Update 9/18/14: Sorry I haven’t updated this in a while. However, I wanted you to know about the Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center website. Lots of great information. And use the search button on this website. I’ve probably written about it.
Update 1/3/13: I found this great resource from ESRD Network 15. Good for New Patients. Especially good video about fluid control. http://www.esrdnet15.org/treatmnt.htm#fluid
This link will take you to the section on Fluid Contrl but scroll up for more stuff. Network 15 did a great job with this!
Update 10/16/12: Kidney Diet Blog. Found this good source for recipes and foods that will help with CKD and ESRD. http://www.renaldiethq.com/
Update 9/13/12: Kidney Newsletter. Sign up to get this from the National Kidney Foundation. http://www.kidney.org/patients/kidneyliving/index.cfm
Update 9/9/12: Working on Part Three of the “Dialysis and the Procedure”. Should be done today. Watch this space. And thank you to all my readers. I really appreciate the kind notes!
These are some of the topics I’m working on…
#Dialysis and Blood Saturation measure
#Dialysis and Disaster
#Dialysis and Infection Control
#Dialysis and When Things Go Wrong
#Dialysis and Blogging
I found this site a while back (should have been there ages ago!) and it’s got some great resources for information about a wide range of kidney issues. The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) has a page of brochures you can read and download. https://www.aakp.org/education/resourcelibrary.html
While I am working on some more posts, take a look and read up. Make a point of bookmarking this page and the AAKP site.
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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
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Devon I would just like to ask you something about your blog. I’m having such trouble with people commenting, apparantly they need a password to comment, are you having the same problem? This is a new thing on my blog, I have looked everywhere for that setting but cannot find it? It’s really very frustrating.
I sent you an email about this. I think that’s the solution. Let me know if otherwise.
Thanks for adding my blog to your list – I appreciate your positive feedback! I am working hard on the “pre-dialysis” side of things!
Thank you, too! And I will add you to my Resource page because controlling your intake is very important to CKD and ESRD.