Part 1 Good times in dialysis is that even possible? As I was thinking about a title for this blog I had to laugh a little because this was a question that someone asked, and I thought to myself If they only knew I mean you have heard the saying “What goes on at dialysisContinue reading “Good times in dialysis”
Author Archives: Kidney Trails Editing Team
The Second Covid Vaccine and Beyond.
COVID-19 has had such a negative impact in the world but as with my last post about COVID-19 I still believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel and at the end of each day that light shines brighter and brighter. After the first shot I felt much better after the secondContinue reading “The Second Covid Vaccine and Beyond.”
What’s New with the Renal Diet?
In 2020, the National Kidney Foundation Quality Guidelines for Nutrition were updated to recommend a healthier plant based, whole foods diet for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with or without dialysis. With this in mind, renal diet recommendations encompass more heart healthy guidelines. This will allow for a greater variety of food offerings for theContinue reading “What’s New with the Renal Diet?”
My First Year
Ashley “Smash” McGinnis Dialysis Patient Technician Fresenius Medical Care, North America
Are you a fan!
Are you ready for some football? The Super Bowl will be happening soon in 2021. Perhaps this year you are watching the Super Bowl at home with your family due to the pandemic. You can still enjoy appetizer type foods and not feel guilty about “cheating” on your renal diet. Even if you areContinue reading “Are you a fan!”
The Kidney Disease Rollercoaster
From a 20 year old Sports & Fitness Studies student, to kidney Failure, to becoming the “Fastest Sick Person in Europe”. Or, I could start with; healthy student, to dialysis patient, to transplant recipient, back to dialysis patient, to transplant recipient again, to husband and father, to… I love the KidneyTrails.com goal of “…bringing real life experienceContinue reading “The Kidney Disease Rollercoaster”
Light at the End of COVID Valley
So I beat COVID right? To think about beating COVID to some may be unthinkable and unattainable but to me it was attainable and very possible and now it is a story that I will share with my future grandchildren. I can see it now sitting in my easy chair and my future grandchildren sittingContinue reading “Light at the End of COVID Valley”
I like to be creative in the kitchen. Most nights I assess what is available in the refrigerator and cupboard, then go straight to work, making what I call “a concoction”. My family has learned to approach with caution, but they end up enjoying most dishes. They have started rating me on the dishes asContinue reading “Kitchen Creations”
Traveling through COVID Valley
Through I walk through the valley of shadow and death I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. As I looked at the number on my phone I knew that it was the on call doctor calling me back. Hello Anthony, this is the on-call physician I wanted to let you know yourContinue reading “Traveling through COVID Valley”
I am a kidney transplant patient, and I had COVID.
This is a statement that never dreamed that I would say but yet I am saying it today as I write about my experience with COVID. This is part of the adventure and part of my journey along the Kidney Trails. I remember being at work one day and hearing COVID. It is a wordContinue reading “I am a kidney transplant patient, and I had COVID.”