Switching Partners

2015, however, was not to end on the best of terms for me and my clinic. My nurse for the past year left for greener pastures. As I waited patiently for a new nurse to take over, I realized how important, almost symbiotic, my relationship with my clinic had become. Next to my fistula, this was an important lifeline, and when, after almost two months, no new had nurse appeared, I felt at sea.  Continue reading

Change is in the Air

It seems only fitting that as 2015 draws to a close, I should pause and reflect on all that I experienced throughout the year, and ponder about what 2016 might hold in store. But first, I must apologize for ignoring my blog. I had every intention of faithfully recording my journey on dialysis. But the best laid plans got sidelined when, early last year, I was invited to join the board of the only patient run advocacy organization that supports home dialysis. I hopped a plane and headed to New Orleans, to the Annual Dialysis Conference, and the rest, as they say, is history. I have never worked so hard, for so little money, and received so many intangible rewards, in my entire life.  Continue reading