Tag Archives: nephrologist

Bad news, fun times meet in the hospital

SURVIVAL TIP: Remember that sometimes you don’t have to visit someone or even talk to them on the phone to convey love and concern. A gift, a card, or kindness extended to a patient’s family can change the world in … 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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Transplant doesn’t mean troubles are over

SURVIVAL TIP: Be aware of changes in your lab results, as well as weight gain/loss and blood pressure readings. What seems uncomfortable or inconvenient can be slight symptoms that when considered together mean you need to make changes to keep … 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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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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Share the burden of your diagnosis

SURVIVAL TIP:Share the burden of your diagnosis with loved ones and close friends. They will support you and provide a peace that I have never understood. I didn’t want them feeling sorry for me. They didn’t. They provided an ear … Continue reading

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