December 2015

Monthly Archives

  • DOCTOR’S & KIDNEY FAILURE

    Many doctors are revered and some rightly so. This image of the doctor’s at Loma Linda transplanting Michael Machado are an example of true professionals, but sometimes a patient has issues with doctor’s and kidney failure. Because of various medical situations in my life,  I have experienced tremendous medical care and I have witnessed horrible doctors […]

  • LET’S TALK DIALYSIS

    What is dialysis There can be two definitions for the word dialysis, and in chemistry terms, dialysis is described as elements being separated in a liquid. While in medicine, it is described as the filtration of blood vessels in the body when the kidneys in the body could not function properly. It’s appropriate to discuss […]

  • MY KIDNEY FRIENDLY SPAGHETTI SAUCE

    I was scrambling around trying to figure out how to get the family spaghetti back on the table. Especially after my son was diagnosed with kidney failure. Thick, rich, garlic-infused red sauce was a staple for years in our household. The issue, of course, was that Michael was in kidney failure and could not eat […]

  • LIFE AFTER KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

    Though I have not had a kidney transplant, I am as close to the actual situation as you can get. I am the parent of a young man who was very sick one day; sick enough to send him to the ER and to receive a diagnosis that he was in kidney failure. I remember […]