Lessons from an uncle with End Stage Renal Failure
In this episode, Candice briefly shares lessons she learned from an uncle who recently passed away. All three lessons came from the way he lived his life and the way the Suburban Girl JA wished he didn't.
This podcast episode was recorded after the realisation that it's World Kidney Day. Uncle died from complications with the kidney. So what better way than to pay tribute from the perspective of the Suburban Girl JA?
After a quick recording and post production, it was realised that more context is needed. So here goes.
My lovely uncle was diagnosed with kidney issues a few years ago. He also had diabetes. He stopped taking his medication and sought help strictly from a herbalist. That decision led to the gradual decay or his kidneys. In the end, he passed away when the family wasn't prepared in any way to see him go.
Since his departure, it's been difficult to traverse life. It still feels unreal, even. Because I except him to call and say "sis". I expect him to come to the house on a random weekend. I expect him to come on a public holiday.
The brief discussion was done unguided so you will hear the realness in the pauses, the sighs, the cracks in the voice and the random dog barking in the background.
Take heed, though.
Live well and learn from the lessons shared.
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