Travel with Renal Failure
Kidney failure Diary Blog Post for Kenneth Green
Today I write you from the next state over, from beautiful Salina, Kansas. Well, I’m sure there is some beauty here, all I’ve seen of this city is a truck stop, and McDonald’s. I came here with a friend of mine for his Military Academy reunion. I am having to deal with going through a surgery on Monday. Because of having to go through surgery a friend invited me to tag along. I don’t think it was a good idea; his heart is in the best of places I just don’t believe it was a good call health wise.
Travel is my Passion
Travel is a passion of mine. I even think my other hobbies are appendages to my desire to travel. For those who don’t know me, I am a live action role player in a club called the Minds Eye Society. In the Minds Eye Society or MES for short, we role play in a gothic/horror themed game. And it’s full immersion, and we dress up in costume, there is a Storyteller that crafts plots and stories for us to handle and solve, as well as playing politics against other players, etc.
My other hobby, LARPING
My interest in the game I think comes from my desire to travel somewhat. I travel a lot for games. As a matter of fact, I was trying to figure out a way for me to travel to a game two and a half hours away from here tonight so that I could meet other members and see another different city. But now I am realizing more than ever that my desire to travel will be severely cut due to having to do dialysis.
Even more than that it is also a sad realization that my desire to travel is going to be nipped in the bud just because of the sheer toughness to stick to the Renal diet while on the road. You can’t stick to a low sodium renal friendly diet eating fast food. And sadly that is the most obvious choices for food when on the road. Even restaurants like IHOP and others don’t offer many healthy alternatives.
Tough Dealing with this diagnosis!
To be real, this diagnosis is making me even more depressed now. I am now realizing even more so than the surgery on Monday that I have how this will affect my life completely. I am having to lean on talking to my therapist and wife a lot more. This depression is taking over me. I weep because of the poor choices I’ve made in my life. Part of me thinks’s my life is over before it even had a chance to start.
But I say all of that to say this. I am going to focus this weekend while here on eating right. I am going to come up with creative ways to stick to my diet while out of town, and I will report on them here next week. I also will be doing a series on how having Renal Failure makes things more complex when having surgical procedures next week after my dual foot surgeries. So I will see you on the positive side of surgery. If you have a moment remember my wife and me in your prayers when you read this. I believe in Yeshua, and his power and I know he will bring me through. But I could use all of the help I could get! Thank you, my friends!
I also want to share my twitter profile! It could use some love! Check it out today at https://twitter.com/therenalchef
Also, check out my other diary entry!
Chef Kenny Green grew up in Denver, Colorado to two developmentally disabled parents. He always had a love of cooking sitting in his great aunt’s kitchen watching her make the best soul food. After high school, he enrolled at the Clearfield Job Corps Center in Utah and studied the Culinary Arts program graduating as a certified chef with the American Association of Hotels and Restaurants. He is also a certified baker. Having kidney disease as of last year he is changing his diet to live a more fulfilled life! Welcome to the journey!