So I have been having dialysis for about 5 weeks now, 3 times a week 4 hours every time…!! How has it been?
Well since the dialysis I feel much more healthy because my doctor said I can add more protein to my diet. I have been back training for about 4 weeks and in this time have gained a whopping 6 kg! but it’s all healthy weight, it still does not even look like I train, but I look more healthy and very much like a normal guy will look, no more gaunt face anymore! So I must admit I do feel much better mentally and physically but my HB (hemoglobin) is still very low and will take time to increase, so my legs is still heavy and energy level is still low and I must still force myself to get up and do things, but it’s much easier now! Dialysis is very different for all people and some people still feel very smashed from it, I’m just very fortunate I think!
About my transplant for 2018. My nephrologist (kidney doctor) in Cape Town still need to try and push that I can have my transplant as soon as possible so we are just in communication with him all the time and we are doing everything on our side to keep me strong and healthy to be ready for it! But our next immediate task is to do dialysis at home… it’s quite complicated and one of our rooms need to be redone so that we can have the dialysis machine in the room and that it stays clean and sterile with a connection for RO water for the machine, Ruth will also need to do a first aid course and a CPR course for in case she accidentally kill me of course… lol… So instead of me going into a dialysis center I would just do the dialysis at home, till I can have a transplant.
We have started to add some features to our gym and finally decided on a name and a logo for the gym! Back2Basics… It’s a very apt name for what it stands for and with all my philosophies of training and dieting! Well so far everything looks great and I am very happy with it, but there is lots to add still, I will keep all updates coming!
January has started and so have our Atomic Nutrition athletes with their prep for their contests! Corne Van Niekerk, Gareth Scheepers, Juan Bothma and the only odd one out from USN, Henri Swart… Ha ha ha… Henri is a very good friend and I cannot keep it against him that he is from USN, but he is part of our training team and I want the best results for him! I will not be taking on too many guy’s this year, I want to focus on them for the best results possible but also because I’m heading for a transplant this year, but that would only put me out for 2 weeks and I will still have access to my Laptop to make sure they stick to the plan… even from hospital… ha ha that’s how I roll…
Till next time..
“Never give in! Never give up!”