Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dialysis and ADA

I came across this article about a kidney patient in Florida who is  suing his former employer for terminating him off shortly after he announced his kidney problems.  They claimed it was a reduction in force but he points out … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Food Stamps

Digital Journal had an news item from Warner-Robbins, Georgia about a woman awaiting a kidney transplant and her humiliating experience using her  food stamps debit card at a local Kroger.  She got into an argument with a cashier about some items … Continue reading

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Dialysis and THANK YOU!

Yesterday, Sept 26, 2012 was the greatest number of viewers on one day since I started this blog and, obviously, that wouldn’t have been possible without you.  So, thank you for reading my blog. I like to think I’m helping … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Disability

October is Disability Employment Month… just in case you wanted to know that minor fact!  LOL I did a double-take when I read this: “They may need education on the long-term negative effects of taking disability on patients’ health and well-being.” … Continue reading

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Dialysis “Zombies”

In my previous post about “Patient-Centered Care“, I wrote about being a kidney (CKD) patient for nearly a decade before I went on dialysis and how little I was informed about my condition and it’s inevitable end as ESRD.  In … Continue reading

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Promises, Promises!

I promise tomorrow to release my post about Patient-Centered Care! You’ll love it. It’ll be worth the wait. In the meantime, my latest blog is about “Fluid Control“…. yes, again!  It’s a problem and always will be for me! DevonTexas … Continue reading

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Another Dialysis Blog

I’m working on an article for about my most “unfavorite” topic, Depression.  I’ll let you know when it gets published. It’s almost funny that I should be asked to write about depression because I barely survived it but it’s … Continue reading

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Dialysis and your Job (Part 2)

Update: 9/16/12: A reader asked, “Can a person on Dialysis be laid off?” Here’s the answer: Yes.  However, if you are like me and were included in a “layoff” as I was, that doesn’t mean it was legal or just. … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Procedure (3)

Update 3/30/13:  I fixed a link to the Social Networking post.  Sorry for the inconvenience of it not working, This is part three of the three part series.  The first part is “Dialysis and the Procedure”  Okay, so you’ve managed … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Necessities

Update 9/15/12: I am re-posting this while I work on my next posting, the third (and final) in the series about “Dialysis and the Procedure” that describes the dialysis treatment cycle.  Also, if you are reading for pleasure today, visit … Continue reading

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