Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dialysis and Health Scare


OMG!  I usually check and double-check my links in anything I post.  This one time, I didn’t and, it didn’t work.  My sincere apologies! BTW… Y’all need to tell me if a link doesn’t work! Please! Here’s a fascinating video … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Emotions


Okay I’m speaking from the heart this time.    I am going to use a word I really don’t like to use so you can rest assured I mean all this with every fiber of my soul. I hate dialysis! … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Pushing the Envelope


From Bill Peckham’s site “Dialysis From the Sharp End of the Needle” It’s Friday, so I’m putting aside politics today and doing something completely different. But if you want something REALLY different, check this out… Can you imagine rafting through … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Medicare/CMS Cuts


  Update 7/18/14: I came across this post and thought I should update it. The proposed cuts got kicked down the road to 2015 when they will be phased in.    That’s not the end, however.  The dialysis community will … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Adjustment


I found a great article at Davita.com that talks about “Adjusting to Life on Dialysis” It gets right to the point and gives some very practical things you should do.  Even for patients who’ve been on dialysis for a while, … Continue reading

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Dialysis and YOU!


I wrote several posts this week about calling and emailing your Representative and Senators from your state.   The idea is to apply pressure to them so that they apply pressure to Medicare/CMS and these proposed cuts go away while … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Further Action


If you didn’t already read them, this post is a follow up to previous posts about the topic of Medicare (CMS) arbitrarily cutting payments to providers my an effective rate of 9.4 percent.  This may seem small but it will … Continue reading

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