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[…]

Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams Story

With thanks to Caroline Williams and Kidneys for Life for giving us permission to share Caroline’s story. Caroline Williams Story It was 2006, not too long after my 29th birthday.  I had been feeling tired for some time and suffering from frequent headaches, I just put this down to my busy social calendar and too[…]

British Transplant Games

British Transplant Games

As the British Transplant Games 2019 were officially launched in Newport earlier this week, I thought it would be good to share Zoe Dixon’s article on last year’s hugely successful games in Birmingham as a bit of inspiration to everyone to get involved. If you can go to Newport, whether as competitor or spectator, I[…]

World Kidney Day at Salford Royal

Brian Egerton’s report in words and pictures on World Kidney Day, 2018 at Salford Royal   Every year on the 2nd Thursday of March we celebrate World Kidney Day. This years theme was Kidney Disease and Women’s Health as it coincided with International Women’s Day being on the 8th March.At Salford Royal Hospital in the[…]

Videos on setting up and using a home dialysis machine

Helen Jennings, a great supporter of GMKIN, recently made three videos about her home dialysis processes. Your processes may differ dependent on the type of dialysis and the machine you’re using but these videos give a great overview of what’s involved in Home Haemodialysis.  When making your choice of dialysis make sure you work with[…]

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