Here are some interesting spoken blogs on BlogTalk Radio from Dialysis Advocates…
This particular episode deals with How to Ask For What You Want as a dialysis patient. John Rider, the guest speaker, has decades of experience in this matter. You can listen to it by CLICKING HERE.
Also, here’s a broadcast of a discussion with Dr. Robert Bear who’s been an advocate of Patient-Centered Care (PCC) for many years. I’ve met him several times, listened to his presentations, and spoken with him about PCC. Dr. Bear is that ideal physician that you would love to have treating you. This is a chance to hear about PCC and Patient Engagement from the expert and how it impacts on dialysis patients. CLICK HERE to listen.
For other broadcasts about dialysis on Blog Talk Raio CLICK HERE
I hope you find this helpful.
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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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/
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