” I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt.30……I Decided, Ep.1

AW, has the look of disbelief when she not only hears that Cadence is a Breast Cancer Warrior, but she visualizes this pink glow about her as if she’s a mystic goddess. AW, is baffled by what she is seeing. A 27-year-old African American female , pushing a wheelchair with an oxygen tank attached to it, strutting along with her ever so elegant style and defining aura about life and the world as if everything is okay and as if she has no worries. This woman reminds her of what she once was, and she imagines how much of an impact she could make to aspiring poets. She envisions Cadence as a leader of many within her community and amongst her peers. Here’s a young lady who has the ability to give everyone within the Kidney Trails Dialysis Facility rather they’re a patient or staff member a sense of hope. For her to have so much charisma. To possess so much poise and grace. 

“ So Cadence are you telling me you have Breast Cancer?”… “ AW I’m a Breast Cancer Survivor. My type of Breast Cancer is labeled as IDC( Invasive Ductal Carcinoma).”……AW replies,” In who?” … Cadence states…” Yes , Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. It kinda starts somewhere along the lines of my ducts in my breast. Where the milk is being carried to my nipples. Unfortunately mine cancer grew and spread throughout my body. It effected my bone density , so that’s why sometimes I have trouble walking. I get weak from time to time. Pushing this wheelchair helps me with balance and also helps with me carrying my supplies to make my clothes to sell on my website’s clothing line. It’s a struggle girl, but I maintain.”…… AW replies, “ Cadence you been through it all. My heart goes out to you. “ You mentioned you were gone from here for a few months. Were you in the hospital all this time?”…… Cadence replies…” Not exactly. I was in and out of the hospital. Taking care of my household. Doctor appointments. Working on my clothing line. Doing home Hemodialysis and helping in the community where I live. I’m not sure if you’re aware AW , but October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we go Pink to show our appreciation and support. I help organize a community event to bring light to our cause as Breast Cancer Warriors. We had many fun activities for the kids, car wash to raise money, vegan food vendors, dietary students from the university, and a talent show. We had so much fun, and it was inspiring to see everyone who attended. “…. “ Seeing the joy and enthusiasm on the faces of everyone who attended made me feel so alive. There were individuals who were suffering from Breast Cancer, lost someone or a significant other or someone that could relate. It moved me AW because it was a movement.”……AW replies,”’Wow I didn’t know that October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That’s so inspiring how you are so involved within your community. “ ….” So let’s get back to this name of yours. Your stage names. “ Patience Sustained “!!!….” Girl, I like that name. Where did this actually come about?”……” Well it’s because I’ve been known to be very patient with all things that have transpired in my life. I’ve been fighting since birth AW. While at my event , I performed my poem on stage for our talent show. This poem I recited was what inspired me to keep moving on. This poem I will recite to you AW is entitled…….

To Be Continued………

Published by DiabeTech77

Hello to all of you our wonderful Kidney Trail Hikers . My name is Dwelyn Williams, CCHT, Immediate Past President NANT . I would like to say Thank You for joining us on The Kidney Trails. A brief story of who I am . I started my Hemodialysis Technician career in January of 2000 in Charlotte,NC. During that time and now the present I have been a Traveling Hemodialysis Technician, a Chronic Preceptor, an Acute Preceptor, Kidney Smart Educator, proud NANT Board Member , and a Hemodialysis Technician Instructor. My current status is a proud employee of Fresenius Kidney Care- Arcadia as a Hemodialysis Technician CCHT/VAM and also an Acute Hemodialysis Technician here in the Phoenix, Arizona area. My involvement with dialysis goes back as far as the early 90’s. My mother was a ESRD patient during that time. We as a family contributed to her well being by assisting her with CAPD at home. After a year of doing a home modality, she ventured out into outpatient dialysis in a chronic setting of hemodialysis. With that being said , I developed not only a interest I dialysis but an extreme curiosity of what this disease was and its effect on my mother and our family. This placed a heavy matter on me due to the fact that it was beyond personal and it could happen to any of our loved ones. Serving as a NANT member and on the NANT Board has aloud me to express my concern and issues amongst others. The ability to possibly influence others. To share my passion within my profession alongside developing my craft. My goal is to encourage every Nephrology Clinical Technician that they are important in more ways than one, and to know that they matter in our patients lives. I hope to inspire more Nephrology Clinical Technicians to take on more leadership roles in their communities, clinics, and NANT. As a newly Author and Kidney Trails Family member it’s is my duty to deliver the most epic and profound stories of my vision of Renal World. What a great time none other than during this tough time we are having in the world today being impacted by the COVID 19/ Coronavirus. We hope as you hike with us along The Kidney Trails , that each step we take is with Essential Potential.

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