American Kidney Fund – Blog: 5 things you should know if you want a kidney transplant

5 things you should know if you want a kidney transplant

Source: American Kidney Fund – Blog: 5 things you should know if you want a kidney transplant

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NKF in 2016: Legislative Priorities

Though the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is pleased with our advances this past year to ensure kidney patient perspectives were considered and included in policy decisions, we are hard at work o…

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Kidney Patient Advocacy Has a New Face — 60 of Them

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has launched a new patient advocacy and engagement program to expand its grassroots network at the state level. The Kidney Action Committee is comprised of 60 p…

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#Dialysis and DevonTexas

statsSomeone asked recently about the stats from my blog  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,  Visitors = 36,319.  Thank you to my readers and the visitors for your support.

BTW, here’s my very first post: “Hello World”.  I had no idea what I was doing back then and no idea it would bloom into something as big as and, ironically, it’s gone all around the World! .

Another fascinating fact are the readers’ countries that come to visit.  They come from all over the world!  Mostly from the US, Canada, and the UK but also from Malaysia, China, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, western Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia… basically all the world.  Thank you to my friends from around the globe.

I hope all my visitors and readers found what they are looking for.   I hope was helpful to you.  One comment that inspires me  even now is this:

Thank U so very, very much Devon Texas and to Google search! This article is such a blessing to me and hope it will be to many many more individuals throughout the world!

He goes on to describe his mother’s suffering with a problem potentially the same as what I went through and I can certainly feel for him and his mother.  What I really appreciate though was the fact that my writing about my experiences has contributed to the comfort of others.  It’s not often easy to write frankly about my “adventures” on dialysis and as a kidney patient.  There are some that are easy but most are difficult.  What drives me is that I know others are going through what I have too and my posts about it might help them.  In the case above it did and for that I’m thankful, inspired, and driven.

Thank you, again, to the visitors and readers and especially those who click on the “follow” button.  Every time I post, they receive a notice of that.  You can too.  Just click on the follow button and add me to your Facebook follows.  Also, please share this with your Facebook friends.


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Dialysis and sausage

sausageSince it’s a holiday weekend (Memorial Day 2016), some of us may have a moment to cook something containing elements that are good for us as we try to avoid things we shouldn’t eat.  Breakfast seems to be a time we especially need something low in Potassium, low in Phosphorus and high is Protein.  And, here is a meat we can eat for dinner too.  From is a recipe for “homemade” sausage that’s high in protein and low in everything else we are avoiding.  Yay! Enjoy.

Tasty and Savory Sausage

Have a warm, friendly Holiday!

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Dialysis and Friday

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Friday 1Hey all!  

I really don’t have much to post about today other than Happy Friday!

For those on a MWF dialysis schedule, you get two days off!

For those on TTS schedule, you only have one more day before you get your weekend.

So we all have something to be pleased about today, I hope.  And I hope all is well with you.

(Please excuse me. I rarely do silly things like this post but I felt like most of us need it today)


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Dialysis and Change

change 2Change 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 usual path, call or visit a friend you haven’t talked to in a while, etc.


What did I do to “change”?

While I was writing this, I paused for a moment and sent text messages tro several people I haven’t talked to in a while.  As I considered this, before I acted upon it, at first I thought, “Later.”  But, what if later didn’t happen.  What if I never got around to it?  Then, change wouldn’t happen.  I am in control of my life when I enforce change.  Change can be the smallest thing.  It doesn’t have to be “dramatic”


ball-n-chain-guy_ballFor all of us Dialysis patients (and people in general), we can easily get caught it a doldrum life where we just live for dialysis.  We are either in dialysis or waiting for dialysis.  Our lives center around dialysis instead of the other way around. By enforcing and encouraging change, acting upon impulse, we break the chain that bind us.  We gain control of our lives.  Embrace change! Go for it!




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