Category Archives: nephritis

Seek Reasons to Be Grateful

SURVIVAL TIP: Pondering good thoughts makes us feel better than dwelling on difficulties. Americans celebrated Thanksgiving this past Thursday and many enjoyed the sales associated with that holiday weekend. It was a long weekend. Yippee! One the one hand, I … Continue reading

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Luxury: Eating What You Want

SURVIVAL TIP: Enjoy the luxury of eating as you like—as long as you are healthy. And be responsible in getting annual blood work to catch problems early.   Within days of receiving a kidney transplant, I could eat whatever I … Continue reading

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Kindness provides healing

Survival tip: Sometimes expressing kindness and care for others is not about you. Whether you hear thank you does not minimize the impact. You might be forgotten, but the act

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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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I’m not really that sick

SURVIVAL TIP: Know that your family wants the best for you. Most will honor your request not to come to the hospital. But if you love them, keep them updated so they can pray instead of wondering and imagining the … Continue reading

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