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psychonephrology posted a blog post

Death and Social Media

In July of 2013, NPR Weekend Edition host Scott Simon began tweeting…See More
5 hours ago
Tammy Treginning Badgero is now a member of Kidney Connect
11 hours ago
Kim Edwards replied to shirleymac's discussion Counselling
"I’m so sorry that you are having such a difficult time. I live in Ontario so I am unsure of what support services there are in British Columbia. Can you speak to your GP about counseling closer to your home?  Kim "
23 hours ago
shirleymac posted a discussion


Has anyone here had any luck with finding counselling through their Kidney Center Social Worker? I found it very odd that I told my social worker I’m terribly depressed. She said I need counselling. But when I asked for suggestions on where to get…See More
Profile IconCathy, Brianne Eveland, Bill Powell and 1 more joined Kidney Connect
Jerry diakiw posted a blog post

A shaggy Dog Organ Recital

A shaggy dog organ recital. My kidneys!  Tolvaptan, schlerotherapy The wonders of modern medicine!I have a hereditary disease called polycystic kidney disease . Interesting! I inherited it from either my mother or father and my daughters have a 50%…See More
Profile IconCostas and Buen T. Domingo joined Kidney Connect
Sue M replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"I am at stage 2/3 - lots of weird symptoms. What is the process of dialysis? Do you have to go every day?"
Sue M replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Lakeshore Hospital in the West Island.  "
Thomas Harper posted a photo
Jan 12
Thomas Harper replied to Randy's discussion Anti-rejection drugs
"I just received my new kidney on 7 Dec 2017.  The first thing I noticed was hot flashes and night sweats. The second thing was I was a little emotional. Sappy movies that I watched in the past would not bother me now they bring a tear to my…"
Jan 12
Thomas Harper updated their profile
Jan 12
Thomas Harper posted a discussion

Introducing myself

My name is Tom Harper. I was diagnosed with IGA Nephropathy in 2002. I was medically released from the military in 2008 for this condition.I started hemo dialysis on April of 2016 and later switched to peritoneal dialysis. I tried the machine but I…See More
Jan 12
Profile IconThomas Harper, Paula Smith and Loraine Murphy joined Kidney Connect
Jan 12
MrsCora replied to Donna's discussion Testing for transplant
"Different centers have different frequency of testing for crossmatch. Ultimately, everyone will test you and the donor at the last minute right before surgery. The sad truth is that that status can change without warning. While it was a long time…"
Jan 11
Shirley Lalonde is now a member of Kidney Connect
Jan 11

Blog Posts

Death and Social Media

Posted by psychonephrology on January 18, 2018 at 13:57 0 Comments

A shaggy Dog Organ Recital

Posted by Jerry diakiw on January 16, 2018 at 8:03 0 Comments

Dignity, death, & diarrhea

Posted by lorlee99 on December 23, 2017 at 17:19 2 Comments



Started by shirleymac. Last reply by Kim Edwards 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Introducing myself

Started by Thomas Harper Jan 12. 0 Replies

Testing for transplant

Started by Donna. Last reply by MrsCora Jan 11. 1 Reply




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