Shared Decision Making for kidney patients

With many thanks to Kate McNulty for allowing us to share this video.  Shared Decision Making (SDM) is a useful resource to identify your options when you’re approaching the point where you need to decide which type of dialysis is most suitable for you.  It will also help you talk in greater detail to your[…]

ALL THE KING’S HORSES AND ALL THE KING’S MEN…..

So I started dialysis last week Tuesday… What a nerve racking period it was, pre-dialysis. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t stop thinking about what could go wrong..infections, the tube not working, pulling it out of my body by mistake etc; above all the fact that this is my life now. I would no longer be[…]

My body, my dialysis choice

Unwittingly thrust into the renal world with CKD back in the 1950’s, I never really had any control in the treatment options until I was informed that my kidney function had reached a point where dialysis had to be considered for my future treatment. Fortunately with the proactive support of my CKD team I was[…]