Living Well with Home Treatments
Chelsea was Born with Kidney Disease: NxStage Helps Her Thrive
Born 2 months premature, Chelsea and her mom protected her 25% kidney function so well that it lasted 33 years. Read part 1 of her inspiring story.
Fresenius + NxStage = a Better Life for Anvil Nelson
At age 62, Nelson still runs a cleaning chemical manufacturing business, travels for work, spends time with his wife of 34 years, and is on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Rescure Mission. But, all of that was uncertain when he lost his kidney function. When he learned about home HD, he knew it would help him live his life the way he wanted to.
The Longer I Stayed on the In-Center, Daytime Dialysis, the Worse I Felt.
62-year old Roger Cash, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, and his wife Raynelle called on teamwork from their 42-year marriage to help get their lives back after PKD led to kidney failure in 2014. In-center treatments made it hard for Roger to keep his job as a manufacturing technician, and a switch to in-center nocturnal HD wasn’t enough. Learning home HD helped him to feel better—and get back to work.
Tribute to Bill Peckham - Nobody Did It Better
A video honors the life of home dialysis advocate and world traveler Bill Peckham, who inspired many to live well with kidney disease and dialysis.
Dialyzor Designs Zip It Up Dialysis Clothing
El Paso dialysis patient Bernie Serrano saw the need to stay warm safely during his treatments, so he developed and is working on patenting a line of tops and pants with zippers to keep accesses in view.
An Apple A Day Keeps the Grim Reaper Away
Eat real food! A study finds that eating more fruits and vegetables is linked with a lower risk of early death in patients on hemodialysis, just as it is with the general public. Talk with your dietitian about which fruits and vegetables are safest for you. Home dialysis = more food options.
Teen Plays Hard with PD
When Josalyn Brown learned that reflux had left her with 30% kidney function at just 16, she was afraid her avid vollyball playing days were over, and she would miss her team’s annual trip. But, with a compression band to hold her catheter in place, and her mom’s support—she’s done both.
The Couple that Dialyzes Together Stays Together
Ohio Newlyweds Evan and Jenna Coaker have a lot in common—including kidney failure. Now, their lives work better, because both do in-center nocturnal HD at the Cleveland Clinic.
Fashion for Dialysis Living
A UK dialyzor and fashion student has created a line of clothing called “Able” that provides easy access to lines, fistulas and grafts—and is bright, modern, warm, comfy, and helps people feel good.
New Fresenius Troy, NY Clinic Lets Trudy Gildersleeve Live Her Life
Ms. Gildersleeve thought her life was over when she learned that she would need dialysis—but now she uses a cycler to do PD overnight, an option offered by the new clinic. Read the story.