Love Your Kidney

I attended an intimate event last night and met a young adult (her mom said he’s just 21 years old) who has recently undergone a kidney transplant. I was shocked to hear about it. I mean, he’s so young and yet he’s already had such a traumatic experience. Blaming anybody is futile at this point. The damage has been done and the emotional and financial burden on the patient and his family will surely linger for a very long time.

It was so short a meeting but it left me thinking about my own health. The health of my kidney, that is. The past months, I’ve been eating a lot of junk food. I’m also fond of eating salty and fatty food which are the main kidney destroyers. Ouch. I need to cut my intake of those tempting food.

Now I’m starting to feel guilty. It’s a good thing I’m a serious water drinker. I love my water. I make sure to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. You know, the recommended volume for good health. I hope I’m doing enough. I can’t imagine looking for a kidney donor at this time when I’m about to marry and have my own family.

Right now, all I can say is, let’s love our kidney! ­čÖé

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