Dialysis and The First Months

calendarThe original link I refer to in this post isn’t active any more.  I’m sorry for that.  It was a good document and very helpful to me.  However, I went in search of it on the NKF website and found this link that might be even better.  It’s called “The Kidney School”.  Give it a try.  I’ll remove the link below that didn’t work.


I came across this pamphlet called “A New Normal”  from the National Kidney Foundation that is especially relevant to dialysis patients in the first couple months.  There’s a lot of really good information in it.  Even if you’ve been a dialysis patient for a while, you’ll find it informative.

You can CLICK HERE to read it.

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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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2 Responses to Dialysis and The First Months

  1. Sara says:

    Wasn’t able to view the download. . .

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