it came with a 1 year warranty through Apple. Well last night it stopped, it seems as if it was probably a short it the cable because sometimes I could move it around and it worked, but not long enough to keep the battery charged. Well it was well past Future Shop's 30 day return policy but it could take weeks to get it exchanged through Apple. I still had the packaging but I didn't have the receipt. I was not looking forward to going a couple of weeks without my laptop, I really didn't know how I would manage.

I decided that I was going to try and get an exchange from Future Shop, it was past the 30 days and I didn't have a receipt, I went in with the expectation of having to buy one. I went to the customer service desk and just told the truth, I said I bought this back in October, and I've lost the receipt but I was really desperate to get an exchange because I really needed my laptop. The friendly ladies at the desk discussed it, and checked with a technician and they decided it was ok, they would exchange it. I was so happy, I thanked them immensely, probably creeped them out I thanked them so much, but I felt it was just really good service, so I'm posting about it here, just because it does have a huge affect on my dialysis.

Owen

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New button hole a go go

Tonight was my first attempt at using a dull needle in my new button hole. I was nervous about it because I remembered the troubles I had while doing them at hospital back in October. I almost didn't bother trying because I need to get up for work tomorrow and didn't really want to spend any extra time that I didn't need to while getting hooked up. Also my lower hole didn't go an easy as it normally does, my fluid wasn't up a lot, only 1kg but I had a little more salt than I normally do so my veins were big. To my surprise though the dull needle pretty much just slid into the new hole, it was fast and easy.

The plan for this week was to have the nurse come out to my house Monday and Tuesday to use the dull needle. I called to see if we still needed to do that where I got the needle in tonight no problem. She is still going to come out Monday to make sure everything is good and then decide if maybe I can get back to my normal schedule. So Monday I'll be doing dialysis here during the day, but hopefully I will be back to "normal" Tuesday.

Owen

Monday, February 7, 2011

Something I miss

One of the things I miss sometimes is my kitty Garfield not being able to sleep at the end of my bed anymore. Before I started Dialysis at home she would sleep with me almost every night, she would keep my feet warm. Sometimes I would be annoyed with her because she is a long hair cat and she sheds a lot so my bed would be covered in cat hair. Sometimes I'd wake up and I'd have cat hair in my mouth. She would also snore.

I had to stop her from even coming into my room because of the chance that she may decide to chew on tubing. That just wouldn't be a good situation because there is a lot of it, and the pumping sometimes makes it move making it even more tempting for tiny little sharp teach to bite into springing a leak of my blood. That would be bad for a couple of reasons, I'd loose all the blood in the lines because it would be contaminated, and well I'd loose all that blood.

I feel bad that I can't let her in anymore and sometimes she does try to sneak in and I have to yell at her to get out. I'd like to think I'll get a Kidney transplant before she takes a trip up state to a farm but she is getting old. She is 17 and like me is also suffering from Kidney problems. Unfortunately I don't tihnk dialysis for cats is an option. If I do get a Kidney before she is gone she will be welcome to come into my room again.


Owen

Friday, February 4, 2011

The first needle for my new Button hole

Tonight I had to start developing my new button hole, to do this a new location was chosen, it's illustrated in one of the images from my last post, but it's about a thumbs length away from the original upper one. I think I'm going to like this location a little better because the vein is closer to the skin making it easier to feel. The only problem with it is that the vein veers off at about a 30 degree angle so when inserting the needle it's pointed almost directly at me making it slightly more challenging.

Not much really to talk about, everything went really smoothly and hopefully it will continue too. A few weeks from now I'll be back to using two dull needles.

Owen

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Another day and another 6 needles

I spent Snowmageddon... ok side note I just had to look up the spelling of that and found that "The Snowlocaust" is also being used. Seriously people. WTF are you thinking? Anyway I spent this slightly above average snowy day at the hospital.

