Category Archives: renal failure

Why do patients who make urine have to be on dialysis?

When I asked another patient early in my dialysis experience, he told me most people stop urinating after about three years. Continue reading

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Transplant center prepares patients

The doctors determined I had kidney failure, and I was about to face dialysis indefinitely. 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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Out patient surgery shouldn’t last this long!

SURVIVAL TIP: About 2,000 people in North Carolina are on waiting lists for a kidney. In South Carolina, nearly 800 wait for a kidney (as of 08/21/15)1. Nationwide, 101,662 individuals await kidney transplants (as of 4/22/15)2. The day after Christmas … Continue reading

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