The Patient's Voice: Education

By James Myers, DPC Patient Ambassador
December 6, 2013

On the website for the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, there is an announcement about Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. It says you can give one of three ways:  your voice, your time or your dollars.  As a dialysis patient, I don’t know about you, but I don’t have any money.  But 2 things that I have a lot of are voice and time, and I am more than happy to lend those to the cause of defeating PKD. 

By Meshia Adams, DPC Patient Ambassador
November 7, 2013

If you asked me if I was an engaged patient I would tell you yes. I can tell you what my last lab values are; I am compliant with taking my medications and see my doctors on a regular basis. I consider myself to be a responsible patient who is closely involved in my healthcare needs.

By Linda Gromko, MD and Jane C. McClure
November 7, 2013

Home dialysis offers unparalleled advantages for many kidney patients. Yet, living with home dialysis can make a family feel like they’re living in an Intensive Care Unit! It’s easy to get discouraged or overwhelmed. We (Linda, the doctor, and Jane, the designer) are here to help you set up your home dialysis unit so that your life is as comfortable and as convenient as it can be.

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