I’m going to push myself until I can’t push anymore. I get flashbacks of what I use to be. When I was a strong, healthy and powerful. Then all hell broke loose. My body came under attack time and time again. However, everytime it failed, I got up.
After each surgery, I walked unassisted. I refuse to stay down. I chose to fight back with an unwavering belief, one day a change is going to come. It happened before. Three and a half years on dialysis and lately another fifteen months. Avoided death 4 or more times, 927 dialysis treatments, 1314 sticks into my arm yet, I still trained. 18 years of having a transplanted kidney when told it would last only eight. Still stood on stage. Still winning.
I don’t care how bad it gets, I know it’s only temporary.
Tomorrow is another day as you are one day closer to being whole, pain-free, having a clear mind. Fight back. If you must go down, go down swinging. Remember, if you get knocked down as in any boxing match, you have ten seconds to return to your feet. It is not over. Yes, you are going through a storm and more than likely it will become worse. However, if you spread your wings like the eagle. With its nine feet of massiveness and power, it uses to carry it above the storm and rides the winds until the storm of life passes over.
Photo of: Jimmy Lin, Dialysis Patient