Category Archives: ESRD

#Dialysis and Hope for #Kidney Patients


Update 10/5/16:  Some disappointing news via Kidney Buzz about the “wearable kidney” and it being delayed by a lack of funding.  Read it here at Kidney Buzz.  From the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Advocacy Committee program… “There is some much … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Kidney Transplant II


Here’s a YUGE development in organ transplant! NEW LIVING ORGAN DONATION COLLABORATION ANNOUNCED AT WHITE HOUSE ORGAN SUMMIT From the National Kidney Foundation website… “The White House annouced a new collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and Novartis to nationally launch the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Kidney Transplant


Okay ya’ll.  I’m going for the transplant. I signed up for the Transplant list with Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.  So, if you readers with two kidneys happen to be there….  LOL I’ll keep you informed as I venture … Continue reading

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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 DevonTexas


Someone asked recently about the stats from my blog http://www.DevonTexas.com.  I looked them up and they are quite impressive, I must say.  All-time posts, views and visitors since I started it in June 2012…  Posts = 256,  Views = 72,196,  … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Friday


      Hey all!   I really don’t have much to post about today other than Happy Friday! For those on a MWF dialysis schedule, you get two days off! For those on TTS schedule, you only have one … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Change


Change is good. Do something different!  Today!  Act on impulse.  If it is your “off day” from dialysis, go to a nearby park. go fishing, fly a kite, take a walk, drive a road off the main road that’s not your … Continue reading

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