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[…]

Slight return

Emotions and Music (slight return)

Introduction A few years ago I wrote a blog on how music could trigger emotions in us and that particular pieces of music were often linked to specific memories. (Emotions and Music). Cristina recently shared a link on Twitter to the original blog and challenged me to add a few more pieces of music. In[…]

Shirley and her CaMKIN experience

Shirley and her CaMKIN experience

Blog from a CaMKIN member, Shirley and her CaMKIN experience. I first heard of “CaMKIN” through a mutual friend so I requested to join the group, which led me to attending the Coffee and Cake meet up on 29.06.19 at Café Lucaya in Liverpool. I attended the group event and was really happy to meet[…]

Phil Hardy's Story

Phil Hardy’s Story

Phil Hardy’s Story A CRASH LANDER! My name is Philip Hardy, born in 1947. I’m a semi-retired print engineer originally from Denton in Manchester. I hope this may be of interest to you and your team, also for any patient who has had a similar condition. In May 2018 I became tired and lost appetite,[…]

Escape Pain

  Escape Pain Dear All I wanted to share an initiative that I have only recently heard of called “Escape Pain”.  This has got a web site at https:\\escape-pain.org It is a brilliant rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain, usually arthritis of the knees and/or hips.  What it has been really good at,[…]

12th Annual Dialysis

The 12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference

12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference The 12th Annual Dialysis conference is at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester as usual. It takes place between September 25th and 27th. The first day is devoted to the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland (VASBI). You can register for any or all of the three days and[…]

Dying to Live

I’m Dying to Live

I’m dying to live! I’d never seen something so beautiful. The sun glazed the snow-capped mountains, the occasional cloud drifted past the summit and I couldn’t wipe this stupid enormous smile off my face. As I sat eating my lunch amongst the highest peaks in North Wales, I just didn’t know if I’d ever top[…]

Giving a Gift

Spare Kidney: Good Working Order

Spare Kidney:  GWO Even though I had been a renal nurse for many years it had never occurred to me that I could be a live kidney donor in the paired/pool scheme.  My only experience of live donation had been through patients whose family or friends had donated. While working as a Renal Therapy specialist[…]

A father donates to his son

A father donates to his son

We have been following Joe for some time now, most recently we featured his return to dialysis following the failure of his transplant. This blog and accompanying video features Joe and his father Philip as they go through living donation as a father donates to his son. A father donates to his son I confess[…]

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