Category Archives: patient care

#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 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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Dialysis and Suriving Washington, DC


April 26, 2016: I survived! I’m at Reagan National Airport awaiting my flight home. There’s some question about the landing part as there are severe thunderstorms expected over Dallas tonight. We’ll see. I just want to get home. We got … 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 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 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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