Kitchen Creations

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”

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.”

Dialysis, Drawing and Motivational Talks….

Fall was here and I was still waiting, hoping that some miracle would happen. Maybe my kidneys would regain function and I would not have to do dialysis. I know what the doctor said that I was ESRD and my kidneys would not regain function but still was anything possibly or maybe I would getContinue reading “Dialysis, Drawing and Motivational Talks….”

Redesigning my Dialysis Treatment: By Thelma Desjarlis

 Three days after we had just moved into our newly purchased home, our seemingly normal life was about to be rattled by this unforgiving disease. We were so busy unpacking our things when all of a sudden, I felt funny, and a nagging pain in my head became so excruciating that I started vomiting endlessly.Continue reading “Redesigning my Dialysis Treatment: By Thelma Desjarlis”

Is it possible to travel on dialysis?

When can I go on vaction? That is a question that I am sure that many have that are on dialysis. Now I do want to say here that pre-covid days, this is a question that many of the medical staff would say, when do you want to travel and where do you want toContinue reading “Is it possible to travel on dialysis?”

Dialysis from the Inside (Part 1)

My name is Marco Antonio Santana and I was born in Paterson, New Jersey.  My large family spent only the first few years of my life there before moving to Massachusetts, where we have lived ever since.  My childhood was very normal and included all the typical bumps and bruises associated with having four siblings. Continue reading “Dialysis from the Inside (Part 1)”