Tag Archives: quality of life

Open Letter to my Diseases . . .

Dear Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Anemia and friends . . . We’re cool, ultimately. Not because I am happy to live with you all but because I had to make peace with you, since we met (in my teenage … Continue reading

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Messages from a Powerful Interview with e-Patient Dave . . .

Our attention span for watching videos has changed – it’s very low these days. So for me to suggest you watch a video over 30 minutes long . . . you know there has to be some real value here. … Continue reading

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What is PsychoNephrology? Interview with Kidney MD . . .

Had the opportunity to meet a kidney doctor, named Dr. Gavril Hercz. He is a staff nephrologist at Humber River Hospital. An Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. And a member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society. He’s part of a … Continue reading

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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 1

NO WINNERS AND LOSERS WITH DIALYSIS – 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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