Category Archives: pain

Dialysis and Living Well with Kidney Disease


    The National Kidney Foundation has produced six very good videos about living with kidney disease. I’ll let them speak for themselves. You know… I would encourage my family and friends to view these videos.  It would help them understand … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Living


Every day we have to deal with the 800 lb Gorilla in the room.  We can often walk around it but it’s there, every minute of every day: Kidney Failure and Dialysis.  Here’s a really well written article by Courtney … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Needle Pain


I posted this a couple years back but it’s a popular topic for dialysis patients, new and experienced, so I’ll post it again to refresh it.  It has some sage advice from other patients and how they deal with the … Continue reading

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Dialysis First Stick – More


Recently a comment was left in the post about Dialysis and The First Stick where I retell my experience when starting dialysis.  The reader, TuTu, had a very similar experience and was kind enough to share it.  I’d like to repeat it … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Aches and Pains


Originally posted on Big D and Me:
One of the less attractive side effects of long term BigD is the gradual expansion of aches and pains in muscles and joints: hands, feet, shoulders and knees (especially knees!). I first noticed…

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Dialysis and Shingles


06/22/13:  I added a link that answers the question “Does Medicare pay for the Shingles Vaccine?”  Scroll down to see that. The Rebal Support Network has an podcast about shingles from the perspective of a kidney transplant patient show suffered … Continue reading

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Dialysis Pain and Lidocaine


I posted this a couple years back but it’s a popular topic for dialysis patients, new and experienced, so I’ll post it again to refresh it… There’s a topical cream you can apply about 45-60 minutes before dialysis that may … Continue reading

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