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You have no choice but to be aware by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure For people that have kidney disease, in fact, any chronic condition, it is very important to be aware of the condition, the options available and the pros and cons of each ... Read on »
Solving my hunger problem by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure First of all, sorry for not posting for such a long time! I was busy with religious rituals - the Jain 'Paryushan Parv'. Eight days of special rituals including the last d ... Read on »
I wish I could wear a stethoscope by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I was a kid, I was very clear that I wanted to be an engineer. I did not want to have anything to do with medicine. I hated Biology and the thought of dissecting rats ... Read on »
LinkedIn Endorsements - don't! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am not a LinkedIn kind-of guy. I rarely visit my profile. I created one because everyone had one. I keep getting requests. If I know the person or know someone that know ... Read on »
Pushing the envelope: Bill Peckham dialyzes on a raft! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Bill Peckham , who has been an inspiration for many dialyzors - he has dialyzed in many countries and has taken 'living a normal life on dialysis' to an entirely new leve ... Read on »
Working for a big company versus working for a startup by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure My entire working life has been spent working in startups - my brief stint at Suma Computers, followed by Effigent, then Grene and now NephroPlus. When I was in Effigent, ... Read on »
A good fistula plan is so important by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was on the Operating Table. Dr. Prem Chand Gupta and his assistant surgeon were operating on my left upper arm. They were creating an arteriovenous fistula - bas ... Read on »
Delhi Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I got back from the US a few days back, I had intended not to travel for at least two weeks to get enough time to recoup from the trip. Recoup, did I say? It was most ... Read on »
Denver Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Missed flight! When we reached LAX airport around 7 a.m., I saw this huge queue outside the terminal. I went up to the door and said that I had already check-in online, ... Read on »
Los Angeles Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Oceanside When my best friends from Engineering College and I said our goodbyes at the end of four years of being together and having loads of fun, we made a pact that ... Read on »
Chicago Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Rich Berkowitz & Giordano's I took the British Airways flight from Hyderabad to Chicago via London on the 23rd. I reached Chicago on the 23rd evening local time. Rich B ... Read on »
All set! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am at the airport waiting for my British Airways flight to London en route to Chicago! The last 24 hours have been quite something! I switched between various shades ... Read on »
Going back, even briefly, to the dialysis center is such a pain! And I haven't even got my... by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am leaving for Chicago in 2 days. I am going to be there for about 10 days. During this period I would need 4 dialysis sessions. Booking these sessions has been nothing ... Read on »
Ratatouille - an amazingly simple, good looking and tasty dish! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Continuing on my cooking experiments, this Sunday, I decided to make Ratatouille . Ever since I saw the movie , I have wanted to make and eat this dish. For a while, I hav ... Read on »
Nominated to be part of Global Experts Forum on Home Hemodialysis! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Today happens to be the 16th anniversary of my kidney disease! Sixteen years back, on this day, I took those vaccinations which triggered Atypical Hemolytic Uremic S ... Read on »
Why should hospitals charge more for IP services? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I was admitted into hospital for the first time after my kidney disease was diagnosed, one of the things that surprised me was that the charges for all services, proc ... Read on »
NephroPlus introduces Holiday Dialysis by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have always loved to travel. For the first few years after getting on to dialysis, my travel was totally out. Then when I got onto Peritoneal Dialysis, I began som ... Read on »
Endoscopy over the years: from the unpleasant end of the tube by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have had quite a few endoscopies  over the years. For those lucky enough not to have experienced this procedure, they basically put in a tube with a light and a small le ... Read on »
Pizza Project by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I wrote a few days back about my Margherita cravings . I had decided at that time that I had to make this pizza from scratch - dough, sauce and all. So, last night, I set ... Read on »
Ban microphones in temples by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This Sunday, I went with my extended family (about 20 folks other than me, a wide range of ages) to a temple about 80 kilometers from home. The temple is many, man ... Read on »