One bonus about kidney failure and hemodialysis is it brings your natural laziness to a new level. A long time ago a professor, Fr. David Belyea, of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, informed me that I was intelligent but lazy. Hard to argue with that. Fatigue, unrelenting fatigue, is the gift of dialysis. Of course, you get to live which is good, but you actually aren’t alive, you are a shadow. You have virtually no energy and damn near zero stamina. A solid, legitimate, certified excuse for laziness.