Here are some very simple, straight-forward thoughts on dialysis that I’d like to pass along from another blogger. Enjoy.

Surviving Healthcare At The UHN

The truth is dialysis is not a death sentence.

The truth is dialysis is not a stopgap temporary treatment until one gets a kidney. Even people who get a kidney can end back up on dialysis,so think of transplants as a stopgap temporary treatment between dialysis

The truth is no one modality is better than the others. Sometimes one modality suits a patient better than another…and some modalities are unsuitable for others. Some times people need to switch modalities. That doesn’t mean any one is better or not,just that everybody is different and so are their treatments… the modality a person is on is the modality of dialysis that saves that person’s life,regardless of anybody’s opinion of the modality.

The truth about dialysis is there is no one foolproof access point and not everybody qualifies for every type. Every type of access can get clogged up or infected.No type of access is clot-proof or 100%…

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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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