Monthly Archives: September 2015

Hemodialysis patient offers tips (Part 1)

SURVIVAL TIP: Although we can’t always be happy with our health and the life we have, we must accept that we cannot change some things. I just have to make the best of it. And then when you can improve … Continue reading

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Dialysis is never a sure thing

SURVIVAL TIP: September 13–19 is designated by the Southeastern Kidney Council as Nephrology Nurses Week. Without the nurses to provide care, information and a listening ear, dialysis would be much worse. MARCH 2007 I used the Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) machine … Continue reading

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Every day offers more understanding

SURVIVAL TIP: Understand that your health can interfere with your lifestyle and your self-image. Your clothes and your shape do not define you. Your character and personality leave a permanent impression. Weight, wrinkles and thinning hair usually do not. Early … Continue reading

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New Plans for a New Year

SURVIVAL TIP: Labor Day is for many a holiday from their daily work. However, dialysis patients in a clinic get no weekends, holidays, or vacations. Dialysis is necessary three times every week, no matter what else is on the calendar. … Continue reading

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