Monthly Archives: September 2012

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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Success! first one anyway…


Success.  I’ll savor the word for a moment.  It’s a small but significant one.  As I wrote in “Dialysis and Your Job“,  I filed charges with the EEOC against my former employer.  That’s the first step and that was over … Continue reading

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Dialysis and more Dreams


This is a follow up to the previous post, “Dialysis and Dreaming” wherein I wrote about my dreams for an ideal center and pointed to Dialyspa as an example of a step in the right direction. When I went for … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Dreaming


Update: 9/6/12: I am writing a follow up to this piece and expanding on the ideas in this post.  Watch this space! I hope to be finished today.  While seated in my chair, one arm tethered to a machine and … Continue reading

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Dialysis and The Procedure (2)


In “Dialysis and the Procedure“, we got to the point of actually sitting the chair. Here, then, are the next steps… Once in the chair, the tech will want to take your Blood Pressure again.  (Geeze! Again?)  But this is … Continue reading

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