Sometimes you have to have something to which you look forward. For me, this year, it has been going to Gilwell Reunion at Gilwell Park, the home of UK Scouting. Reunion is for adults in Scouting particularly those who have a Wood Badge but not exclusively any more. Tomorrow, I head off after my dialysis … Continue reading Gilwell Reunion with a renewed enthusiasm
So, I am on dialysis in Tullamore today. I brought in some medication we have to buy so I can be given it every week. I gave it to my nurse who then proceeded to write my name on both ends of the box. Michael John Campbell McFarlandSimple really. Except that my surname was the … Continue reading My name is not that difficult.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I receive dialysis in the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore. As I have some other health issues, in addition to the kidney failure, I am in an isolation room for my treatment. This room overlooks the main entrance to the hospital. Unfortunately, this is where many people gather to smoke. … Continue reading Hospitals are meant to be smoke-free
Today is the last Sunday that I will be on dialysis in Tallaght University Hospital. No, I haven't got a transplant. No, I don't not need dialysis. Why, then? It is because my care is being transferred to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore (sister hospital to where this all started in Port Laoise). My … Continue reading Start of the end of an era