Category Archives: Home dialysis

Dialysis and Treatment Options


Recently a fellow patient asked me what treatment options were available to dialysis patients.  I stuttered a bit and named the ones that came to mind: In-center dialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Home Hemodialysis, and NxStage.  These may be correct but that’s about … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Patient Responsibilies


Each month a new educational topic is available for Texas ESRD patients. May’s topic is “Learn About Patient’s Responsibilities“. These materials can be located on the Network 14 website by CLICKING HERE.  It is also available in Spanish by CLICKING … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Your Access


Here’s a GREAT brochure from AAKP (The American Association of Kidney Patients) about your dialysis access, the varieties, the pluses and minuses of each, etc.  It’s one of those “everything you wanted to know” types of publications.  I’m so thankful … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Hurricanes


June is the beginning of the Hurricane Season and with them come tornadoes inland.  If you live in an area hit by either storm type, take heed! We learned a lot about disaster prep  here in Texas after Katrina.  The ESRD … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Constipation


Hey all!  A great article on ESRD patients and constipation. CLICK HERE to read it. I find I have the opposite problem. I wrote about it in “Dialysis and Diarrhea“

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Dialysis and Happy Holidays!


It’s Christmas morning and soon it will be New Years Eve.  It’s hard to imagine that 2013 went so very fast.  I’m thankful for your visits here and your comments that expand our understanding of the patient experience with dialysis. … Continue reading

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Dialysis cookbook


Hey Y’all! Davita has a cookbook for dialysis patients that I figured I should pass along.   You also have a chance to get singed up for the Davita newsletter, a recipe alert, and the Davita Destinations that gets you … Continue reading

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