It Could be Worse

February 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm Leave a comment

So my friend who writes a blog wrote one a while back and said her friend suggested it would be a good idea to write a “gratitude list” to help her look at the world more peacefully. I’m stealing this idea because I love it and the sarcasm of it all is perfect!!!! Here goes:

1. I’m glad that even though my kids have ARPKD they have good kidney function

2. I’m glad that I at least have one son out of three with good kidneys

3. I’m glad that Gabe only takes 3 blood pressure medications and not four

4. I’m glad that both boys can take pills for their blood pressure and not the liquid

5. I’m glad that we live in NY and have good doctors available for this kidney crap

6.  I’m glad that I only have to take Gabe to one specialist appointment in February rather than two

7. I’m glad that even though our insurance now has a deductible and 25-35 dollar copays that we actually have insurance

8.  I’m glad that I only have to work part time rather than full time

9. I’m glad that Gabe only sees 6 specialists and not 7

10. I’m glad Max only has cysts in one region of his kidneys, unlike Gabe who has them in both

11. I’m glad even though Gabe has “sludge” in his gall bladder he doesn’t have gall stones

12. I’m glad that even though we have to go into the city for our doctors I like 5 of the 6 specialists

13. I’m glad I’ve met other ARPKD moms, even though the only reason we met is because our kids have ARPKD

14. I’m glad I didn’t become a nurse but still know how to take the boys’ blood pressure manually

15. I’m glad I have my boys, even with their crappy kidneys

16. I’m glad I’m writing again, even though at this point it’s only about the boys and kidneys!!

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