Dialysis and Adjustment

adjustmentI 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, this in very relevant.

Davita.com is also a wonderful resource for Diet considerations.  They have menu planners and recipes that make cooking kidney-friendly meal a wiz!  Take a look at their page on “Kidney Diet Tips“.  I’ll be posting soon about “Dialysis and Diet” but I wanted to include this since I was already referencing their site.

I wrote a while back about “Dialysis and Acceptance” which is more philosophical about adjusting to life on dialysis but the article from Davita is an excellent resource for specific things you can do to adjust to life on dialysis.  Take a look and

Enjoy!

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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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