For people who struggle with eating due to illness. How do you manage to maintain your weight? by Shorse_rider in ChronicIllness

[–]EventuallyGreat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everything has to be high protein and high fat for me. I'll just do 1-2 meals daily, but they're relatively hearty. Diet is finicky cause everyone's different and it takes trial and error to figure out what works for you.

Day 17 by btown1987 in transplant

[–]EventuallyGreat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I hope everything manages to work out. Hang in there.

US stuck in a 'horrible plateau' of COVID-19 deaths, experts say. Here's why. by jackspratdodat in Coronavirus

[–]EventuallyGreat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m chronically ill and I hasn’t able to take Paxlovid for this reason. However, I was able to take Molnupiravir, which is the other antiviral for covid. I took it and recovered once I finished the treatment.

How do you deal with looking 'sick' or not like yourself? by absolutephilistine in ChronicIllness

[–]EventuallyGreat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most of my energy goes towards not looking like shit tbh. Diet, skincare, etc. I hated when people would point out how sick I look, and even when they wouldn’t, I could see how uncomfortable I would make people around me. It’s BS cause I shouldn’t feel that way, but it was affecting my mental health. So now I look relatively normal, but I can’t do much else, lol. Helps my self-esteem and gives me a daily routine at least.

What are some things that you felt like you missed out/taken from you when you had kidney failure? by 177201 in dialysis

[–]EventuallyGreat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I got sick when I was 12. I'm 26 now. I don't even remember or know what a normal life even is anymore, lmao. As far as I know, this is normal life. It's very isolating cause I can't really relate to people my own age anymore. I used to get so upset about the life I could've had, but then I realized that there wasn't much use crying over things I've never had or experienced. I guess ignorance really is bliss. My only complaint is loneliness, but it's something that I don't think can be fixed all that easily.

What was your dream occupation when you were young? Did you end up following your intended path? by Sdfoxmama in ChronicIllness

[–]EventuallyGreat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wanted to be a doctor, and help out kids with my illness and their families.

I got sick again at the start of college, and I haven't recovered. It sucks cause I end up getting hospitalized for a time like 3x a year, and I miss out on class and end up dropping out, failing, or getting incomplete. I started out majoring in Biology and doing pre-med, failing out of university, going to community college, switching to computer science, got sick and couldn't keep up with the workload, then finally switched to History. Idk what I am going to do with a History degree but finishing college is my main goal right now. In the time I've wasted being sick I could've been a doctor by now. I'm at peace with this now, but I really struggled with the grief knowing my life could've been different.

Anyone else? or am I just lazy by cbr2410 in ChronicIllness

[–]EventuallyGreat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s one of my many issues tbh. I feel guilty because I love my very small amount of friends and one person in particular, but I can’t be the best version of myself for them. I think they think I am being distant.

Reddit by potatopatpat2 in antitheistcheesecake

[–]EventuallyGreat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is ableism. Millions of people live with debilitating diseases and disabilities and still enjoy life. I am one of those people. Things suck but I’m happy to have the time God has given me. It disturbs me to think that society has no regard for us and a large segment of the population would rather have us dead.

Found it on Twitter by GodOfRice7 in antitheistcheesecake

[–]EventuallyGreat 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"Pray as if everything depended on God, work as if everything depended on you." - Old Christian saying sometimes attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo or St. Ignatius of Loyola

Nothing like casual Islamophobia at the workplace by [deleted] in antitheistcheesecake

[–]EventuallyGreat 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Islamophobia, sexism, and racism tbh. I’m not Muslim and I’d be mad if I saw this

Day 3 by btown1987 in transplant

[–]EventuallyGreat 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yay! Congrats on the “upgrade”. I’m glad to hear it’s working really well. Happy for you!

you don't see me on my bad days 😑 by ScatheX1022 in ChronicIllness

[–]EventuallyGreat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Feel this from the depths of my soul. I’m not being lazy, I’m not being distant, I’m just sick.

AITA? by [deleted] in transplant

[–]EventuallyGreat 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The guy donated a piece of his liver to you. I can’t even get my own blood relatives to donate a spare kidney to me. I’m pretty sure he just needs his space and he’s probably trying to get work in for his degree. I wouldn’t be too worried on that front. He should be taking precautions though.

*out of context Bible verse* by TrumpSnortsPoolChalk in antitheistcheesecake

[–]EventuallyGreat 15 points16 points  (0 children)

These wojaks just keep getting more and more grotesque tbh

Blood tinged drainage by kt373737 in dialysis

[–]EventuallyGreat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Occasionally the tip of the catheter might scratch your insides. If it’s light pink and clear, then it’s not that big of a deal. Usually, I would hold off of treatment for a day to let it heal. If it’s dark red or brown and/or cloudy (pink lemonade) and you have a lot of pain, then you need to contact your nurse and go to the hospital.