Clinical Psychology Q&A

  Question  I have CKD and I am finding it difficult to discuss my diagnosis, and future need for a kidney transplant or dialysis, with my family and friends. Is this normal and what is the best way to overcome this?  Answer   Many people find it difficult to talk to their family and friends about[…]

My Week on Home Haemodialysis

by Jackie Yates Starting haemodialysis at home is a little daunting, but also liberating. It doesn’t take any less time than it would in the unit, and you have to be self-disciplined to do the required dialysis sessions, as well as all the necessary setting up, disposal of clinical waste, and routine maintenance needed. The[…]

My Dialysis Journey So Far by Pat Greenwood. March 2023

Over 30 years ago, I was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy following blood and urine tests prior to a trial for asthma medication. Although I hardly had any symptoms apart from raised blood pressure; over time, my kidney function gradually declined. It hardly affected my life at all – I had a healthy baby boy in[…]

Q&A with Patti O’Kane (RN)

When we established the Cheshire and Merseyside Kidney Information Network (CaMKIN) one of the first suggestions on the CaMKIN Facebook Group was a facility to have regular Questions and Answers sessions from patients to the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) at Royal Liverpool. This page is devoted to those Questions and Answers sessions. Questions and Answers, Session[…]

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