Gilwell Reunion with a renewed enthusiasm

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

Start of the end of an era

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

Adherence towards transplant

Today is five months since my first hæmodialysis. It is hard to believe that I have come so far since that first day. It certainly has been a roller coaster of a ride from thinking that plasma exchange might work (it couldn't - kidneys too far gone), to trying peritoneal dialysis at home (that didn't … Continue reading Adherence towards transplant

Ten years on – thanks to the nurses, doctors, and friends

It's been ten years of finding ways to raise awareness of HIV and people living with HIV. Here's to the next ten years.