Tag Archives: Texas

Dialysis and Kidney Transplant


Okay ya’ll.  I’m going for the transplant. I signed up for the Transplant list with Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.  So, if you readers with two kidneys happen to be there….  LOL I’ll keep you informed as I venture … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Fluid Control (updated 5/4/16)


  Update: 5/4/16:  Well, well, well.  It’s certainly been a long time since I posted about this.  It’s a few years later (time flies when you’re having kidney failure, doesn’t it?) and fluid control isn’t the problem for me as … Continue reading

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In Washington DC


For the fourth or fifth year, I’m in DC to lobby Congress on behalf of Dialysis patients as a member and Patient Ambassador with DPC (Dialysis Patient Citizens). You can help by calling or emailing your Representative and Senators and tell … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Hurricanes


June is the beginning of the Hurricane Season and with them come tornadoes inland.  If you live in an area hit by either storm type, take heed! We learned a lot about disaster prep  here in Texas after Katrina.  The ESRD … Continue reading

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Dialysis and My Cat


My cat taught me some lessons about myself and my dialysis experience so I’d like to pass that along. First, some history.  I’ve never been a cat person but this one decided it needed to live with us and that … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Opening Day


Update 11/27/12: I spoke with the Facility Manager yesterday.  I have revised the posting to reflect our conversation. Exactly a week ago, last Monday 11/19/12, Davita opened a new clinic and that was the first day.  Opening Day Disaster?  Absolutely. … Continue reading

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Dialysis and more Dreams


This is a follow up to the previous post, “Dialysis and Dreaming” wherein I wrote about my dreams for an ideal center and pointed to Dialyspa as an example of a step in the right direction. When I went for … Continue reading

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