Monthly Archives: September 2013

Dialysis Blog – Dialyspa

Update: 10/11/13:  Dialyspa is having a tailgate party on Sunday, October 13, 2013!  See their Facebook page for more information.  Gee, can you imagine if your dialysis center did things like this?! Here’s a good dialysis-related blog from Dialyspa.    … Continue reading

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Four weeks down..Two to go.

This is a great source for an experience with Home Dialysis and the everyday events of a possible transplant.

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Dialysis and DPC

I am back from Washington, DC with the Dialysis Patient Citizens protesting the cuts proposed by CMS to dialysis patients. This is what Dialysis Patient Citizens wrote about the DPC gathering in DC last week.  It summarizes it so very … Continue reading

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Tangy Baked Fish

Great place for kidney friendly recipes!

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Dialysis and DC

Update 9/9/13: In DC and having a wonderful meeting with many Patient Ambassadors from Dialysis Patient Citizens. On Twitter, see #stopESRDcuts as that is why we are here. Join DPC free. Its a patient advocacy group based in DC.

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Dialysis and Tablet Computing

9/4/13:  I got a question about connecting to WiFi on a laptop or other mobile device.  To connect you need to have the WiFi service.  You can get it from an internet provider for a laptop/tablet/pad or via a WiFi … Continue reading

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Embracing My Illness…..

Originally posted on Meshia's Hope:
Learning to Embrace My Illness….. Having kidney disease has not been an easy journey and truthfully I am not sure if embrace is the right term, but I have come to accept it.  Kidney…

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Concerns of Proposed CMS Cuts to Dialysis Patients

Originally posted on Meshia's Hope:
There is an estimated 20 million Americans who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), including 400,000 individuals who are undergoing treatment for end‐stage renal disease (ESRD), or kidney failure. Most commonly caused by diabetes or high…

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Dialysis or Transplant – Which is the lessor evil/better salvation?

Originally posted on eleisawifelife:
I have been inspired to write about this difficult topic by Big D and Me’s blog post Dialysis or Transplant:  The Big Decision.  He shared his experience and really voiced our experience also. In our early…

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