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Donate to The Wearable Artificial Kidney Foundation - help change the lives of many by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am a huge believer in the WAK. I feel that this device has what it takes to really change the lives of the thousands of people on dialysis. There have been some ... Read on »
The quest for the perfect idli - found it! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had, of course, gone there for idlis. I asked for a plate. The idlis were served with a chutney and karam podi on top. I took a bite. The first ting that put me off was ... Read on »
The quest for the perfect idli by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure For those who know me or have been following this blog for a while now know that I am an unabashed lover of idlis and go to extreme lengths to find good idlis. You might a ... Read on »
Seventeen years with kidney disease by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Today, 14th of July, marks completion of seventeen years of life with kidney disease! 14th of July, 1997 was the day when I took those vaccines that triggered my A ... Read on »
Two recent disruptions to my 'normal' life by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I don't really consider myself as a 'patient'. I lead a pretty normal life - I work full time, I swim every day and I travel quite a bit. Apart from the nightly di ... Read on »
Remove all limits from Section 80DDB, Finance Ministerji! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There is an exemption that people suffering from certain chronic diseases are given in their tax in India. It is under Section 80DDB . This is a very thoughtful ge ... Read on »
In the news: Corruption in Indian Medicine by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The British Medical Journal recently published an article, “ Corruption ruins the doctor-patient relationship in India ” by David Berger, a district medical officer in Aus ... Read on »
Welcome Vivia - a new Home HD machine from Baxter by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Baxter recently announced a new Home Hemodialysis machine called Vivia . The machine is primarily intended for use at the patient's home for more frequent, longer duration ... Read on »
A possible prescription for a better healthcare system by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As the new government settles down, it is busy outlining the priority areas and has made some initial announcements on what it is planning to do. India's healthcar ... Read on »
Nainital Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It had been long since my parents and I had gone to a hill station together. The trouble with hill stations is that there are usually no dialysis units. Since the local po ... Read on »
The rare opportunity that Narendra Modi has been given and why it must not be squandered by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Very rarely in recent Indian politics has a single party got a majority in the Lok Sabha. The mandate that India has given to Narendra Modi and the BJP presents an ... Read on »
Am uremic, will travel! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A few days back, I got an email from Sachin Patel of Pune. I am posting excerpts here Hi Kamal, [....] Ever since I have been on dialysis I have been apprehensi ... Read on »
Mending my buttonhole ways after the fistula infection by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I recently had an infection in my fistula near the puncture site. It started off with pain, some swelling and then eventually a small discharge of puss and fever. I use ... Read on »
Finally getting the look of my pizza right! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I've been fascinated with the idea of a home-cooked pizza made from scratch including the dough for some time now. The dough has become easy to do after we got the bread-m ... Read on »
Modi must stop his below-the-belt barbs by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Barring a miracle, Narendra Modi is going to be the next Prime Minister of this country. I guess everyone knows this. It is just the margin of seats that his party w ... Read on »
No, NOTA is not a wasted vote by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I posted here a couple of days back that I was considering NOTA for both the Lok Sabha and the Assembly elections. A couple of my friends on Facebook commented ... Read on »
The Gandhi family must really stop this whole 'sacrifice' rhetoric - the media must also do its bit! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was watching the news last evening and saw Priyanka Gandhi talk to a TV person. She was talking about how Varun Gandhi had 'betrayed' her family. Her contention ... Read on »
The Accidental Prime Minister: Damning revelations by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure On the face of it, former Media Advisor to the PM, Sanjaya Baru's book, "The Accidental Prime Minister" does not contain anything new. It is common knowledge that ... Read on »
Vajpayee's advice to Modi on following 'Rajdharma' - very significant by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Rarely has an election has been as much about a single individual as it is in the 2014 election. Barring a few states, the entire country is divided into Modi lovers and M ... Read on »
Is this election about who is the least unacceptable? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There are two main contenders for the post of PM. Narendra Modi has already declared himself, rather pompously, the winner of this election. The other is Rahul Gan ... Read on »