Dialysis and Happy Holidays!

Happy HolidaysIt’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.

It’s not always easy to get up three days a week for in-center dialysis or to get connected for in-home hemo and PD.  Sometimes we just want to do something else.  But we made it to another milestone and we can look forward to another year while putting one behind us.  I hope you have a wonderful, safe Holiday Season!

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 could be hooked up to a machine that would clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I went to a dialysis center and had too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passed through a process where it was cleaned and the fluid was removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. In November 2017, I received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. My life went into overdrive. With a "new" functioning kidney, I no longer had to go to a dialysis center and my days were not open to be lived rather than recovering from dialysis which meant dialyzing for three days and resting for 4 days a week. I work full-time and often 50 hours per week. It is something I never imagined. I highly recommend it! HeeHee I want to advance knowledge about dialysis and transplant so that others 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 in www.DevonTexas.com 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. I also blog in LegacyTales in WordPress if you are interested in the ramblings of a Old Man. Give a peek and let me know what you think. https://legacytales.wordpress.com/ Enjoy.
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6 Responses to Dialysis and Happy Holidays!

  1. Linda says:

    Wishing you and all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

  2. stela720 says:

    Hope 2014 is better for everybody

  3. Tess McNally says:

    Oh, I am soo happy to find your blog, Devon, and now Bob Bard. I have been struggling with the confusion of having Stage 4 kidney disease, gfr 15, and having had a fistula put in my arm in January, 2014. I don’t know when I will need dialysis, or how healthy or unhealthy I am currently. I have another issue of having been a smoker until 7 months ago, partially due to my Doctor/s insistence that I be smoke free. But as of 2 days ago I again picked up due to a lot of stressors. (I don’t know if that disqualifies me from being on the transplant list?) Anyhow, I am very grateful to find this site to get more information from ppl who have experienced hemodialysis.
    God bless you for this blog

    • DevonTexas says:

      I should explain the “Bob Bard” but I’m not sure how that because associated with my “About” page. Perhaps I can fix that. I’ll try.
      I’m really glad you are happy with the blog. The fact that you find useful information makes me happy!

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