It has been mostly "easy" to get Emmi Sue to eat the foods she needs to be eating, take her medications and put her on the road to recovery as in many things, she has no choice but to do what I say. I wish life were that simple for me, but it seems I need to make some drastic changes in my life, whether or not I'm also diagnosed with kidney disease. I do not take care of myself as I should, and really never have. What is wrong with me?!!! If not for myself, I need to be somewhat healthy for my three girls as they will get older and need more care as time rolls on. They age so much quicker and need me to be strong, but the way I have been treating myself, I'm surprised I'm well enough to do as much as I have for my precious babies. This needs to stop! I know what I should be eating and even though I have been mostly purchasing much healthier snacks for the last few months, many more changes must be made if I plan on surviving this very possible kidney disease diagnosis. FUCK! I can't believe I may have this damn sickness, too.
The "funny" thing is that of my three girls, Emmi Sue is the one who is most like me in personality so it would seem almost logical for both of us to suffer from the same conditions. She has trouble with blood sugar issues, as do I. She's a moody little girl and well, me, too! She's overly clingy, moody, jealous, extremely loving and the sweetest girl anyone could ever meet. I'm not sure I'm as sweet as Emmi Sue, but we are definitely a LOT alike. Just as my mom and I tend to suffer from many of the same illnesses, it seems my daughter and I will go through many of the same things, too. At least neither my mom nor Emmi Sue have anything as terrible as MS, and of this I am eternally thankful.
Even though I don't wish to jump to any conclusions, I feel it's important to know the signs of Kidney Disease, being that it is far more prevalent than I had ever imagined.