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Theme Song by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Music has always played a very big part in mine and my husband's lives. Besides Stryper and Petra ( I know, I'm dating myself) Third Day was my all time favorite until recentl ... Read on »
Some Milestones by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yesterday was the first time I was allowed to shower instead of a sponge bath. Boy did that feel good! The euphoria over being able to wash my hair carried over to when I had ... Read on »
Reality Check #2 by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yesterday was my weekly visit to the Dialysis Center. Usually there aren't any other patients in the waiting area and I don't wait very long before being led back to the treat ... Read on »
A Lesson Not Yet Learned by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Geez I feel really stupid. Yesterday I wrote about learning to accept people's help. This morning I was in a situation that really did need assistance and I STILL turned it ... Read on »
I Did It! by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night I changed my bandaging. Bruce stood behind me to help keep me steady while my head was spinning. But I did it! There was apparently no fresh bleeding from the hand ... Read on »
How To Talk Dog by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I've posted pictures of our current 4 legged family members, Reccee and Sneakers. The other pictures are of family members who are no longer with us but greatly missed. My hus ... Read on »
Weekly Visit by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Today was my weekly trip to the Dialysis Center. I went by myself to see how I would do with the drive and everything. Walking into the back was the easiest it's ever been a ... Read on »
Surrogate Families by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Not sure where this post will end up but I'll try and write the different jumblings in my head. When I walked into the Dialysis Center for the first time, one of the nurses sa ... Read on »
A Clean Room by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure One of the preparations that need to be made in doing home dialysis is having a clean room. Sounds pretty innocent doesn't it? Well so far some of the definitions I've learne ... Read on »
Another Visit to the Dialysis Center by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yesterday was my weekly visit to the Dialysis Center for a flushing of my catheter. I didn't bother to look up at the name of the place in the hopes of avoiding the whole ton ... Read on »
Reality Check #1 by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well surgery went well with the catheter placement. No phone call came to save me from this procedure. While lying in the operating room waiting for them to get started, the ... Read on »
4 years and counting by Pam M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I never thought in a million years that I would join the world of bloggers but here I am. This will be about the journey to receiving a transplanted kidney. I've been on the ... Read on »