Category Archives: CKD

Dialysis and Medications


Hey y’all… I came across this article from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and thought it might be helpful to those wondering about the effect of medications on your kidneys. Some can be harmful to your kidneys. Caution, however. If … Continue reading

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Dialysis and sausage


Since it’s a holiday weekend (Memorial Day 2016), some of us may have a moment to cook something containing elements that are good for us as we try to avoid things we shouldn’t eat.  Breakfast seems to be a time we especially … Continue reading

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In Washington DC


For the fourth or fifth year, I’m in DC to lobby Congress on behalf of Dialysis patients as a member and Patient Ambassador with DPC (Dialysis Patient Citizens). You can help by calling or emailing your Representative and Senators and tell … Continue reading

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Because I Said I Would


Recently I heard Alex Sheen, the founder of “Because I Said I Would” speak about his program to make the world a better place.   Well, I took that to heart and one suggestion is that we should write our promise … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Weight Loss – Part Two


Part Two There are three options:  Lapband, the “sleeve”, and “gastric bypass”.  Each has its benefits and drawbacks.  How did I do it?   I had bariatric surgery for the Lapband.  The major plus for me and why I chose … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Weight Loss – Part One


Okay, it’s it a new year and time for the resolutions and followup.   Many of us will resolve to reduce our weight.   In September of 2014, I did.  As of 1 January 2016, I’m 92.5 pounds reduced (not … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Kidney-friendly Snacks


1/15/16 Update – I saw a post on FaceBook that offered a free sample (just pay shipping) from Vida-Fuel.  I would highly recommend you try these snacks! Go to their WebSite to see the offer Hey everyone!  Sorry for the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Patient Responsibilies


Each month a new educational topic is available for Texas ESRD patients. May’s topic is “Learn About Patient’s Responsibilities“. These materials can be located on the Network 14 website by CLICKING HERE.  It is also available in Spanish by CLICKING … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Kidney Talk


  The Renal Support Network has a great resource called, “Kidney Talk”.  From their website… KidneyTalk is an online bi-weekly, half-hour radio talk show featuring RSN Founder & President Lori Hartwell. All shows (over 200 of them!) are available 24hrs … Continue reading

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Dialysis, ESRD and EEOC


Update 10/19/14:  Recently the EEOC had to sue an employer for discriminating against a patient with ESRD.  It was successful.  READ about it HERE Back a couple years ago, I had to sue my employer through the EEOC  (Equal Employment … Continue reading

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