Dialysis or Transplant – Guest Blog

I came across a wonderful blog the other day where a dialysis patient with a foot in both both worlds offers his experience and perspective on Dialysis and Kidney Transplant.

This is a particularly poignant tale because it involves a wife giving her kidney to her reluctant husband and how that went sour when his body rejected it.  He describes his journey along the rough road of dialysis, transplant, and rejection and repeating it again.  He offers some very good insight. Transplant is not a panacea but has it’s advantages.  His blog is “BigDandMe” and this posting is titled “Dialysis or Transplant: the Big Decision”.  I highly recommend it.

I also came across this blog post that arose from a wife/caregiver reading the above mentioned post.  You might like to read, “Dialysis or Transplant” also.

© 2012 DevonTexas

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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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