I Feel Like Going On!
It’s Been a Long Time But I Feel Better!
I Feel Like Going On! It has been a very long time since I have written on this blog. In my mind, I don’t feel like I have been succeeding via this blog so I stopped writing which is sad and something I should not do.
Acute Renal Failure
So I did not even know this was a thing. Two weeks ago or so I had a case of this. I had a stomach illness of some sort which caused me to throw up violently all night long.
That caused me, in essence, to cause me to dehydrate. When I was dehydrated it caused my kidneys to fail and not filter the poisons. So when I went to the ER because of me just feeling the flu like a bug caused me to be admitted to the hospital and I had to stay there two and a half days while they slowly rehydrated me.
Why the hospital stay for just fluids?
You probably have that question, you and me both! But I had to remember that I suffer from Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). With CHF they could not just hook me up to an IV and let me rehydrate and go home.
They had to add the fluids back to my body slowly so that I would not suffer a heart incident because of the CHF. It was SUPER boring, but it has me thinking of how off base I’ve gotten from my diet and other precautions.
It’s Easy and Deadly to be Lazy.
Oh, how easy is it to not weigh me each morning. How easy is it to forget to take a pill, or munch on a bunch of tomatoes and potatoes which I’m not supposed to have. It’s super easy.
Can I be candid a second? When you begin to slip up on your habits it’s like a slippery slope. The decline can be fast, rough and deceptively easy.
The Hospital Was a Reminder
I spent a lot of time alone in the hospital. I sat down and spoke to a hospital chaplain who made something so clear to me it was super amazing. When we’re sick it’s a blessing to several people. One it’s a blessing to the sick person because they can receive care and love almost how we pay those things to our Heavenly Father.
As a friend or family member or health professional of a sick person, we can extend Christ-like service and love. We can be blessed for keeping Christ’s commandments of love and service, and we can enjoy the feelings of joy and happiness that only comes from service to others.
I will be back posting an article each Saturday. Future topics include
• Spring Recipies next week!
• Potato or Tomato, and how to replace both! on May 12th
• Getting Your Family to Support Healthy Renal Diet/Lifestyle Choices on May 19th!
Keep rocking with us, we’re back and we’re here to stay!
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!