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!

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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 could be hooked up to a machine that would clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I went to a dialysis center and had too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passed through a process where it was cleaned and the fluid was removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. In November 2017, I received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. My life went into overdrive. With a "new" functioning kidney, I no longer had to go to a dialysis center and my days were not open to be lived rather than recovering from dialysis which meant dialyzing for three days and resting for 4 days a week. I work full-time and often 50 hours per week. It is something I never imagined. I highly recommend it! HeeHee I want to advance knowledge about dialysis and transplant so that others 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 in 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. I also blog in LegacyTales in WordPress if you are interested in the ramblings of a Old Man. Give a peek and let me know what you think. Enjoy.
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3 Responses to Promises, Promises!

  1. George Brown says:

    I used to have the same problem with fluid control when I was in center. Since Ive been on home hemo for 1 year now, I usually take off a max of 1.5 to 2.0. after a day off. (i do home hemo 5 days a week – never off 2 days in a row). Home hemo is the best and I really don’t monitor fluid intake like I had to in Center. Sometimes if I get really stupid, I may have to take of 3.0.

  2. Thank You! not sure about blogging, i am only on fb but i see info about logging in, i read your post on depression, hit home…big time, would like to follow you and your blogging…Thanks 🙂

    • DevonTexas says:

      There should be a “follow” button on the blog and by clicking that you’ll be notified when I post a new blog. I will add your email to my list and you’ll be notified by email when I blog, too. I’m glad you’re getting something from my posts. Thank you for reading it.

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