Saturday, August 7, 2010
Saturday night and I'm doing the Ground Level, its been a good week. toady six miles at Wildwood Park (very challenging due to the sand trails, steep hills, and hot sun),then we came home and did eight miles on the bikes, followed by the best idea ever by my wife; Massages! Anyways a good part of the overall health is to learn how to have your body taken care of during "down" time, that includes the down time from dialysis when the body is probably the most stressed. Sleep, stretching, proper eating, and drinking, supplements, and mind/body efforts all add to an overall better "life" for me. I found early on, within the first few months of my final stages of kidney failure and imminent start on dialysis that the belief part of the equation was the most important. In other words what I felt and believed was possible for myself was exactly the way it would be, and to feel that running marathons and having a full vibrant life was to be, it would be. Work and effort naturally followed, but it was a joy to do, because that is what was to be. Not always a joy, and not without its detours, stresses, and adjustments, overall the life I continue to have as a dialysis patient is a good and rich one for me, regardless of what may be evaluated or measured by any other standard.