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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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Dialysis and Depression


Updated 10/11/12: Scroll to bottom for additional information. I have started this post several times and, like that proverbial author in front of the typewriter with wads of paper surrounding him, I have tossed aside many aborted efforts. It’s hard … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Initial Shock


Here is the text of a post I made shortly after I started dialysis.   It was written in September, 2008 about a month after I started.  It’s a stark reminder of how overwhelming it is to begin dialysis… lest … Continue reading

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