My Life as a Tetherball

May 13, 2016 | By Terry | No Comments | Filed in: Default.

You know the old saying that Forrest Gump made famous, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”?  My life in the past 9 months has been the total opposite of that. That’s because I know exactly what I’m getting every 4-6 hours: Being attached to a pole.  During • Read More »

New York, NY (Part 3)

March 27, 2016 | By Terry | No Comments | Filed in: Default.

Sunday, March 6 Wow, it’s been a few weeks and realized I didn’t recap part 3 of my New York Trip. The last day of the trip was epic fun, probably my favorite of the trip.  We started off by sleep in till about 10:00, didn’t really have a plan for the day except to • Read More »

New York, NY (Part 2)

March 12, 2016 | By Terry | No Comments | Filed in: Default.

Hello! I’m back to recap more of the NY trip!  If you missed it, you can read about the first couple of days here: New York, NY (Part 1). (note: apologies if pictures appear sideways or upside on mobile devices – not sure what’s happening – they look fine on normal computer). Friday, March 4 We • Read More »

New York, NY (Part 1)

March 9, 2016 | By Terry | 1 Comment | Filed in: Default.

“Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today. I want to be a part of it, New York, New York.” Well it finally happened! My trip to New York last week was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. Sure, my toes have wiggled in white sandy Florida beaches. My eyes have scanned majestic snow capped • Read More »

6 Month Report Card

February 20, 2016 | By Terry | 1 Comment | Filed in: Default.

Greetings, Earthlings! Here it is late February, and I just realized that this month I hit my 6-month mark on being on dialysis. It’s been a pretty interesting ride, with ups and downs. There have been some bumps, but just like driving on any bumpy road, you learn how to slow down. You learn how • Read More »

I’m earning my PhD in Traveling on PD

January 20, 2016 | By Terry | 2 Comments | Filed in: Default.

… because I’m going on THE ROCK BOAT next week! I’m not going to go into details of this amazing trip, if you know me at all you know I’ve done this trip every year since 2004. It’s basically a floating concert festival with about 20 or 30 bands and a couple thousand of the • Read More »

A Life Opening Gift

January 13, 2016 | By Terry | 4 Comments | Filed in: Default.

Check out the picture. In my hand is an ordinary letter opener. It was given to me as a gift from someone about 15 or so years ago. It came in a set of small knives that look similar to this. I still have the knives but never really use them for anything. I do • Read More »

December update

December 12, 2015 | By Terry | No Comments | Filed in: Default.

Happy Holidays! It’s been a few months since my last post, so I thought I’d take a few mins and let you all know how I’m doing.  As you can probably see from my Facebook activity, I’m living my life as normal as I possible can. I’m doing all the things I used to do • Read More »

My New Daily Routine / Transplant Listing News

November 1, 2015 | By Terry | 2 Comments | Filed in: Default.

Hello curious friends and interested strangers, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted an update so I thought I’d take this “extra hour” of daylight saving time this morning to give you all an update on my life’s recent happenings. I”m 100% full steam ahead on my peritoneal dialysis treatments. It’s basically become a way of • Read More »

After 1 full day…

October 15, 2015 | By Terry | No Comments | Filed in: Default.

I’ve done 4 CAPD exchanges so far (acronym for Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis) – and wow I think my body has some adjusting to do.  I’m putting in more fluid than I was in the training sessions, and my body is like “whoa”.  Each exchange I drain out the old fluid, and put in new… • Read More »