Category Archives: dialysis equipment

Dialysis and Your Access


Here’s a GREAT brochure from AAKP (The American Association of Kidney Patients) about your dialysis access, the varieties, the pluses and minuses of each, etc.  It’s one of those “everything you wanted to know” types of publications.  I’m so thankful … Continue reading

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Dialysis Arm Bands and Clothing


I found a really clever device that I’ve been using for a couple years.  It’s simple and effective.  It’s called a Dialysis Arm Band and it covers my access, feels comfortable and spares me the embarrassment of exposing my rather … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Home Hemo


Update 11/7/13:   Here’s a post from Dialysis Patient Citizens website about setting up for Home Hemo.  Very good ideas! To read it, CLICK HERE If you’re thinking about doing home hemodialysis, this is an excellent source for information.  Mike uses … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Dream Comes True – DialySpa


Updated 12/4/13:   The Mayo Clinic announced a new center that sounds like it’s in the same direction as Dialyspa.  I’ve contacted them for more information.  CLICK HERE to read their announcement. A few months back, I was in Houston, … Continue reading

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Dialysis Blog – Dialyspa


Update: 10/11/13:  Dialyspa is having a tailgate party on Sunday, October 13, 2013!  See their Facebook page for more information.  Gee, can you imagine if your dialysis center did things like this?! Here’s a good dialysis-related blog from Dialyspa.    … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Pads


I got this inquiry the other day: “i am looking for a dialysis cushion for a chair”  So, in the For What It’s Worth Department, I have used a yoga pad and a gymnastics pad.  Here are my thought about … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Health Scare


OMG!  I usually check and double-check my links in anything I post.  This one time, I didn’t and, it didn’t work.  My sincere apologies! BTW… Y’all need to tell me if a link doesn’t work! Please! Here’s a fascinating video … Continue reading

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