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Renal Failure Update

Lexi asked me to update all her friends in Blogville as to her condition while she is at the vet’s this morning getting another – and possibly final – kidney treatment. 319 more words

Miniature Schnauzer


No I didn’t study politics during my undergraduate years, nor during college or high school. However, somewhere along your medical training you pick up the minefield that is politics. 673 more words

Dying of cancer: the taboo questions

A very dear friend is in the final stages of his life:  18 months of invasive treatments  for leukaemia, including a stem cell transplant, have all failed and he is now in palliative care. 1,719 more words


Don't be hustled by HUS! (Haemeolytic Uremic syndrome)

Haemeolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is caused by the abnormal destruction of red blood cells. The damaged cells clog the filtering system in the kidneys, which can lead to life-threatening kidney failure. 54 more words


Dialysis Diaries Part 2 - What does it feel like?

Whenever I tell anybody that I am receiving dialysis treatment, it becomes apparent very quickly that there is one question that they are dying to ask. 1,624 more words


Kidney failure.


I didn’t get the news I was hoping for I found out that one of my kidneys will need to be removed. After a day of mixed emotions, breaking down in the hospital on my own and then trying to hold it together at a cafe with friends I’m feeling pretty dreary – hopeful that I’m not giving up but very depressed. 213 more words


A Beginning Hello

I am just trying to leave footprints behind on the Earth.

Not the sort akin to pollution and the damaging of the flora and fauna that we share this amazing planet with. 679 more words