Category Archives: dialysis equipment

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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Dialysis and The Procedure (2)


In “Dialysis and the Procedure“, we got to the point of actually sitting the chair. Here, then, are the next steps… Once in the chair, the tech will want to take your Blood Pressure again.  (Geeze! Again?)  But this is … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the First Stick


I was on a forum posting about my fourth Anniversary and I realized I never wrote anything about my “first stick”.  So, here it is… I had advanced knowledge that I was going into dialysis for kidney failure.  I was … Continue reading

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Dialysis and a New Center


(This posting is a follow up to a previous post called “Dialysis and the Center from Hell Part 2“.  You don’t have to read it to understand this post but it’ll make more sense when you do.) When I made … Continue reading

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Dialysis New Patient Checklist


If you’re new to dialysis or are nearing the start of treatment, here are some good points to consider from the ESRD Networks.  I have added my thoughts beside each in parentheses. If there is a posting about the subject, … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Center from Hell


It seems tricky to get tied into the system at a dialysis center.  Tricky for some centers anyway.  In the case of the center I’m using now, it’s not a problem.  They are proactive.  They have a very good staff … Continue reading

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Next Generation Dialysis Chair


Great news! While I was attending the ESRD Network annual meeting, I chanced to meet a VP of a chair manufacturer and we got talking. I tried out the chair he had on display and we started generating ideas for … Continue reading

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