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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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Kids Trek - An Unique Event by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When we were kids we grew up in the comfort of home. We were so engrossed in our studies and other "extracurricular activities" that we never really got an opportunity to ch ... Read on »
Experiments with Sodium Control by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I started on dialysis I studied the process and realised that it was a chemical process along with drawing excess fluid out of the body. The incidence of hypotension/ ... Read on »
Kohoj by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Kohoj was a trek that someone else from the group was supposed to lead. However the member was extremely busy and expressed inability to take it up. Kohoj was ... Read on »
Nakhind by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When we went to Peb last year, we had met three guys who had climbed Nakhind and then walked upto Peb and from thereon gone ahead to Matheran via Kalyan Darwaja. ... Read on »
Sharing Lives by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When we trekked earlier (in the 90s) it was in small groups. We knew each other well and had that bonding and trust that made trekking with each other such a pleasure. We we ... Read on »
Harishchandragad by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As we do for most treks, we took the last train leaving from CST and got off at Kalyan. After spending the night on the platform, ... Read on »
Will I Wont I ? by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I last trekked in 2001, before being diagnosed with the kidney ailment, Harishchandragad was next on my schedule. Well then I was unwell and for a while started ... Read on »
Back to Blogging by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Since I started blogging some three years ago I have never taken such a huge break in between my posts. Hence in a way this post is something of a come back for me. I ... Read on »
Happy Birthday V Hikerz - Clean up of Kondana Caves Trek Route by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When V Hikerz was formed, one of the common bonds we had was love for nature. We completed one year as V Hikerz on 27th. It was an occasion to celebrate. And We celebrated ... Read on »
Just a Chance by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure But you are egoistic they say. You are feeling insecure they say. If you ask them why, there is no answer. You are labelled the bad guy. Based on som ... Read on »
Change and Learning by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There have been many ups and downs in life. So much so that the mind has got trained to view any incident as just an incident and not an up or down. This is because even if ... Read on »
Peb a.k.a Vikatgad by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In our attempt to explore new places for trekking, we decided to go to Peb. I had heard that it was a difficult one, but one of our groupies was very keen to go there. So we ... Read on »
Sagargad by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure V Hikerz was a very active group. We had been to our regular trekking destinations. Our new members were now more or less accustomed to what trekking was. It was maybe the r ... Read on »
Bharat Bandh - A Memorable Trek by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The prices of fossil fuels in India are monitored by the government. In fact all the petrol/diesel prices are determined by them. And whenever these prices increase, all tra ... Read on »
Introduction to Trekking by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Lohagad is a very easy trek. In fact its one of the easiest ones. Hence it is a very popular trekking destination and has also become almost a picnic spot. There are ... Read on »
Naneghat - The Return Journey by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was in a bad shape. A very severe bout of cramps had me. One group member had her shoes torn and I had offered her my shoe. Which meant that I had no footwear. We were 3 ... Read on »
Naneghat by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had missed the first trek of the season, Dukes Nose as I had to attend a family function. I could not have missed it. So I missed the trek. It was heartening to note that ... Read on »
V Hikerz Blog by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Being busy has its own consequences. We tend to forget everything else that we enjoy doing. In my case I have been busy with work and treks. Well in my case at least I ha ... Read on »
True Happiness by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure There was a time when I got started on dialysis. My world collapsed. I was at a loss as to how to live life. It was not easy to accept the fact that I would not li ... Read on »
The Challenge by Samiir H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have seen dialysis from close quarters. Its really tough to face all the time. I have seen some friends lose their lives while on dialysis, very similar conditions to th ... Read on »