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.

Changes afoot to dialysis

So, I've been on haemodialysis (HD) for just over two months now. Just settled into the rhythm of it. Sunday afternoons (after church), Tuesday mornings (first thing), and Friday lunchtimes are the days I have been going up to Tallaght University Hospital for my HD. Each day there are friendly faces from the nursing staff … Continue reading Changes afoot to dialysis

Out of hospital — but back 3 times a week

So, after three-and-a-half-weeks out of four being in hospital, I am now home. The new reality is hitting me, hard. Three days a week, I have to return to hospital as an outpatient for hæmodialysis. I also have to manage a new diet. (No bananas amongst other things.) Thankfully, throughout all of this and for … Continue reading Out of hospital — but back 3 times a week

potential new diagnosis.

To say I was scared is probably an understatement of the year for me. It is not often you enter A&E with vomiting and diarrhœa , and suspected dehydration and then within five days are being transferred to another hospital because of kidney infection that may have been the cause of the original presenting illness... … Continue reading potential new diagnosis.