The last couple of weeks zoomed past in a whirlwind. Besides a packed work schedule, the Mrs and I also had to shuttle to the hospital almost daily to visit my MIL.

My MIL is a kidney transplant patient and after almost two decades, the transplanted kidney is past its use-by date. She was admitted to hospital and had to undergo a few rounds of dialysis before she could be discharged.

Here’s some observations/lessons gleaned from this episode:

1. Prevention > Early Detection > Late Intervention

I did not know much about kidney failure until very recently.

Apparently, the two main causes of kidney failure are diabetes and unchecked high blood pressure. My MIL falls in the latter category.

She was on medication for high blood pressure more than two decades ago. However, she often lapsed on her dosage as she didn’t want to be dependent on medication for the …