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Home Dialysis Machine/System Transition : Part 2

NxStage TRAINING AND ADJUSTMENT PERIOD . . . My team and I had anticipated that my NxStage training would take just over a week. Unfortunately the change in system put me off balance physically – specifically my potassium level being … Continue reading

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Project Red Fashion Show Talk (Heart & Stroke) . . .

Short video recorded for Queen’s University‘s Project Red Charity Fashion Show few weeks ago. Here is the link to watch the video: (just over 3 minutes) https://youtu.be/SdCfGi_XtGs I was thrilled to have the opportunity to share my experience to help raise … Continue reading

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4 Year Cardiac Arrest Anniversary . . .

Yesterday was the four year anniversary of my near fatal cardiac arrest. I took a day to reflect on all the good that’s happened since then. I reached out to friends and family who were there for me during that … Continue reading

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Sharing for a CAUSE . . .

Very honoured to be asked to be the local spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation  – in Heart Month. This Heart Month the emphasis is on RESEARCH.  Of course I had to support them. My quality of life is … Continue reading

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The Lived-Experience Expert Title. . .

I consider myself a lived-experience medical expert. From my perspective everyone who’s experienced challenges in their health (who lived to tell) qualifies as a lived-experience expert. My experience with Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Failure has given me a lot … Continue reading

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Finding my “Notebook” . . .

A few days ago I found a lined notebook that my ex had brought to the hospital after I’d had my cardiac arrest. This notebook was in a black zippered portfolio between a stack of medical papers. Sheets with medical … Continue reading

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