About Eric

By Eric

4 Things You Need to Know About Me (Or Not…LOL)

 

 

If you’d made it this far then you must be doing some deep diving in order to find out about this little site that I consider my passion project. And while this site is mostly focused on getting the word out about problems with the kidneys, it’s more than that to me.

 

 

To me, this is a living and breathing manifestation of thoughts that have floated around in my mind for the better part of 7 years.

 

 

I continue to ask myself, “why me”: Why did I survive a couple of near-death experiences that were and are directly attributed to poor eating, exercise, and life habits? Why did my name come up on the transplant list before what I can only assume were more worthy candidates?

 

 

The only answer that I can muster up from my heart and my topsy-turvy mind is that my impact as a survivor, advocate, and champion of kidney disease greatly outweighs my impact as a muted dead guy who could only serve as an example for people in his immediate spheres of influence once I was gone.

 

 

Now that you know why I’m here and what my site’s mission is, I’d like to talk more about some of the aspects of my life that make me who I am.

 

 

 

Ok, without further ado, I’d like to get into the 4 things you need to know (or not, lol) about me and this site.

 

 

 

Kidney CelebrationYes, I Do Have 3 Kidneys – If you follow me on social media you know that my username for a couple of the sites is (3KidneyE). Well, that’s because my name is Eric and I literally have 3 kidneys at the time of this writing.

 

You see, when I got my kidney transplant back in November of 2013, the only thing (HA, only thing) that was wrong with my existing kidneys is that they failed.

 

They didn’t have any tumors attached or anything like that, which would have made removing them more of a top priority. When the time came for me to receive my transplant, the surgeons just put the new-to-me kidney in my pelvis area. There was no need to take out the other 2 slackers (lol).

 

 

I Actually Got Turned Down for a Transplant – I love telling a long-winded version of this story but I’ll just stick to a quick synopsis in this Instance. Basically, 10 days before my eventual transplant date, my name came up on the list for a kidney and I got the call from a member of the transplant team asking me if I was ready to come in.

 

Long story short I had a cold that the team was concerned about and they ultimately decided that exposing me to the difficulties that could arise wasn’t worth risking my life (thanks guys: sarcasm). But, it all ended up working out in the end and my number was called again and that procedure had absolutely no complications are all.

 

 

I Was Required to Begin Kidney Dialysis Immediately – I remember when I got sick with what ultimately became kidney disease. I was bad about taking already prescribed meds to maintain my blood pressure, until one day my beans just quit on me. I subsequently ended up in the hospital and I was put on a prescription of hemodialysis immediately followed by 3 times a week for a minimum of 5 hours each day until I finally got transplanted.

 

 

 

I Know the Habits that Led to My Kidney Disease Are Rooted in My Childhood – I remember being a kid who learned to medicate and handle anxiety using food. I feel like maybe my parents didn’t know enough about all the bad that could come of such behavior later.

 

It just shows me that out of such tragic circumstances can come something of substance and I hope to be able to help people learn, cope, and live the best versions of their lives that they can.

 

 

 

 

Bonus Fun Fact – I love dogs. Well honestly, I just love my dog. Other dogs are cool and they all hold a special place with their respective owners, so I won’t debate that.Celebrate Kidney Disease Awareness - GetKidneyAnswers.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

And as I’m sure your pet has been there during tough times for you, my pup was very instrumental in helping me battle kidney disease, dialysis treatments, and he is helping me thrive during my post-transplant life.

 

 

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the rest of the site.

 

 

As a special thank you for visiting this page, I’d like to invite you to get some daily entries into our latest Gift Card and Cash giveaway. 

 

 

If you haven’t joined the Giveaway yet, Click Here to do so and be sure to look for the About Eric entry option, as it is relevant to this page.

 

 

Below you will find a list of 31 words. Each number corresponds with a day of the month.

 

 

Depending on what day of the month you are visiting this page, you will find a word next to that number. After finding the word, you will enter it into the About Eric Entry Option of the Giveaway form to confirm and verify that you have visited for that day.

 

 

So if today is the 5th day of the month, you will find the 5th word in the list below, and enter it in the appropriate box, which will give an even better chance of winning 1 of the multiple Gift Card and Cash prizes awarded during our giveaways.

 

 

Now before we get to the word list, take a second to check out another offer below that may be of some interest and value to you.

 

 

And if you’re already willing to help yourself financially by entering our giveaway, it only makes sense to see how the offer below can benefit you as well.

 

 

 

 
If you checked out the offer, thank you, and if you didn’t, I hope you can find value in it in the future.

 

 

Okay, now on to the word list.

 

 

Remember to do the following:

A. Find the word next to today’s date.
B. Enter that word into the About Eric section of the entry form.
C. Visit this page whenever you want daily giveaway entries.

 

 

1. Booker

(If you are visiting this page on the 1st of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

2. Tee

(If you are visiting this page on the 2nd of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

3. Washington

(If you are visiting this page on the 3rd of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

4. High

(If you are visiting this page on the 4th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

5. School

(If you are visiting this page on the 5th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Was

(If you are visiting this page on the 6th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

7. The

(If you are visiting this page on the 7th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

8. Very

(If you are visiting this page on the 8th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

9. First

(If you are visiting this page on the 9th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

10. One

(If you are visiting this page on the 10th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. That

(If you are visiting this page on the 11th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

12. Was

(If you are visiting this page on the 12th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

13. Responsible

(If you are visiting this page on the 13th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

14. For

(If you are visiting this page on the 14th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

15. Educating

(If you are visiting this page on the 15th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. Black

(If you are visiting this page on the 16th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

17. Students

(If you are visiting this page on the 17th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

18. East

(If you are visiting this page on the 18th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

19. Of

(If you are visiting this page on the 19th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

20. The

(If you are visiting this page on the 20th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21. Mississippi

(If you are visiting this page on the 21st of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

22. River

(If you are visiting this page on the 22nd of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

23. When

(If you are visiting this page on the 23rd of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

24. It

(If you are visiting this page on the 24th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

25. Opened

(If you are visiting this page on the 25th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

26. Up

(If you are visiting this page on the 26th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

27. In

(If you are visiting this page on the 27th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

28. Nineteen

(If you are visiting this page on the 28th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

29. Hundred

(If you are visiting this page on the 29th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

30. Twenty

(If you are visiting this page on the 30th of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

31. Five

(If you are visiting this page on the 31st of the month – All you have to do to gain your daily entry is type the above daily word into the About Eric entry option of the Gift Cards and Cash giveaway form to verify your visit for the day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you again for visiting. Remember to find your daily word and enter it into the About Eric entry option of the Giveaway Entry Form.

 

 

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