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Home Dialysis Machine/System Transition: Part 4

Initial Impression of NxStage at home . . . I have been home, with my NxStage machine, since March 25th. So far I really like it. It has definitely improved my quality of life . . . with the possibility … Continue reading

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Home Dialysis Machine/System Transition: Part 3

NxStage ARRIVES!! A few days before I did my first dialysis treatment at home, my machine arrived. March 23rd. This was something I had been dreaming about for a long time. (I have known about and wanted to try NxStage … Continue reading

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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 ā€“ specifically my potassium level being … Continue reading

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Home Dialysis Machine/System Transition : Part 1

NO WINNERS AND LOSERS WITH DIALYSIS ā€“ Just CHOICE . . . I came home with my new dialysis machine on Mar 25th. Before that I was at the hospital for three weeks learning the new system and adjusting physically … Continue reading

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Approaching the Next Stage: Living with Kidney Failure and Dialysis . . .

Right now Iā€™m at home on my dialysis machine. This is pretty typical for me, as I have done home hemodialysis for the last few years, but . . . this may be my last time on this particular machine. … Continue reading

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Kingston General Hospital CEO (Leslee Thompson) Graciously cites my MESSAGE in essay . . .

Wanted to thank Leslee Thompson, the CEO of Kingston General Hospital, for citing me in an essay she co-wrote about patient engagement in healthcare ,for the December issue of Longwoods.com. Leslee co-authored the essay with Hugh McLeod, (CEO, Canadian Patient … Continue reading

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