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For Stephanie by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Glad to hear from you. I collected a number of memories from my days at Monday. About the ballgame, I hope you remember the dog and brewski as well as the bottom of the nint ... Read on »
Good News That's Bad by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had my endoscopy the other day, that's where they shove a camera down my throat to examine my stomach from the inside. The good news is that it was clean. No ulcers or ... Read on »
Finally Some Good News by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure After some delays I had my appointment with the Cardiologist to go over the results from the various heart tests that I was given as a result of applying for a kidney transpla ... Read on »
All;s Quiet on the Northern Front by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I’ve been a bad boy. It’s been weeks since my last posting and I have no excuse really except I was thinking that nothing was happening worth writing about. I had m ... Read on »
Some Progress by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, I finally got to see the gastroenterologist last week and it was a bit of a letdown. A 2 hour wait in the lobby, then a 10 minute conversation about my symptoms. His a ... Read on »
Waiting by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have not had any word from the hospital as yet about the availability of a bed. My digestion problems continue with today being particularly nasty. Hope I hear from them s ... Read on »
An Unexpected Nith Off by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night was an unscheduled night off. When Susan went to start the machine, nothing happened. There was no power. A call to the nurse on duty resulted in a promise for ... Read on »
I've Got Diabetes! by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Note to my readers - the following post and all others prior to 02/15/2008 are creations from my memory of events and represent what actually happened at that time: ... Read on »
I Need Dialysis by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Note to my readers - the following post and all others prior to 02/15/2008 are creations from my memory of events and represent what actually happened at that time: ... Read on »
I Start Home Hemodialysis by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Note to my readers - the following post and all others prior to 02/15/2008 are creations from my memory of events and represent what actually happened at that time: ... Read on »
The First Month of Home Hemodialysis by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Note to my readers - the following post and all others prior to 02/15/2008 are creations from my memory of events and represent what actually happened at that time: ... Read on »
Cross-Country Move by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Note to my readers - the following post and all others prior to 02/15/2008 are creations from my memory of events and represent what actually happened at that time: ... Read on »
A Quiet Night by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night was a quiet night thankfully. After Wednesday’s run we needed it. No alarms and no problems. The dialysis machine woke us at 8 am and I was in the kit ... Read on »
Tough Night Last Night by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night was a tough one. Half way through the run the Tmp alarm went off and alternated with the Venous alarm for a few minutes. While I was sitting up in bed d ... Read on »
A Night Off by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night was one of my 2 weekly nights off, the other being Monday. As usual I had a difficult time sleeping, even with the new sleeping pills. It is just too q ... Read on »
Another Weird Night by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Sorry for the late post, I was visiting Mom today for her birthday and just got back in. Mom lives in Windsor, a 2 hour drive away from London. I love her a lot, but 2 ... Read on »
A Night Off, But A Good Sleep by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As usual, last night being Friday, we had a night off. Unusually though I got a good sleep during that night off. I woke at 3 am and lay in bed thinking how quiet the ... Read on »
Six Minutes by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Six minutes, that’s all I had left. I had just taken my blood pressure and was waiting to wake Susan, when those annoying and loud beeps started. Venous alarm! V ... Read on »
TMP Alarms and Things That Make Me Think by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure If it’s 6 am , this must be a TMP alarm! For the last few days, I’ve had very quiet runs, but at least twice a week (out of 5 nights of di ... Read on »
Single Needle Dialysis by John M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night was another quiet night, no alarms. It’s been a few months now since we switched over from a 2 needle setup to a single. When I started ... Read on »