Dialysis and Thoughts


I really appreciate it when readers go through many of my posts as happened yesterday.  WordPress.com does a great job of tracking which posts are accessed each day and how many times.  For example, there were 77 views yesterday.  Most of them were the cover page and my posting about Dialysis and Obamacare.  But about 25 were individual posts on a range of topics.  When readers are viewing all those assorted posts, I know they are reading up on the topic of dialysis and that’s very satisfying.  That’s why I started this blog — to inform and educate — and seeing this makes me believe I’m achieving the goal.

WordPress also shows me the inquiries or search terms that lead reads to the blog site.  Based on that, I see there’s a lot of interest in ObamaCare and how it may impact on dialysis patients.  I’ll be writing more about this as I come across the information. I watch how people are getting to the site based on their searches.  It gives me ideas for topics that will interest me readers.  Believe it or not, diarrhea is a pretty common search term and seeing that gave me the motivation to write about Dialysis and Diarrhea.

I have written nearly 100 posts that touch on almost every aspect of dialysis and sharing my experience on the topic.  I know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by the fact that you are entering the dialysis world and know so little about it.  I was there.  I was at the mercy of the techs, the nurses, the doctors, the dietitians, and the social workers.  I didn’t know enough to know what was going on most of the time.  I just held on for dear life and hoped for the best.  I survived it but I learned from it and I’m passing that along with my blog.

I’ve had nearly twelve thousand views since I started.  That’s a lot of views!  Thank you to those who visited.  I appreciate it.  That number keeps increasing every day and it seems to be rising faster with each month.  I’m encouraged by those numbers and the comments you’ve written telling me you are getting some benefit from this blog.

That’s it.  I just wanted to share some thoughts.  I’m glad I can offer some resources to others about dialysis.  It’s a crazy world sometimes and it’s comforting to know were not alone.  If there’s something you would like me to write about, let me know.  I’m happy to oblige.

DevonTexas © 2013

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 www.DevonTexas.com 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. https://legacytales.wordpress.com/ Enjoy.
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1 Response to Dialysis and Thoughts

  1. rebecca2000 says:

    It does tell you a lot. 🙂

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