April 7, 2009
My name is Mary. I first would like to say hello. I would like to share my testimony with you and pray that it helps and encourages you. I am a dialysis patient. I started dialysis in July 1982. I am 46 years old. I have seen many come and go, and the Lord has blessed me these many years to be here through much suffering and pain.
I believe it was all to help somebody. I often say you might not need anybody right now but keep living and you will. I have had good doctors who took the time to talk to me and not at me concerning my health. I thank God for them. I have used all treatments available to me. I also had one kidney transplant which lasted only nine months.
I am back at home now and my daughter is my nurse. There are days when you get to a place where you say "Should I continue?" and the Lord always gives me the strength to carry on. I thank God for my church, family and friends, and my mom. They help to keep me going. I just wanted to share this with someone who might be at the point to give up, don''t. This too shall pass. It will get better as time goes by. Jesus loves you and he cares.
Mary Trimble, Columbus