Hospitals are meant to be smoke-free

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. […]

Beef fillet and ratatouille

So today I had my first dialysis session in The Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore. Amongst the many things that happened, I was given a cook book called Truly Tasty. Andrew and I had been meaning to buy a copy, but had not done so yet. It was, therefore, a great surprise when the dietitian […]

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 […]