Jacqsworld's Blog

Dialysis, Kidney Disease, Living life with Chronic illness

About Me

I created this blog to express what I feel about having and living with kidney disease and dialysis treatments. I think that people who live with a chronic illness learn a lot about themselves,  their friends and families .  One very important thing that I’ve learned during my journey is that I’m a lot stronger than I thought I was – and I always thought I was strong.

I’ve also learned that the people in my life are the most special people on this planet.  I am blessed to have the kind of friends and family that I have. It makes me feel like I must be doing something right.


4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Jan Taylor on said:

    I feel so happy for you, it sounds like you have terrific support system! I will be following you as you update your blog.
    You should write a book, although the blog serves the same purpose.

    • Thank you Jan! I do have a wonderful support system and your daughter leads the group! I’m sure you already know what a special person she is…I’m so lucky I have her in my life. As for writing a book – I think Anne and I should write one together.

  2. Cristina Bascuas on said:

    Jackie! Last night I did not make it to the second post as I was so tired. So this evening I returned to continue perusing your writings. My goodness! I am writing and simultaneously saying a prayer of thanksgiving that your kidney transplant was successful! I logged on to Facebook wanting to mention to you that your writing is filled with a sense of peace and honesty. That I like how your voice sounds. That it is real and gracious, a beautiful imprint of the beautiful human being behind it. Now I know with more reason why this is so beyond that which I have never forgotten about my dearest “little” student oh so many moons ago. If the child is the ‘mother of the woman,’ paraphrasing good ol’ Wordsworth, then you had to have blossomed into the most wonderful and caring woman. I can only try to imagine what you have been through, but I know for sure with what strength and dignity you faced the most trying days. I am relieved and thankful that you are doing well. I am happy that your family and your dear friends, especially Anne have been there for you. If Anne is an inspiration as I mentioned to you, why you are too! I know that all who love you and are close to you know what a blessing you are in their lives. And you have been and are definitely a blessing to me.
    I am wishing you a complete and full recovery. I am so happy to have found you via Facebook. I look forward to hearing from you whenever you are up to it.

    • Cristina, your words mean so much to me, thank you! The blog has been such a wonderful thing for me. When I started it I wasn’t sure what my purpose was “supposed” to be – but the first time I received a message from another dialysis patient, I knew. Sometimes people just want to know that someone else knows what they’re going through. So this blog helps me as much as I think it helps others.
      I have to say that when it comes to my family and friends, I feel like the most blessed and fortunate person around. I couldn’t have hand-picked a better group of people to love and support me. I don’t know if I thank them enough or tell them enough how much I appreciate them but hopefully they know.

      *I’m also extremely happy that you found me and that you enjoy the blog!

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