I am sat in the renal outpatients waiting room with Gloria. This is our first visit of 2019 but it is not our first visit. We have been here many times before.
Gloria has been attending renal clinic since she was 14 years old. This year she will be 33. She has an outstanding appointment, one that never gets cancelled, one that she must always attend.
Gloria’s kidney is called Kacey. Kacey has been with her since 2007 and her function is good. The thing about today, it’s just a normal Tuesday for us. But every time I’m here, I always think this; it’s a strange thing, knowing that the person you love is going to need someone to die or offer a kidney so that she can live a longer life. But that’s the truth of the matter.
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