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Samiir H. Patient Expert

Mumbai, India
My name is Samiir Halady. I am from India. I am a crf patient and I take dialysis twice a week. I work for a digital agency in marketing and love to go trekking in the mountains.
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Tamhini Ghat - Roadtrip by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When V Hikerz was formed, we focused on treks. But there was so much to nature that treks alone would not make it complete. Roadtrips were something that we had never done ... Read on »
Ambernath - Lord of the Skies (Top of the World) by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had avoided doing strenuous activity due to two reasons The first one was that it was summer and its too  hot to trek. The second reason being that my foot was bad an ... Read on »
Challenges Motivate by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There was a time when doctors had told me that I shouldnt trek. Some had even gone to the extent of saying that I would not be able to trek. Never ever ! For a while I ... Read on »
Article about me in Good Housekeeping by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure  After the article in Open Magazine I got a lot of adulation. Immediately another publication got in touch with me and I was happy to get interviewed by them. A lot ... Read on »
Harishchandragad with my new DSLR by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Harishchandragad has been one of the treks that has fascinated me the most. The trek, the relics and temple at the top as well as the awesome view offered by the Kokan Kad ... Read on »
Camping Trip to Tungarli by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There have been several times when we have gone trekking and camped overnight at the top. This includes carrying our own tent and living in it. But I had never experien ... Read on »
Mind over Matter by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have written about my heel some time back. I did a lot of exercises after which the pain receded. I was also wearing some special footwear to correct my flat foot. Th ... Read on »
Pain in the Back by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure My first few treks on CRF were a dream. Then there was Peb. Peb was a tough trek, we ventured to attempt it.......successfully.  However, my footwear was n ... Read on »
Article About me in OPEN a Magazine published in India by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure “I am not a sweet person,” says Samiir Halady, denying that his kidney failure was caused by diabetes. It has been 11 years since both of Halady’s kidneys failed, when h ... Read on »
Dreams - Camera by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have been trekking for almost 20 years now. In the 90s friends who were trekking with me were working in the International sales department of my company and used to car ... Read on »
Dreams - Car by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had a few dreams. One was to own a car and another was to own a good Digital SLR Camera. In 2002 March, it was when I decided that I would go in for a car, if n ... Read on »
Plantar Fisciitis by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The heel pain being excruciating and quite unbearable I went to an orthopedic doctor. He confirmed that the pain was due to plantar fisciitis. I tried to find ou ... Read on »
Heel Pain by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure During treks in the last few months, I was getting slower. My feet were hurting and more so after treks. This pain was normally receding completely within a couple of d ... Read on »
Trip to Chennai by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I take hemodialysis twice a week. Normally on mondays and fridays. I took the session in Mumbai on monday and left for Chennai on Tuesday. The induction was to start fr ... Read on »
New Place New Adventure by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Who says only treks are adventurous ? My trip to Chennai was one such adventure. The start up that I had joined almost went bust and I was in bad shape financially. ... Read on »
Back to Blogging by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Life has taken me thru lots of ups and downs. Its really adds to the adventure quotient Amazingly it makes life more interesting and fun to live At the same time it ... Read on »
Truly Complete by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure We have often gone trekking when it has been raining heavily. Lots of new comers drop out of treks only because its raining heavily. But we go on. The trek needs to be compl ... Read on »
Pain and Jokes by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When the going gets tough the tough get going ! Swami Vivekananda has been one of my inspirations in life. He had said something to the effect "The solution to weakness ... Read on »
Kidding by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There was a huge rush for the Bhimashankar trek. So we were dissuading new members from joining that one. One such new member had called to join and I invited the person to ... Read on »
Ash - winner by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Ashwin Hemmad and myself grew up together. When I was active in the KSA he wasnt that active in organising events. However, his talent was there for all to see. He was ... Read on »