Put on a happy face!
Adrenaline is a lifesaver. Well I’m not sure that is medically what has kept me going, but it sounds good. I have been putting on a happy face in public for 4 years. My wife gets the ugly, tired, pissy me. God love her!
Owning a small business and trying to build it while dealing with Stage 5 renal failure due to PKD is/has been a challenge. Trying to build the business, get customers, keep customers happy, deal with employees, pay the bills and not have my wife/business partner choke me out and feel like shit the whole time can be exhausting. And as I discovered, PKD causes depression, memory loss, and confusion. I knew I was nuts, now I have medical proof! I lived very much by the “ never let them see you sweat!”