This morning was my Fistulagram, it went ok. A potential problem was found and resolved and we also know now why I was having issues with my upper hole. As suspected the vein does split off very close to the hole. It's been decided that I will need to develop a new upper hole a few centimeters under the original. To do this I will need to go to the hospital twice a week on my days off from work to do dialysis at the hospital and then 3 other days a week my nurse will come to my house to make sure I can needle the new spot to do dialysis here. This will go on for about 2 weeks.

The other thing that was found is at the transition between my veins in my lower arm to the fistula veins was very narrow, so a double Angioplasty was done. This is when a deflated balloon is inserted into the area and then blown up to increase the width. This was done twice.

1.) Narrow area 2.) Lower Button Hole 3.) Upper Button Hole
4.) Problem Area 5.) Angiography needle 5b.) End of needle
1.) Dark Area is expanded 2.) Lower Button Hole
3.) Proposed spot for new Button Hole
I guess the day, as much as it sucked was productive, I found out what the problem was, and that there was actually a problem. I know what to look for and to trust myself when I think there is a different feeling to how my arm feels. I have also been given a solution to my problem which I don't think will take to much to implement so I should be back to "normal" dialysis in a few weeks. I'm also not feeling as sick as I was late last week so over all I think more in the win column today.

Owen

Monday, January 31, 2011

I have to poop in a hat

I went back out to the hospital today. The reason being I had an issue with my upper needle again last night. Guess what? It's not just me, the nurses there also had issues, it just feels different right now. I have to go back out to the hospital Wednesday for what is called a fistulagram. For this they inject a dye into my fistula with what I have been told is a large needle and then using an X-ray watch the way it flows, just to make sure there isn't anything wrong.

My theory of what is causing the problem is that over the last week I have not eaten much, so as such I have lost weight, but this has not been compensated for in my dry weight so I have more fluid on than normal and this changes the way the veins react. Wednesday I will also be doing another dialysis treatment at the hospital so hopefully we will be able to get most of the extra fluid off.

The other item of concern today was my Hemoglobin. It's too low. This is why I need to make my next 3 doodies in a plastic hat. The Doctor wants to make sure I'm not bleeding from my insides. I said I'm certain I'm not as I think that is something I would notice during my post movement inspection, but she said they still need the test done. They gave me the plastic hat, and 3 specimen bottles with a mini spork built into the lid to scoop shit up.

I've already ran into a few issues, one is the hat simply is not labeled correctly. It's rounded on one side and flat on the other. The rounded side is labeled as the front. This doesn't work though because the front is where my front boy parts are, and I don't poop from there. If I'd place it on the commode the way it instructs me to, there would be no samples. Issue number two (lol #2) is it's simply too shallow, there is no depth. I'm a man, and I make King Size Mr. Big bars not tinny Twix bars. Needless to say this causes somewhat of a log jam. I've done one sample, and I have two left, I'm hoping maybe for a twofer tomorrow to get this all done.

Owen

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Second trip to the hospital

As instructed I tried to give myself my needles here again today. No luck, I was just coughing too much and too shaky to get the needles in. I ended up going to the main Dialysis unit to have my treatment and then I will be trying again here at home Sunday night. I was told I can take cough medicine with codeine so that is what I'm taking now. So far that seems to be going ok and I am coughing much less.

At the hospital I ended up having 7 needles, so my arm is rather sore at the moment. My Hemoglobin was tested and it was 77, which is super low normal is somewhere over 100, my last blood work which was about 2 weeks ago I was at 97. Wikipedia Defines Hemoglobin as
Hemoglobin (also spelled haemoglobin and abbreviated Hb or Hgb) is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in thered blood cells of all vertebrates[1] (except the fish family Channichthyidae[2] ) and the tissues of some invertebrates. Hemoglobin in the blood is what transports oxygen from the lungs or gills to the rest of the body (i.e. the tissues) where it releases the oxygen for cell use, and collects carbon dioxide to bring it back to the lungs.
I've been told if it's too low you get really tired and lethargic. I'm on medication to keep it up, but right now it's low.

