Have you ever had a life wake up call? I had mine a few years ago.
It seems that I’ve had a defect since birth that has slowly been destroying my left kidney over the course of my lifetime. I’ve known for a while that something wasn’t right as the condition worsened and began revealing itself. So when the test results came in this week I was prepared for bad news.
It turns out that I have almost no remaining function from the left kidney, and options are limited. The good news is that my right kidney appears healthy and up to carrying the full load. The better news is that I have a new, evolving perspective on life.
My situation isn’t life threatening, but it hit home hard anyway. For over five decades I’ve taken my health and fitness seriously, but I’ve also taken it for granted. I’m the man of steel. Indestructible. Something like major organ failure happens to someone else, not to me. I conquer the weight room, run bike and swim great distances, scale mountains. I’m invulnerable.
I’m lucky because Continue reading