Category Archives: fluid control

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 Fluid Control (updated 5/4/16)


  Update: 5/4/16:  Well, well, well.  It’s certainly been a long time since I posted about this.  It’s a few years later (time flies when you’re having kidney failure, doesn’t it?) and fluid control isn’t the problem for me as … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Weight Loss – Part Two


Part Two There are three options:  Lapband, the “sleeve”, and “gastric bypass”.  Each has its benefits and drawbacks.  How did I do it?   I had bariatric surgery for the Lapband.  The major plus for me and why I chose … 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 and kidney Diet Updated 6/2015


6-20-15: Revised to delete the link to a site no longer available. Don’t worry.  I’ll find more!  LOL Okay, I’ve written about “Dialysis and Phosphorus” and, eventually, “Dialysis and Potassium”  (Sorry, I haven’t written it yet.  I didn’t realize that until … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Bone Disease


From the DPC Education Center comes a conference call on Bone and Mineral Disease. Why is this important or relevant to dialysis patients?  Well, that pesky phosphorus (See Dialysis and Phosphorus Control) leaches calcium from your bones and replaces it with … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Recipes


(Updated: 12/11/14) This is the “cooking season” and a question I often get from kidney patients is, “What can I eat?”.  We’re often told what we can’t eat but rarely what we can.  Here’s a link to the Davita Recipes which … Continue reading

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