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[…]

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.[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

Reann's Kidney Failure

Reann’s Kidney Failure Story

Reann’s Kidney Failure Story   Diagnosis & Starting Dialysis In June 2009 I got rushed into Whiston Hospital  with severe swelling and after lots of tests. I got diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) at the age of 15. In 2012 when I was 18, I had a PD tube fitted.  I[…]

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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