Dialysis Insomnia

GoodnewsHey all! Good News!  I posted an update to my previous article about “Dialysis and Insomnia”.  I want to get this message out to everyone because a large percentage of dialysis patients also have insomnia.  (If there are some researchers out there looking for a topic, this is a good one!).

I want to apologize for not being on my blog lately.  My friends with kidney disease certainly understand the predicament of coming home after dialysis and lack energy for much more than survival.  I added a workout at the fitness center to my “off” days and so I’ve been busy in a good way.  Also, I had my home PC monitor go out and it took me a while to find a replacement I could afford.   Anyway, it’s not a problem now and I hope to be back online more often with more topics.  In fact, my recent decision to get myself back in shape will probably be another topic soon.  I’d like to tell you about it.

Finally, I am heading to Washington, DC again this year!  Thanks to Dialysis Patient Citizens and I will be posting about it and tweeting (@DevonTexas) my trip.  Follow me on Twitter and add #WKD2015 to your hashtag search.  Many of us will be using that hashtag during World Kidney Day visits to Congress.

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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