Another Dialysis Blog

I’m working on an article for RenalBusiness.com 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 important that we get this issue out on the table to discuss it openly because we all have to deal with it much too often.

While I busy myself with that task, I’d like to introduce you to another blogger who writes about dialysis and does it very well.  I am very impressed with his work and encourage you to read some of his posts. He’s been on and off dialysis for 16 years and some insights I don’t.  He’s also, like me, interested in getting newcomers acquainted with the process.  His latest is about “body image” and the impact of a fistula on your self-image.  Take a look at his blog called “Big D and Me“.  I don’t think he knows about the lower and upper armbands that cover my access from DialysisArmBands.com  so I left a comment about them.

DevonTexas © 2012

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About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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