Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dialysis and 2013

A Retrospective of the blogsite DevonTexas for 2013.  Thanks to all my readers for making this blog a success!  Now… The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2013. … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Sad and Tragic Week – Here Are 10 Songs About Death and Loss Helping Me Through

As #Dialysis patients, we often have to deal with the reality of death. I thought this post by “I’m Still a Kid” might help with that issue.” I’m reluctant to post this between holidays but death often comes at the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Happy Holidays!

It’s Christmas morning and soon it will be New Years Eve.  It’s hard to imagine that 2013 went so very fast.  I’m thankful for your visits here and your comments that expand our understanding of the patient experience with dialysis. … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Information

This page was sent to me by the American Kidney Fund.  I though it was a very good resource and wanted to pass it along to you.  CLICK HERE to read it.

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Dialysis and ObamaCare (more)

A really nice piece from the Renal Support Network (Dang but they do support!) relating a personal experience with the spider’s web of insurance and ObamaCare titled, “Before and After ObamaCare”.  To read it, CLICK HERE. And thanks to all … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Disaster Planning (2013-2014)

Update 12/08/13:  It’s winter and there are several events that may impact on your ability to get to a center.  For us, in Texas, it’s ice.  We had an ice storm this week and fortunately I was able to get … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Holidays

(I originally posted this last year and, like Christmas, it’s that time of year again! Enjoy!) ‘Tis the season to be eating! At every turn, we’ll be faced with the questions like, “What can I eat?” and “What can I … Continue reading

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Dialysis and CMS Cuts (Update 12/3)

The Final CMS decision about the cuts to dialysis providers is out and Dialysis Patient Citizens has posted about it. To see what DPC wrote about the decision CLICK HERE. To join DPC click on their Home Page and then … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Journal

I came across a delightful Journal being written by a dialysis patient: William J. Gibson of Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada (He write a beautiful description of his home area).  But, even though he’s a few hundred miles from most of us, he’s connected … Continue reading

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