Category Archives: dry weight

Dialysis and Cramping updated


Cramping isn’t good!  CRAMPING IS BAD! (update 6/26/16: See the comments for more thoughts about cramping) Aside from the fact that it is excruciatingly painful, it is an indication that something is wrong during dialysis.  Too much fluid is being … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Weight Loss – Part Three


Update 5/4/16: I reached the 100 pound achievement!  Now, for 50 more.  Wish me luck and it looks like I might make it there.  I’m optimistic t this point.  When I get a chance, I’ll post before and after photos. … 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 – Great resources for information


Update 9/18/14:  Sorry I haven’t updated this in a while.  However, I wanted you to know about the Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center website.  Lots of great information.  And use the search button on this website.  I’ve probably written … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Disaster Planning (2013-2014)


Update 12/08/13:  It’s winter and there are several events that may impact on your ability to get to a center.  For us, in Texas, it’s ice.  We had an ice storm this week and fortunately I was able to get … Continue reading

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What Was I Drinking…er…Thinking


Originally posted on Bob Northam:
Bob Here. So this dialysis patient goes into a bar and orders a beer, right? The bartender says, “That’ll be eight dollars. You know,” he continues, “we don’t get many dialysis patients in here.” The…

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Dialysis and Adjustment


I found a great article at Davita.com that talks about “Adjusting to Life on Dialysis” It gets right to the point and gives some very practical things you should do.  Even for patients who’ve been on dialysis for a while, … Continue reading

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