Hemoglobin should not be confused with the Hemo-Goblin a soon to be created Super villain in the Marvel universe that steals the red blood cells from blood bank blood, but with a real goal of getting some of Peter Parker's radioactive red blood cells. (Marvel please contact me to negotiate publishing rights)

Thats about all I was told, besides get some rest. I guess there is a nasty bug going around, maybe because of my other problems it simply hit me harder.

Owen

Friday, January 28, 2011

I did something that I never thought I'd do tonight....

I broke down, I fucking lost it weeping tears and all. That didn't even happen when I was denied a Kidney in November. But I guess being so sick for the past week, having a hard time to catch my breath, the stress I put on myself to force myself to go to work tomorrow and trying to get my needles in for an hour took its tole.

Last night I went to the ER, even though there was a person taken out of order from me (I was told that I should have gone in before this person and the triage nurse didn't know why the ER nurses took here first) I was only there about 2 hours. The doctors did a ultrasound of my chest to make sure there wasn't any fluid around my heart and lungs and a chest X-ray to make sure there was nothing inside they missed. Everything was good, even though I was coughing so much that my limbs were tingly and I felt faint. I was told it's probably viral and maybe a bit of Bronchitis. I was told there was nothing they could give me, except maybe some codeine to help me sleep. I refused because I said I need to be alert because of my dialysis. They said get some cough medicine then. On the way home I bought some Buckley's DM. This stuff is like doing shots of Dragon Semen, it burns like crazy. It's kind of a rush.

Everything started out ok tonight, the setup went good, I was a little nervous because I did have issues Wednesday night too, and have been having issues getting the needles in since I got ill Sunday. I was trying not to think about it though and trying to just focus on the moment. I was so focused that the cough that I have had, that is just continual, only seconds between fits to catch my breath actually stopped while I was putting the first needle in.

I wasn't coughing, so I attempted the first needle. Normally in this lower spot there is a little pressure required but it slides right in after a moment. It didn't. I spent a good 15-20 minutes trying to get it in, fishing it as they say. At one point I thought it went in, there was a give and it went further in, all the way in actually. I pulled back on the syringe, and nothing. The dull needle I guess just ripped it's way through my flesh. I gave up on that needle I pulled it out, put a little pressure on the hole, but there was nothing coming.

Normally I this point I'd go for the sharp but decided to try another dull because in the past I have seen one dull not work and then using another work, I guess the first just gets it started. The 2nd one to my surprise went right in. WTF?

Feeling confident at this point I cleaned by upper spot and went for it. First some background on this upper spot. It has two "problems" for lack of a better word. I'm not all that fit, my arms are a little flabby so there is more flesh for the dull needle to go through. I actually find this to be a good thing though because to me this says there is only 1 way to go, and the tunnel that he developed through the flesh leads right to the vein. Not tonight. In this spot the needle normally enters the vein with about 1/3rd of the needle still outside, I hit this point and it just kept going so I leveled off because I thought I was in. Nope, nothing so once again the dull tore through flesh that it shouldn't have.

I tried 3 dull needles, about an average of 10 minutes each just fishing. Pulling the needle back some, but not all the way out and then twisting it through my arm. At this point all the freezing that I had put on, now 2 hours ago was gone. I gave up on dulls and went for a sharp. I haven't had to use a sharp in this spot since my training. This is where we come to the 2nd problem with this spot. This actually is a problem. There is a 2nd vein that is not part of the fistula running along/over the fistula vein. When I went in with the sharp, this is what I hit. It hurt like hell, taking it out hurt like hell.

At this point I had had enough. I felt like shit, I was stressed about having to go to work tomorrow and now not knowing what to do because I was not able to do my dialysis tonight, so that meant I'd have to do it tomorrow, my arm had a splitting pain going through it and everything just came crashing down. The room was spinning, I was coughing again and hyperventilating because of it I had a huge hole in my art from trying to get needle into it, luckily it wasn't bleeding. With some help I got myself calmed down. I called the after hours nurse and I'm to try doing my dialysis here again tomorrow, and if I can't get it done tomorrow call again and take things from there.

