A Tribute to My Care Partner


Like many home dialysis patients, I have a care partner that I could never do without. A care partner is a special person who helps me with my at-home treatments and my health needs in general. It would be impossible to list all the ways that he supports me, but here are just a few:

He sets up my home dialysis equipment every night.
He helps me with the entire treatment.
He takes me to my dialysis center twice every month for checkups.
He runs our errands.
He picks up my medications, orders them, and fills my pill box every week.
He keeps up with all of my insurance details.
He washes our clothes.
He orders my dialysis supplies.
He cleans house.
He loves and supports me.

I was right. I simply cannot list all the ways my husband, Fred, supports and cares for me. In 2014, when I was extremely ill and in the hospital for over 50 days, he kept vigil at my bedside, while also handling every household task. He built hand railings in our house and installed safety bars in our shower for when I got home. He even cooked and served my meals.

How would I ever find the words to thank him for all he does?

I am shamelessly using this blog post to say, “Thank you. I love you more than life itself.”

Whenever you think of me and pray for my health, please pray for Fred, too. It takes an awful lot of his strength and energy to care for me.

I would love to hear your comments.

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