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RIP My Sweet Buddy Cat

My dearest Buddy cat,

I still remember when I first saw you when you were just a few months old. You were black with a bit of white on your belly and had two white toes, one on each back leg. 758 more words

Out patient surgery shouldn't last this long!

SURVIVAL TIP: About 2,000 people in North Carolina are on waiting lists for a kidney. In South Carolina, nearly 800 wait for a kidney (as of 08/21/15)1. 812 more words


I Am a Childhood Cancer Survivor Forty Years. It is Never "Over."

September 4th is right around the corner. It is Childhood cancer awareness day. 41 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3B Hodgkins. I was 7 years old. 386 more words


A sad anniversary - Part 1

For me and for many who were touched by this horrific event.  On August 23, 2005 a storm formed in the Atlantic that would become the costliest and one of the five most deadly hurricanes in the history of the United States.  1,250 more words


"Eliminating the fear of travelling abroad for dialysis patients"

Strong together! Virtus Vita is a global travel agency specialised for dialysis patients providing safe and stress-free holiday. In our interview Aris Bailan, Executive Director of Virtus Vita explains… 26 more words

Renal Disease

Vascular access hemorrhage – How to prevent and what to do in case of emergency

Vascular access hemorrhage can be a fatal complication of hemodialysis, but it is a potentially preventable one. Several studies identified the following risk factors:

  1. Access-related complications that occurred within six months prior to bleeding deaths, such as: stenosis, local sepsis, aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms…
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Renal Disease

I'm not really that sick

SURVIVAL TIP: Know that your family wants the best for you. Most will honor your request not to come to the hospital. But if you love them, keep them updated so they can pray instead of wondering and imagining the worst. 483 more words