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Ten Things I Would Have Missed Out On Had My Kidneys Not Failed

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 23:30 10 Comments

1.  Knowing from experience that health is an incredible gift

Who thinks of health as a gift when healthy?  I never did. Health was something I took for granted, something I deserved.  Health was par for the course, standard practice, basic requirement.  It wasn’t until health was taken away that…


One Year Post Transplant

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 20:37 7 Comments


Wow.  It's May 28, 2015.

One year ago today, I woke up from an operation that made a massively significant difference in my life.  That morning I had a total kidney function of 5% but by the afternoon, that had gone up to a whopping 50%.

My beautiful wife donated…


Amazing New Kidney

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 13:26 0 Comments

This amazing little kidney

The gift that keeps giving

Especially with semantics

When "kept alive" becomes…


Pre to Post Transplant Journey

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:39 4 Comments

This is a vid I made chronicling our pre to post transplant journey.  Today also happens to be our 27th Anniversary and Jennifer's gift to me was overwhelmingly extraordinary.  …


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At 17:48 on March 9, 2015, Angie Bravo said…
Tim - As a fellow dialysis patient, I found your article to be true to life and really well written. I think what you're doing by sharing your experiences from the beginning is GREAT. Not only for others to understand or at least get some understanding of what dialysis patients go through but, for you "mentally" as the patient. It can truly be a rough go, but attitude is everything. And, if you have a strong support system you are that much luckier. I wish you all the best and look forward to more posts!
At 10:48 on March 4, 2014, Kris Gaudet said…
Thank you for this blog. I'm 25 yeard old and I've been on dialysis since August of last year and this article describes it perfectly. No one will truly how it feels until that person is sitting in that chair. A lot of people at work see me as "healthy" but they don't see the part where the massive headaches start or when blood pressure drops. The line that meant the most to me is "I'm not dead!".. Thanks again and best of luck with getting your transplant. God Bless,

Kris Gaudet
St. John's, NL
At 23:30 on February 26, 2014, Leta said…

Happy birthday, Tim!

At 15:31 on February 26, 2014, Hilary said…
Very nice - you write, and you bake!... Hope your treatment goes smoothly and quickly, so you can get home to your family to enjoy the rest of the day.
At 8:30 on February 26, 2014, Iain McLaren said…

Happy Birthday Tim! Thanks so much for being part of our community - we appreciate all you do.

At 6:55 on February 26, 2014, Hilary said…
Happy Birthday Tim! Any plans to celebrate your special day?...
At 17:07 on January 5, 2014, Hilary said…
Welcome to Kidney Connect Tim. Thanks so much for your active participation in the last few days. Please let us know if you have any questions. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you.


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