Category Archives: dialysis equipment

Dialysis and Sticking Yourself


(Scroll down for updates) Here’s a video from http://www.BillPeckham.com via the Renal Fellow Network about how to stick yourself (Self-cannulation) for home dialysis using the “button-hole technique”. Bill Peckham has been on dialysis since 1990 (before my sons were born!) … Continue reading

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Dialysis and “Medicare Says”


I know you will appreciate this recent experience I had with “Medicare says…”   That seemed to be the answer to every question I had or suggestion I offered to the staff at my center.  If you read my post, this  experience … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Opening Day


Update 11/27/12: I spoke with the Facility Manager yesterday.  I have revised the posting to reflect our conversation. Exactly a week ago, last Monday 11/19/12, Davita opened a new clinic and that was the first day.  Opening Day Disaster?  Absolutely. … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Procedure (3)


Update 3/30/13:  I fixed a link to the Social Networking post.  Sorry for the inconvenience of it not working, This is part three of the three part series.  The first part is “Dialysis and the Procedure”  Okay, so you’ve managed … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Necessities


Update 9/15/12: I am re-posting this while I work on my next posting, the third (and final) in the series about “Dialysis and the Procedure” that describes the dialysis treatment cycle.  Also, if you are reading for pleasure today, visit … Continue reading

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Dialysis and more Dreams


This is a follow up to the previous post, “Dialysis and Dreaming” wherein I wrote about my dreams for an ideal center and pointed to Dialyspa as an example of a step in the right direction. When I went for … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Dreaming


Update: 9/6/12: I am writing a follow up to this piece and expanding on the ideas in this post.  Watch this space! I hope to be finished today.  While seated in my chair, one arm tethered to a machine and … Continue reading

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