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Love takes courage - Part 7 by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure (This is the seventh part of a short story - Love takes courage) One morning Dr. Mehta walked in with the biopsy report. The primary disease was thought to be Focal seg ... Read on »
Love takes courage - Part 8 by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure (This is the eighth part of a short story - Love takes courage) Dr. Mehta asked for Rohan to stay in the hospital for a few more days. He wanted him to settle into a th ... Read on »
"Dialysis patients are special too" by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I found this post on a forum. This was posted by a renal nurse. I only wish more nurses and technicians were like this! "Renal patients get a bad press by healthcare pr ... Read on »
"Is twice a week enough?" by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure "Of course its not!" An acquaintance came home recently with his son. His wife was diagnosed recently with kidney disease and was put on dialysis. The nephrologist sugges ... Read on »
"Wanted 2-3 years experience on iPhone development" by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have my profile on a couple of job sites. I have not had a chance to remove them in spite of landing a job. Because of this, I keep getting emails from different companies a ... Read on »
'Aashayein' - a fun day for dialysis patients! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hyderabad Kidney Foundation , a support group for kidney disease patients in Hyderabad is organizing an event exclusively for dialysis patients. The event called 'Aashaye ... Read on »
'Arere Arere' - Happy Days by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A couple of days back, by evening I was totally stressed out at work. I really needed a swim. I headed home at around 7, picked my swimming gear and left for the club where ... Read on »
'Email is not working' by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure My mother has an ICICI Bank credit card. She was asked by the customer care to send them an email and action, they said, would be taken in 24 hours. So, my mother wanted t ... Read on »
'Everything will be all right' by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I've heard this baloney quite often. It is the ultimate universally reassuring statement. Whatever happens, don't worry. Everything will be all right. It can be very irri ... Read on »
'More is better when it comes to dialysis': Tell me something new! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In a recent study , it was shown that more frequent, longer duration hemodialysis had better outcomes than the conventional thrice weekly, four hour sessions that the majori ... Read on »
'What a family!' by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure My cousin sister Nisha and her husband Rudy (short for Anirudh) got married about a year and a half back. They stay in Hong Kong and were visiting India last week. When t ... Read on »
'Wish you the same' by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure You must have heard this a gazillion times: 'Happy Dassera/Diwali/New Year/whatever' 'Wish you the same' Why 'wish you the same'? It sounds so drab, dull and unemot ... Read on »
2009 - a roundup by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure 2009 has been a mixed year for me. The year started on a painful note with hemorrhoids that I got towards the end of last year. I tried everything - from regular medicines t ... Read on »
400 posts and counting! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Ok, this is post no. 400! Wow! That's quite a lot. Its been more than two years of blogging and 400 posts. I remember starting off inspired by Akbar's blog. To start w ... Read on »
A +1 for Google + by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have been using Google + for just a couple of days. I really like it. Thanks Jayadeep Reddy Thum for the invite! It has what I love about Facebook. It does not have what ... Read on »
A birthday quite ordinary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I celebrated my birthday number xx yesterday. All those shameless fellows who did not wish me, wake up atleast now and wish me. An email or a scrap in Orkut will do. Don't hav ... Read on »
A conversation at the lab by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure "I asked for 1,25 dihydroxy cholecalciferol. The invoice also says that. The report you gave me, however is for 25 hydroxy cholecalciferol." "Hmmmm. Ok. Let me check." ... Read on »
A day off from dialysis by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Most (all?) people on daily dialysis, whether the short version or the nocturnal version take a day off from dialysis during the week. There is no medical basis for this. Kidn ... Read on »
A desire to live or the uncertainty of death? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yesterday, I heard Amar Singh of the Samajwadi Party talk about his experience on dialysis and why he went in for a transplant. In his own words, "I thought it better to die ... Read on »
A duodenum biopsy by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have been having recurrent diarrhea for the past month or so. I am on my third antibiotic course. Everything seems to be ok for a few days and then it starts aga ... Read on »