Monthly Archives: July 2012

Excellent post. Wonderful to read. Sorry you had to suffer under that upbringing. It was unfair. I hope your daughter appreciates how much you care.

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My Rights as a Blogger (updated) (again)

Update: 8/7/12  The posting of my material that was copied from here on I hate about “Dialysis and the Money” has been removed.  “Team IHateDialysis” said in an email that they removed the posting.  Thank you.  Update: I’m going to leave … Continue reading

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Hot Summer Day

You know, it’s funny.  I don’t recall as a kid how we got through these hot, summer days.  I don’t recall it ever being hot really.  We just didn’t think about it.  I don’t recall the misery of the heat, … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Thankfulness (Updated again)

Another Update: I’m working on the disaster planning post but, dang, it’s really complicated!  I figured to have it done this morning but it’s going to take longer.  Bear with me and watch this space!  Update:  I don’t have much time … Continue reading

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Dialysis and a New Center

(This posting is a follow up to a previous post called “Dialysis and the Center from Hell Part 2“.  You don’t have to read it to understand this post but it’ll make more sense when you do.) When I made … Continue reading

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The High Dive

When I made the decision to change centers (as chronicled  in “Dialysis and the New Center“) it was both final and somewhat impulsive.  I finally got pissed off enough that I was willing to make the dive. And the “diving” metaphor is … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Money

If you’re in the first couple years of dialysis and your medical expenses are covered by private insurance, you need to know this:  You are the Golden Ticket to a dialysis center! After 33 months on dialysis, you automatically convert … Continue reading

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No blogs this week (updated)

See the update below… You’ll have to excuse me.  I’m not planning to blog for most of this week.  I am going to dialysis on first shift to fill in for another patient on vacation and I’m researching for some … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Center from Hell – Part 2

Here was a typical day at the Center from Hell… I would leave work about 2:30 to get to the center by 3:00.  The regular third shift starting time was supposed to be 4:00 but the tech (Krystal) I usually … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Initial Shock

Here is the text of a post I made shortly after I started dialysis.   It was written in September, 2008 about a month after I started.  It’s a stark reminder of how overwhelming it is to begin dialysis… lest … Continue reading

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