So now I've called in sick again, for the 5th time this week. I still feel horrible and my fluid will be up even more tomorrow morning. I'm not feeling confident about tomorrow morning. At this point I just want two things, to not be sick anymore and to have a kidney. I guess you don't always get what you want.

FML
Owen
(I never proof read this it's too long, so live with it.)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's been a while

I haven't posted in a while, mostly because everything has been going well, nothing really to talk about. Giving myself needles has become akin to eating vegetables. I don't like doing it. Well except I do give myself needles I don't eat icky vegetables.

I've been SO sick over the past 5 days though, and if giving myself needles when I feel good sucks balls, giving myself needles when I feel like I just got hit by the H1N1 bus sucks major goat balls. Yeah, its that bad. I'm having chills and I'm coughing so staying still to get the needles in is not all the easy.

Last night I needed to use one sharp in my bottom hole (that could sound bad if taken out of context) and had issue with the top one, I got it in, but pressures were high the whole night, well until I got off, I got connected around 6 so that I could get off early and sleep the rest of the night.

On the lighter side I found out through google analytics that the search string "Fucking Dialysis" in google brings my blog as the #1 hit. Yay me. So my challenge now is to make "Dialysis sucks balls" to be #1 too, right now I'm number 2 under an N4G forum post, thats a gaming website so they don't deserve the #1 spot.

Owen

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Setup: A 2nd Pictorial









How I took these pictures
To get these pictures I used my Joby Gorillapod SLR with ballhead mounted on top of the IV poll of my Dialysis machine. Yes I guess it is useful for something other than hanging bags of Saline. I used my remote shutter release and set a 10 second timer to catch the action as it was happening. I hope you enjoyed them.


Owen

Friday, January 7, 2011

Being on 30 Rock = Getting a Kidney Transplant?

Over the last 4 months not one, not two, ok well it was two. Two actors on the hit NBC comedy series created by the very funny and oddly attractive Tina Fey have had kidney transplants. You have to ask yourself what sort of coincidence is that? What's going on over there that two people have had to have transplants and did have transplants.

First it was the Grizz, played by Actor Grizz Chapman. He had a Kidney transplant, donated by a complete stranger. Basically a complete stranger wanted to donate a kidney to somebody and it ended up being the Grizz. Thats Grizzy. Next up was Tracy Jordan, played by the always funny and surprising that he is 42 Tracy Morgan. He had been suffering from Diabetes for years and all the drinking and ankle bracelets finally got the best of him and he needed a kidney replaced.

My theory is if you need a kidney transplant, get on 30 Rock because that show is a one way ticket to Kidney Transplantopia. My goal now is to get on 30 Rock to get a Kindey transplant, all I need is Tina Fey's contact info and I think I can schmooze my way on, give her the old Owen eye wink and lip lick charm.

Owen

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Urinating is overrated... or is it?

As I've mentioned before, I can no longer pass urine. Now while this medically is not a good thing, it opens up the opportunity to excel at other ventures. I like to play video games for example, and I play them online. While other plays will have to stop and leave the game to pee, I can just keep on rocking because I don't have to worry about it. The only thing that may stop me a bowel movement but I get my fiber so I'm pretty regular on that side of things.

Other things I can do is a Lord of the Rings marathon, and I'm not talking the theatrical cuts, no sir, I can marathon the 4 hour extended ones all in 1 sitting not every having to leave the couch. Hell I can make it through whole Star-Wars saga. None stop, right through and not have to leave to pee. Going to the movies, I don't have to worry for sure, I can drink their 20 liter XXL drink and still no pee.

Thats the problem though, anything I drink, it just doesn't really go anywhere, it just keeps building up around my body. A lot of it goes to my lower legs and feet, but also my face, my double chin gets bigger. It's not really urine because I don't produce any, I guess it's more just water.

I'd still trade all day Star-Wars marathons for a properly working kidney and having to pee every 10 minutes like a girl.

Owen