Living Well with Home Treatments
Home HD restored Jan’s control—and kept her healthy for a transplant!
Runner Jan Morrow was caught off guard by blood cancer and ESRD, and 2 years of standard in-center HD sapped her quality of life and made her miserable. But, daily home HD gave her back control and let her plan her own schedule.
Nocturnal In-center HD Lets Darlene Dialyze and Keep Her Job
Diabetes and kidney failure didn’t keep Darlene from working—but standard in-center HD made for a long day and not much “me time.” Her Fresenius clinic in Michiana, IN offers in-center nocturnal, which turned out to be a much better fit.
Meet a college football player who is on dialysis
Jeremy Ioane is a senior safety for the Boise State Broncos, and dad to a 2-year old son. This season, in six games he had 11 tackles and two interceptions—and he is doing PD, while he awaits a transplant.
Big Daddy’s Fun “Flavor of Bold” Football Food
Fresenius Medical Care and celebrity chef Aaron McCargo of “Big Daddy’s House” bring you some tasty recipes for football season that maximize taste—and limit potassium and phosphorus. Try his salmon dip, jalapeno-lime turkey burgers, fall harvest orzo salad, and more!
Here’s a home treatment option you don’t hear much about!
Peggy Moody, age 77, and her husband, Kenn, are the first couple from the Niagara Health System to use home HD—and they are doing 5-hour treatments three days a week, with a conventional machine. Even though Kenn is squeamish, he is cannulating Peggy, and they are making their lives work.
Print a 4-page guide on how to protect your lifeline, from Fistula First.
In just one minute, you can look, listen to, and feel your fistula to be sure it’s doing well. Learn what to report to your care team. This also links to quick videos if you view it online.
After a year of in-center HD, Don was depressed. How did Google help?
Don’s two passions were playing with his grandkids and riding his motorcycle—and he couldn’t do either with standard in-center HD. His quality of life was poor. Watch this video to see how Don’s life was transformed by short daily HD!
UK woman is first on dialysis to give birth to twins!
Daily dialysis helped during pregnancy helped Sarah Pearce deliver a son AND a daughter. The babies were delivered 12 weeks early because one was not getting enough blood flow, and they are stable in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Find out what keeps Greg running
Greg really likes to run, and even marathons were not long enough. He liked to do ultramarathons. So, when kidney cancer took first one and then both kidneys, he needed to find a treatment that would allow him to stay active. Watch this video to see which option he chose.
Meet Henning in a new NxStage video
He's a blogger, world traveler, skier, and more. Born with spina bifida, it wasn't the wheelchair that made Henning feel disabled—it was standard in-center HD—and home HD gave him his life back.