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[…]

Lockdown Blues

Lockdown Blues

Lockdown Blues Hi All, first let me say that I hope you are all doing the best you can during these crazy times we find ourselves in. I, like so many people during the first 3 months was unable to leave my flat at all and was finding that difficult as we all were. My[…]

Dialysis Away From Base – COVID-19 Guidance

Joint statement from professional and patient societies on dialysis away from base. With the decrease in the number of individuals with COVID-19 in the UK and the changes in national guidance including lifting of lockdown and a focus on individualised risk assessment we have been asked to provide a guidance statement on dialysis away from[…]

COVID-19 Q&As

COVID-19 Q&As from Dr Hameed Anijeet at Royal Liverpool Hospital COVID summary. Virus is spread primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, or speaks. Virus does not travel far which is why the current social distancing guideline is being[…]

Scrub Hub

Scrub Hub

BOLTON SCRUB HUB The Scrub Hub blog was written by Caroline Morrell, a new dialysis patient at the Bolton unit and also a member of Bolton Scrub Hub Few will forget the UK viral pandemic of Covid 19 in 2020 for many reasons. Those who became the essential workers keeping the country running, the NHS[…]

The travelling kidney…

The travelling kidney…   Gold standard, super duper insurance… Check Drugs squashed into their smallest transportable form…Check Clinic letters crumpled in my hand luggage…Check What could go wrong?? Believe it or not, getting sick abroad is practically my forte. I’m so good at it I can usually manage a hospitalisation in every country I visit.[…]

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