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Stacy Vacation 2009: Day 4...Two Hours of Vertical Time by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The longer you're on Dialysis, no matter how hard you try, it starts to slowly and methodically kill you. Which is why "Vacation" has turned into "Excessive Bed Rest Time ... Read on »
Stacy Vacation 2009: Day 3...Labor of Loathing by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The last two vacations I took, it happened. My body decided to take a vacation, thus leaving me weak and dizzy in bed while it went out and had some personal time with that c ... Read on »
Stacy Vacation 2009: Day 2...Early Dizziness & Later Triumphs by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Weak. Exhausted. Full of doubt as to whether I would arise today or not. If it weren't for the Pittsburgh Steelers, I would still in bed stewing in my own lack of hygiene ... Read on »
Stacy Vacation 2009: Day 1...Why the Frak Am I At Work? by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yeah, I used a "Battlestar Galactica" reference. That's how I roll homies. My God, I sound like an idiotic moron. Or an moronic idiot. You decide. (It is the best dra ... Read on »
Life: The Sufferers Version by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When suffering from a major illness like kidney disease (or as I like to call it, Life Crusher 3000) you inadvertently become an observer of the human race. Most people I d ... Read on »
Late Score Coming In: Stacy 7, Dialysis 0 by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Occasionally there are tiny little moments in life that wash my way and momentarily restore my faith in humanity. They don't last long, so they become increasingly memorabl ... Read on »
Happy Frickin' New Year by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As I laid in bed today for the fourteenth consecutive hour, I pondered 2008. That's right. I didn't think about it. Or muse upon its happenings. Or gestate on the occurr ... Read on »
'Twas the Night Before Christmas @ Dialysis by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the clinic, Everyone was cleansing, even the cynics. The filters were hung by the machines with such care, That woman in ... Read on »
A Dialysis Christmas Miracle by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The following is a letter I wrote to our Clinical Manager on December 8, 2008: I am writing in regards to the recently updated Patient Rights & Responsibilities printout th ... Read on »
Inner Virtue, Outer Hell by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I often wonder if I don't deserve my fate. Believe it or not, I wasn't always this caustic. Five years ago before this ordeal began, I was hopeful and virile, yet ankle ... Read on »
Free Floating Hostility: Holiday Edition by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure If Dialysis has allowed me any luxuries, its the ability to get in touch with my anger freely and without restraint. Now certain people will read that and think, "Well, tha ... Read on »
Christmas @ Dialysis by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Santa Claus has never visited a Dialysis clinic. Nor has Jesus. Or God. But wacky Social Workers have. I dread Christmas every stinking year at treatment, mostly becau ... Read on »
Stacy Bizarro World by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Guess how I celebrated the impending angioplasty on my Dialysis fistula I was going to have to endure? That's right. I threw up. If you chose "Stacy throws up every mo ... Read on »
I've Seen This One Before by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure You know those nights when your body is aching from the indignation that is your career and you decide to treat yourself? Bowl of steaming buttered popcorn. Small glass of ... Read on »
Stacy's Favorite Dialysis Media Clips Ever by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Dialysis has somehow slowly filtered its way into popular culture and does so on a regular basis. Here are a few of my favorite clips: Fortunately my clinic isn't ne ... Read on »
The 1st Annual Stacy Dialysis Patient Awards by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Ladies and gentleman of the Blogosphere, I have endured Dialysis now for 4 years, 6 months and 14 days. Thus, I deem myself complete authority over creating, writing and ... Read on »
The Double Edged Sword of Dialysis by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This topic was brought up by the daughter of one of the patients atIHateDialysis.comabout the pros and cons of treatment, so I thought I would address it here. The most pos ... Read on »
Daytime Patient Goons by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I'll be the first to scream into the hills that I'm a pain-in-the-ass patient. But as I approach five years of hellish treatment, I must admit I ask for very little. I'm ... Read on »
The Dork Knight by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The fact of the matter is I'm tenacious. Anything I've ever desired, I've gone after with a vim and vigor some would find obsessive. But with Dialysis, some parts of ... Read on »
Futility by Stacy Without An E .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Tonight Stabby McStabalot ignored my pleas for mercy and continued forcing in the needle of shame. He'd bounce into some calcification on the left and scrape some nerves. ... Read on »