Home Dialysis Patients: What Brings YOU Joy?
Home dialysis lets you keep the things in your life that bring you joy. This could be picnics with family or friends, pets, travel, arts and crafts, writing, music… You name it! We would love for YOU to share what brings you joy—and inspire others to live their best lives.
On Dialysis: Creative Ventures Save the DayBy Anthony de Villiers
I have the utmost admiration for those on dialysis who manage full-time employment. Not only does dialysis takes a toll on our strength, but there is also the labor of ordering and storing supplies and of setting up, running, and spending hours on the machine. I also salute those with young children. Anything that is a distraction from the relentless discipline of dialysis is a challenge.
Many happy hours of writing and casting have given me worthwhile distraction, and the satisfaction of knowing they have brought pleasure to others.
Find pleasure in the small thingsBy Malissa M. Bise
I am the care partner for my husband who is a home hemodialysis client. I like the word client as it places the emphasis on being a costumer not on being ill. There are so many ways to adjust to your life as either a care partner in the dialysis process or the recipient.
My husband and I try to always focus on the positive sides of like and find humour in every day living. Hobbies are one way to enhance quality of life.