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[…]

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[…]

Staff sing Christmas carols to renal patients

On Wednesday 20th December, doctors, nurses, support workers, health care assistants and dieticians all sang Christmas carols to renal patients. It brought smiles and Christmas cheer to patients who were on dialysis, patients on ward H3 and members of staff. It was also rewarding to the members of the choir. Veronica, who works in the[…]

Mike Kewley on his experience of living with kidney disease

Mike Kewley, committee member of MRI KPA, shares his experience of living with kidney disease. Mike Kewley – kidney transplant patient I started my personal kidney journey in 1998 when I was diagnosed with end stage renal failure by Renal Consultant Dr Ackrill at Withington hospital. I was familiar with the disease as my mother[…]

Naqeeb Qureshi on donating a kidney to his mother

Article For GMKIN In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Waoo, it has been Four Years Now (13 September 2013-2017) since my mum has her transplant done at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI). We arrived in this country in July 2012 as a family to live and progress our life and careers[…]

Janet Cairnie’s Complementary Therapy blog

BLOG 5 April 2016 This month started with an article to prepare for Leo Clifton the Volunteer Co-ordinator to place in this months ‘Volunteer’ magazine. It gave a description of my role and how I am recruiting and training Volunteers. The Presentations and meetings are going really well. So far I have covered West Lancashire[…]

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