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Ainsley John commented on TimBergmann's blog post A Rookie's Take on Dialysis: Ten Things I Have Learned So Far
"Generally kidney stones are just analyzed when they begin to bring about shocking agony. Different sorts of testing can uncover the stones.  http://www.swataracreekinn.com/kidney-stones /   "
May 25
doris wright commented on TimBergmann's blog post One Year Post Transplant
"very inspiring. Thanks   Doris"
Aug 18, 2016
Kim commented on TimBergmann's blog post Ten Things I Would Have Missed Out On Had My Kidneys Not Failed
"Thanks for the post! I've had ckd for 18 years now - I'm 31 - and have been lucky enough to not be on dialysis yet but I've had other opsticals. I myself have seen the silver lining to kidney disease. Some days though, I have trouble…"
Aug 15, 2016
hanna273 commented on TimBergmann's blog post Ten Things I Would Have Missed Out On Had My Kidneys Not Failed
"thank you for good words - I am trying now to do all things what should be done /legal - for my present and for my future too and comfort my husband in this moments .../ I am keep thinking that after storm sun is coming out .... have a great day…"
Aug 15, 2016
TimBergmann commented on TimBergmann's blog post Ten Things I Would Have Missed Out On Had My Kidneys Not Failed
"hey hanna273,  i'm so sorry for the heavy load you are carrying.  i am praying that you find strength, hope and peace in the midst of this terrible circumstance.  "
Aug 13, 2016
hanna273 commented on TimBergmann's blog post Ten Things I Would Have Missed Out On Had My Kidneys Not Failed
"IT IS VERY INTERESTING AND INSPIRING STORY YOUR WIFE IS AN ANGEL ,BRAVO .... I JUST BECOME CKD PATIENT IN MAY 2016 ... IT IS HARD AND FEW DAYS AGO MY HUSBAND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER / COLON CANCER WITH SPREADING ON LIVER AND LUNGS .../ IT IS SO…"
Aug 12, 2016
shirleymac commented on TimBergmann's blog post A Rookie's Take on Dialysis: Ten Things I Have Learned So Far
"Thanks Tim for sharing your experience. I think I'm about 18 months from starting dialysis if all goes well. I appreciate hearing about other's experiences."
Sep 24, 2015
TimBergmann commented on TimBergmann's blog post A Rookie's Take on Dialysis: Ten Things I Have Learned So Far
"hey Terry.  oh man. we drove by the dialysis centre yesterday and all those memories came flooding back on me.  i pray that you do well on your treatment. i totally remember those days of feeling so tired.  i'd nap twice a day.…"
Aug 14, 2015
naptownblue commented on TimBergmann's blog post A Rookie's Take on Dialysis: Ten Things I Have Learned So Far
"Tim - I found your blog entry today after Googling "my first dialysis treatment". Thank you for writing what you did - it's awesome knowing there are supportive people out there. While I wouldn't wish kidney disease on anybody,…"
Aug 7, 2015
Kim commented on TimBergmann's blog post Ten Things I Would Have Missed Out On Had My Kidneys Not Failed
"Totally disagree on the banana flavored stuff! Yuck! Lol. I had to take it for a month when my wbc dropped and I was more then excited to go back to my chalky pills lol"
Jul 10, 2015
TimBergmann commented on TimBergmann's blog post Ten Things I Would Have Missed Out On Had My Kidneys Not Failed
"thanks Robert L.  I couldn't agree more!"
Jun 15, 2015
Robert L commented on TimBergmann's blog post Ten Things I Would Have Missed Out On Had My Kidneys Not Failed
"Another benefit:  becoming our own health advocates backed up with (sometimes) years of experience and (dare I say it) expertise.  Because of this situation, I can ask he right questions and make better informed decisions about my health.…"
Jun 15, 2015
Hilary commented on TimBergmann's blog post TEN THINGS I WOULD HAVE MISSED OUT ON HAD MY KIDNEYS NOT FAILED
"Incredible! And what can I say to 3 and the big comfy chair?... Except maybe, I truly get it! Lol Thank you!"
Jun 10, 2015
shirleymac commented on TimBergmann's blog post TEN THINGS I WOULD HAVE MISSED OUT ON HAD MY KIDNEYS NOT FAILED
"Wonderful post. Thanks Tim!"
Jun 7, 2015
Iain McLaren commented on TimBergmann's blog post TEN THINGS I WOULD HAVE MISSED OUT ON HAD MY KIDNEYS NOT FAILED
"Another incredible blog Tim - I love your positivity! I chuckled at the joke about drug testing at the Transplant games :) Are you a participant in the games? Which event?"
Jun 5, 2015
TimBergmann commented on TimBergmann's blog post One Year Post Transplant
"Iain, I'm down to about twenty pills a day.  it's great!"
Jun 3, 2015

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Ten Things I Would Have Missed Out On Had My Kidneys Not Failed

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 23:30 10 Comments

1.  Knowing from experience that health is an incredible gift

Who thinks of health as a gift when healthy?  I never did. Health was something I took for granted, something I deserved.  Health was par for the course, standard practice, basic requirement.  It wasn’t until health was taken away that…

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One Year Post Transplant

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 20:37 7 Comments

 

Wow.  It's May 28, 2015.

One year ago today, I woke up from an operation that made a massively significant difference in my life.  That morning I had a total kidney function of 5% but by the afternoon, that had gone up to a whopping 50%.

My beautiful wife donated…

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Amazing New Kidney

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 13:26 0 Comments

This amazing little kidney

The gift that keeps giving

Especially with semantics

When "kept alive" becomes…

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Pre to Post Transplant Journey

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:39 4 Comments

This is a vid I made chronicling our pre to post transplant journey.  Today also happens to be our 27th Anniversary and Jennifer's gift to me was overwhelmingly extraordinary.  …

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At 17:48 on March 9, 2015, Angie Bravo said…
Tim - As a fellow dialysis patient, I found your article to be true to life and really well written. I think what you're doing by sharing your experiences from the beginning is GREAT. Not only for others to understand or at least get some understanding of what dialysis patients go through but, for you "mentally" as the patient. It can truly be a rough go, but attitude is everything. And, if you have a strong support system you are that much luckier. I wish you all the best and look forward to more posts!
At 10:48 on March 4, 2014, Kris Gaudet said…
Thank you for this blog. I'm 25 yeard old and I've been on dialysis since August of last year and this article describes it perfectly. No one will truly how it feels until that person is sitting in that chair. A lot of people at work see me as "healthy" but they don't see the part where the massive headaches start or when blood pressure drops. The line that meant the most to me is "I'm not dead!".. Thanks again and best of luck with getting your transplant. God Bless,

Kris Gaudet
St. John's, NL
At 23:30 on February 26, 2014, Leta said…

Happy birthday, Tim!

At 15:31 on February 26, 2014, Hilary said…
Very nice - you write, and you bake!... Hope your treatment goes smoothly and quickly, so you can get home to your family to enjoy the rest of the day.
At 8:30 on February 26, 2014, Iain McLaren said…

Happy Birthday Tim! Thanks so much for being part of our community - we appreciate all you do.

At 6:55 on February 26, 2014, Hilary said…
Happy Birthday Tim! Any plans to celebrate your special day?...
At 17:07 on January 5, 2014, Hilary said…
Welcome to Kidney Connect Tim. Thanks so much for your active participation in the last few days. Please let us know if you have any questions. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you.
 
 
 

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