Category Archives: parenting

Dialysis and Summer Camp


Originally published in May but I want to make sure everyone with kids in dialysis has a chance to see this… if not this year, then next year your child can have a summer camp experience.  It breaks my heart … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Telling the Kids


I recently got a very good question “How do I tell my kids I’m going on dialysis?” It sparked some thoughts.  When I started dialysis it was “all of a sudden”.  I told most people after the fact.  It’s mostly … Continue reading

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Stehpen’s Journey – March – Pediatric Transplant Preparations


Reblogging from DPC Blog Page.  Pediatric Dialysis and Transplant.  Things I never considered but are a fact of life for little Stephen… Stehpen’s Journey – March – Pediatric Transplant Preparations.

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Dialysis and Age


A reader commented this week and wrote: …I wish my dad would go on dialysis, but..he is refusing, he just got out of Hospital yesterday after having a heart attack, his kidneys are only 16 percent. i am so worried, … Continue reading

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CKD and Your Job (Part One)


If you’ve been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), you need to know some things about how this may affect your life and your work. According to  The Kidney Fund:  “The term ‘chronic kidney disease’ (CKD) means lasting damage to … Continue reading

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The High Dive


When I made the decision to change centers (as chronicled  in “Dialysis and the New Center“) it was both final and somewhat impulsive.  I finally got pissed off enough that I was willing to make the dive. And the “diving” metaphor is … Continue reading

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Military Brats Unite!


Update: 9/4/12:  Since most of this blog is about Dialysis, I started a new one where I’ll pine for the past and share my stories about being a military brat.  Eventually, I’ll move all the relevant posts to that side. … Continue reading

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