Missing Out on Kidney


 

I’ve been away, as see you may:
In hospital I had a stay,
And something else went missing too —
Of kidneys, of which I had two,
Now one is left, but I don’t care;
I carry one of them as spare!
Still, it is something of a pain
That I will not have two again;
Most careless, one of them I’ve lost,
I can’t afford replacement cost;
But therein something nasty lurked
To interfere with how it worked
That could sneak into other parts
On further mischief to make starts!
It is amazing how these days
So short a time one finds one stays,
Day after, on a walk to go
With therapy that’s physio!

© March 2019 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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50 Responses to Missing Out on Kidney

  1. Wow, I am so sorry to hear about this. Here is some good news for you, usually a person can survive on one kidney alone. I even heard that the cut kidney has the power to grow back, so long as the damage was not severe, or the organ’s structure was not destroyed. There is a lot of hope here. Nevertheless, I can understand your concern. I am also sorry to hear about your financial situation. Do not worry, everything will be okay. If I may ask, do you by any chance believe in God? You see, God is the alpha and the omega. God has the power to do all things according to his will. Nothing is impossible for the Lord to do. God is able to help you at this time, and he is able to make sure that all things work well for your favor. Do you have a relationship with him yet? If not, you are missing out on many goodies. God is faithful, and his mercies are great. He alone can do all things, and those who trust in the Lord are never disappointed. A blessing delayed is not a blessing denied.

    God says in Isaiah 41:10
    “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
    Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you.
    I will hold you up with my victorious right hand”.

    The Bible says in Philippians 4:6
    “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done”.

    A relationship with the Lord starts here. It begins with faith in the Lord, prayers, obedience to the word, and a passion for Christ. God is ready, the question is, are you ready?

    If you want to know about God in more detail, you can find further information here https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/a-few-things-that-i-have-learned-about-god/ And Here https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/how-to-build-a-relationship-with-god/

    May God’s blessings be with you, Amen. ❤ ❤

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    • colonialist says:

      Thanks for that. The remaining kidney is gathering in the reins and riding successfully, but in line with my philosophy in that it is not employing a bit!
      On religion I have rather complex ideas in that it seems to me that most conventional religions today are still way back in myths of the Dark Ages and need to get real. So many beliefs are absurdities, and many are obvious man-made constructions totally devoid of logic. The court is still out even on whether Jesus existed or not.
      Actual evidence for a life force (or soul) surviving death, and for overall control and purpose in All That Is seems fairly convincing, though (God?); and the atheist view of everything happening basically because it happened/happens, or, as they put it, because of natural laws, seems quite as lame as the fairy stories.
      By and large, I think that most people reach the stage of belief they are ready for and are comfortable with, unless unduly indoctrinated.

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      • Dear Friend, a connection with our creator can totally happen outside the context of organized religion. However, those who seek him will find him. Keep questioning, searching, and ask the Lord to reveal himself to you. May peace be with you, Amen.

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        • colonialist says:

          Interestingly, I find that this little reminder of mortality has not really resulted in a rush to have any spiritual connection happen. I also find the concept of existence as a means to offer praise to a narcissistic ‘creator’ somewhat demeaning to that ‘creator’, and would reason that the meaning and purpose of all life goes much further than that. Nevertheless, I thank you for your interest and concern.

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  2. de Wets Wild says:

    Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery!

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  3. Kathleen says:

    Get well soon Col!

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  4. Debra says:

    It’s a great design to have two kidneys so that one can be spared, if absolutely necessary. Wish we could say that about all of our organs! Wishing you a complete recovery and renewed strength and a return to your former activities! You have a good attitude, and that’s an encouragement to us all, Leslie.

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  5. Widdershins says:

    Thank goodness we come with spares. 🙂 … nice to hear you’re on the mend. 🙂

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  6. That’s true, two days after whipping out my stomach, they had me up and walking, no argument, “Up! Walk!” Best thing to do, glad they stood over me!
    I was thinking of getting some kidneys to have sautéed, for breakfast tomorrow,; rather partial to sautéed kidneys and bacon,.
    Think I’;ll give it a miss; never know what they’re like to sell in the shops these days.

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  7. RuthBH2Day says:

    hope you feel really good, really soon.

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  8. Calmgrove says:

    Heartfelt wishes for a full recovery, Leslie, but take it easy for the moment–speaking selfishly, I don’t relish long absences on this blog!

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  9. Sue W says:

    Loved your rhyme, and the way you remain chirpy throughout. Don’t try to do too much, your inners need to heal. 🙂

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  10. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    SO pleased to read that it’s out and that you’re feeling chipper enough to entertain us with rhyme! Big brother Paul was also in hospital last week with viral pneumonia, have a photo of him, not breathing too well, but still smiling! He also recovered quickly and is quite his usual self again.

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  11. Just pretend that you donated one kidney to someone who needed it. So now you are brave, kind and generous, which I’m sure you are anyway.

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  12. nicolaavery says:

    Shall I send some kidney beans, perhaps you could stuff one in – get well soon X

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  13. Tom says:

    Good to see you’re on the up, Col!

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  14. Los daardie blare vir ‘n ander dag en rus en word eers beter!

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  15. Love the illustration – and that you’re up doing chores again (and happily, no doubt)

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  16. Sterkte… pas jouself mooi op!

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  17. No kidding, Col? 😳Good job you have a spare. You’d better take good care of it too. 🤗 I can’t believe how soon you were sent packing from your hospital bed, but I’m sure you’re glad to be home again. After all, those leaves aren’t going to jump out of the pool of their own volition.

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  18. disperser says:

    Was all the nasty
    removed hastily
    or is something dastardly
    still acting bastardly?

    And yes, these days they get you out as quickly as possible which – per my view – is a good thing.

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  19. granny1947 says:

    Not a nice thing to be going through.
    Still, one kidney better than none.
    Your sense of humour will carry you through.
    Sending you positive vibes.

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  20. Oh dear, I thought you might need an operation for something rather scary when I read your earlier posts. I hope you are recovering well.

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