Do You Have Kidney Failure


When Richard’s health was failing him, we all were sitting at the Veteran’s Hospital in Tucson. When the doctor came in to discuss the situation regarding Richard’s options; we were pleased to hear his response to the doctor. It was said that with the kidney failure, Richard would just fall asleep, and pass while sleeping; so it wouldn’t be painful. Richard then replied “It was okay because at 78, he was content. He had lived a good life and didn’t want any other procedures performed on him”. “That he was ready to see GOD, and had made his peace”.

I thought what a GREAT man, that he could embrace the reality of death. I can only speak for myself in that situation. I stood in awe of this man I had known for 20 years. I never thought an awful lot of Richard, but that day changed everything. What a man! Death is inevitable, it is sad when young people or babies pass; but when you are 78, and your health is failing.

You acknowledge your situation, you acknowledge GOD for who He is, and you are ready to close your eyes one last time. It is so incredible, you are so incredible, Richard You Were So Incredible! To God be the glory!!!

Little things to help your kidneys are as such: Drink more water, plenty of sleep, no alcohol, no smoking, emptying bladder once you feel that urge, taking medication properly. 

Remember some causes of kidney failure are treatable., and in some causes may return to normal. Kidneys are the organs that filter waste products from the blood. They help regulate the blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and red blood cell production in the body. Symptoms of kidney failure are due to the build-up of waste products and excess fluid in the body that may cause weakness, shortness of breath, lethargy, swelling, and confusion.

The many things that can cause kidney failure are obesity, smoking, drinking alcohol, hypertension, lack of exercise, and not eating properly. Any combination of these items listed above can be a horrible situation. Causing your A1C/ Glucose/Blood Sugar to be out of control.

I implore you to do what is best for your body, to take note to your body. Yes it is sometimes difficult to eat right, or make better choices while grocery shopping, but I tell you if you can refuse to purchase those unhealthy items, you’ll be elated you didn’t.

Remember that a healthy way of living is a process that gets easier with time. I’m rooting for you , because I know you can do it! inspires you to eat healthy and encourage yourself, when there is no one else there to do it. You are human, so don’t be too hard on yourself.