Living with Dialysis

Thoughts from Someone with ESRD

Please allow me to introduce myself.  Some of these articles you are reading, I wrote with firsthand knowledge of the topics—because I was a dialysis patient.   I was on in-center hemodialysis for years before receiving a cadaveric kidney transplant. Years ago, after...

Traveling with Dialysis

Even though you are on dialysis, you can travel safely to many places on earth, provided that you plan ahead.  What you need to plan for depends on what type of dialysis you do. Following are tips on traveling with dialysis.    Traveling with In-Center Hemodialysis If...

Paying For Dialysis Treatment

In this article, we examine the financial issues associated with paying for dialysis:  What are the costs of dialysis and related treatments, and what types of insurance cover these treatments?  We also look at some of the financial issues of kidney transplantation....

What is Dialysis Like

First, here is the good news:  Up till now, you have been experiencing a variety of strange symptoms, and you’ve wondered what was wrong.  Now the uncertainty and not knowing are over.  Your doctors have diagnosed you with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)—chronic kidney...