October blog from Meisha

Learning to Embrace My Illness….. By Meisha A., Guest Blogger and Patient Ambassador Having kidney disease has not been an easy journey and truthfully I am not sure if “embrace” is the right term, but I have come to accept it.  Kidney disease has taught me to deal with things differently, especially with challenges that may […]

“Fistula First” Keeps Life-saving Options Open!

By Linda G., M.D. — Guest Blogger Check Out Recent CDC Recommendations on Reducing Infections The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in May 2013 results from a multi-center study on prevention of bloodstream infections in dialysis patients. The problem is enormous: during the study, 37,000 infections occurred in dialysis patients with central […]

Meshia’s July post — Happy one year anniversary to me!

By Meshia A., DPC Patient Ambassador and Guest Blogger Hello DPC family! I hope this message finds you well. Guess what? I am coming up on my one year anniversary of being transplanted on July 6, 2013.  As a kidney patient I think about how far I have come and in having a kidney transplant, […]

Maureen O’Brien — Kidney Pioneer & Hero

In the course of running my Facebook page, Kidney Stories, I have run into unusual and unique tales about people’s experiences with kidney failure, dialysis and kidney transplants.  Some of the stories include children, mother and daughter seeking a transplant, sister seeking a transplant or even entire sides of the family all afflicted with an […]

Chronic Kidney Disease and Sexuality

By Linda G., Guest Blogger Hi again! My name is Dr. Linda Gromko and I am a Seattle family practice physician who assisted my husband Steve Williams with both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for three-and-a-half years before his death in April 2011. In coordination with interior designer Jane C. McClure, I wrote Arranging Your Life […]