Tag Archives: disability

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, ESRD and EEOC


Update 10/19/14:  Recently the EEOC had to sue an employer for discriminating against a patient with ESRD.  It was successful.  READ about it HERE Back a couple years ago, I had to sue my employer through the EEOC  (Equal Employment … Continue reading

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Dialysis and ObamaCare (more)


A really nice piece from the Renal Support Network (Dang but they do support!) relating a personal experience with the spider’s web of insurance and ObamaCare titled, “Before and After ObamaCare”.  To read it, CLICK HERE. And thanks to all … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Emotions


Okay I’m speaking from the heart this time.    I am going to use a word I really don’t like to use so you can rest assured I mean all this with every fiber of my soul. I hate dialysis! … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Frailty


I came across this study that has some real relevance to us as dialysis patients so I wanted to pass it along.   To summarize:  it’s about a short test that can be useful in determining the risk of dialysis … Continue reading

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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 Medicare Again


Update: 10/21/12: I found this article about Medicare Advantage plans and how they are ripping off the system.  Interesting read. Update 10/16/12: Shortly after I published this, I came across this posting about a speech by Barry Straube, MD, at the National … Continue reading

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