#Dialysis and Social Media

NKF !My friend, Jim Myers, was a guest of the National Kidney Foundation and their Advocacy in Action Blog on the topic: “Why We Need to Be Active on Social Media”.   He makes some very good points about the effective use of social media to advance several aspects of kidney disease.  You can read his post here.

By the way, sign up for the newsletters from the The National Kidney Fund.   There’s a sign-up box near the bottom of the screen, on the right.   Just below that you also can sign-up for various other newsletters or CLICK on THIS.

No group does more for kidney patients of all types (CKD, ESRD, Transplant, etc.) than the National Kidney Foundation.  Their annual walks raise money and, more importantly, raise awareness.  They also host annual informational meetings in several metropolitan areas in the spring and early summer months.

Visit the NKF website and take a look around.  Remember, the more informed you are, the better you are.  Dealing with kidney disease is not easy when you don’t understand what’s going on.

© 2016 DevonTexas

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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2 Responses to #Dialysis and Social Media

  1. Reblogged this on kidneystoriesblog and commented:
    Thanks, Devon!

  2. Devin, thank you so much for the mention and reference. We continue to advocate for our fellow kidney patients!

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