Category Archives: thankful

Dialysis and 2013

A Retrospective of the blogsite DevonTexas for 2013.  Thanks to all my readers for making this blog a success!  Now… The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2013. … Continue reading

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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 and Comments

Update 10/13/13:  Thank you to all my readers that left comments!  That was very kind.  I feel rewarded by what you wrote.  I really needed that.  It inspires me to write more! Hey all.  It’s a rainy Saturday and I’ve … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Apologies

I haven’t been on-line much lately and for that I apologize.  I like to post every couple days — usually on my “days off”; Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday — but I’ve just been darned busy with so many other things. … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Pushing the Envelope

From Bill Peckham’s site “Dialysis From the Sharp End of the Needle” It’s Friday, so I’m putting aside politics today and doing something completely different. But if you want something REALLY different, check this out… Can you imagine rafting through … Continue reading

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Dialysis and a Donor

There comes a moment when a person makes a HUGE sacrifice on behalf of another.  Here’s a blog being written by a woman who is donating her kidney to a complete stranger.  Amazing as that is, this has been going … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Support

My center allows patients to have visitors (some centers don’t) but they must wear paper gowns to cover their street clothes while they visit with the patient.  Sometimes it’s a short visit but there are also visitors who stay the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Love

I had to pass this along to you, my readers, because it’s a wonderful story about a woman in dialysis and her supportive brother who happens to be an NFL player. They are best friends. Its a love story. Click … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Presents

Happy, Happy Christmas! I got a couple wonderful presents this week that gave me such joy on this Christmas morning!  They awakened that childhood memory of opening gifts of on Christmas morning. One was from Rick who wrote: “I start next month … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Personal Struggle

I gotta share this.  If I think I have it bad, this is someone who has it much worse and is a generation younger!  His story reminds me of how “good” I have it. This is from the “Birmingham News” … Continue reading

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