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Dialysis Choices: My Journey to Nocturnal Home HD
I started my dialysis life in April, 2017. We’d had some talks about treatment methods, and with my huge fear of needles I opted for PD initially. (See my earlier post) as to how I dealt with that issue).
Published on 10/29/2020 by Stephen Hewitt
Helpful Home Hemo Hacks
Before each dialysis session, the machine is put through a 32-minute disinfection cycle. I use this time to attach the bloodlines, saline, and heparin.
Published on 10/08/2020 by Anthony de Villiers
Dialysis Success: What’s in a Word?
Recently, I have noticed a lot of discouraging posts from members of the Facebook dialysis support groups. People are frustrated with their treatments, dialysis machines, even their lives.
Published on 10/01/2020 by Nieltje Gedney, VP/Treasurer of Home Dialyzors United
A Whisky Primer: Every Day Should Begin with a Distillery Tour
What does drinking the local spirits have to do with travelling with chronic illness?
Published on 09/24/2020 by Henning Sondergaard, Psychologist, Danish Kidney Association and David Rosenbloom
Advocating to Stay with a Hospitalized Dialysis Patient
My husband does nocturnal home hemo. My greatest fear has nothing to do with dialysis itself, but with him needing to go to the ER for any reason and needing to be admitted.
Published on 09/17/2020 by Linda Narucki Pham