Unyielding Strength: Christina's Dialysis Journey
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Christina's story is a testament to resilience, strength, and the power of technology to transform lives. Her journey as a dialysis patient has been filled with ups and downs, but she has emerged as a true warrior, facing each challenge head-on. And during her struggles, the ULTRALOQ smart lock has played a crucial role in making her life easier and more secure.
At 12, Christina was diagnosed with nephritis, a kidney disease that would shape her life unexpectedly. It remained relatively dormant until she became pregnant at 22, which led to complications such as pre-eclampsia and seizures. The seizures temporarily robbed her of her eyesight, but Christina's vision was partially restored with medication. However, her high blood pressure, aggravated by the seizures, triggered her kidney disease.
After enduring five challenging years of center dialysis as a single mother, Christina received a second kidney transplant in 2016. Everything seemed to be going well for a while, and she decided to embrace life fully. She started dating Michael (now he's her husband), and together they even enjoyed camping trips.
"I decided I was going to start 'living', 'cause those 5 years I was just existing; I wasn't living," said Christina.
But life took an unexpected turn when Christina's body rejected the transplanted kidney, leading to its removal. Determined not to return to the dialysis center, Christina discovered the world of home dialysis. She began peritoneal dialysis (PD) at home, which allowed her and Michael to continue enjoying their adventures, including camping in remote locations. Michael set up solar panels for their trailer to ensure uninterrupted dialysis during their camping trips.
Just when things seemed to stabilize, Christina faced yet another obstacle. She was diagnosed with abdominal adhesion, making PD impossible. However, Christina's indomitable spirit led her to explore alternative solutions. She discovered home hemodialysis.
Christina's home hemodialysis requires her to be tied to the machine for hours. This limits her mobility and presents challenges when someone needs to access their home or when medical deliveries require signatures. That's where the ULTRALOQ smart lock comes in, proving to be a vital tool for Christina and others in similar situations.
Christina explains that for dialysis patients, especially those undergoing center dialysis, even the simplest tasks, like unlocking a door, can be physically overwhelming after a draining session. The ULTRALOQ smart lock eliminates this struggle. With a secure code, patients can easily access back home after dialysis, alleviating the strain on their weakened bodies. This small but significant convenience allows people to focus on recovery and regain strength.
For Christina, the ULTRALOQ smart lock's remote control feature has been a game-changer specifically. When medical supplies are about to be delivered during her dialysis session, she or Michael can remotely unlock the door for the delivery person. This ensures prompt and safe delivery without interrupting Christina's treatment. This feature becomes a lifeline in emergencies when timely access to medical supplies is critical.
Christina and Michael have experienced firsthand the importance of the ULTRALOQ smart lock's automatic locking feature. On several occasions, they forgot about medical shipments, only to remember when they were already out. With the remote unlocking feature, they could open the door for the delivery person, even when they were away, and have the shipment safely placed inside. This level of convenience and security brings peace of mind to both Christina and Michael.
Christina's unwavering determination to embrace life, even in health setbacks, touched the hearts of our team. We saw her as a true warrior, defying the odds and never allowing her circumstances to define her. Her strength and perseverance became a driving force for our team to continue developing products that make a positive impact on people's lives.
As Christina's story unfolded, we realized that our smart lock's impact on her life was more than just a technological convenience; it symbolized freedom, security, and the ability to navigate the world with greater ease.
Christina is not just a customer but also a source of inspiration and motivation for our team. Her vitality and unwavering spirit reminded us of the profound impact our work could have on individuals facing challenges. With Christina's story at the forefront of our minds, we are committed to creating innovative solutions that truly make a difference, one life at a time.
Their support group— LIVING!! on dialysis (private group)