Thursday, November 7, 2013

Home Dialysis was the Best Gift I Could Have Given to My Husband!

In looking back over my late husband's multiple health problems, e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal failure, peripheral vascular disease, etc., it's clear that quality of life was the thing that ultimately mattered most.

Steve Williams in 2009, on home
hemodialysis at the time

Home dialysis - first hemodialysis, and later peritoneal - offered Steve the best possible mobility, flexibility, and access to some semblance of normalcy. It gave him more time with his daughter, Brita, and more time with his many friends.

As strong advocates for home dialysis, Interior Designer Jane C. McClure and I have written the first of a four-part series on "Setting Up Your Home Dialysis Unit - Without Feeling Like You're Living in an ICU!" Check it out in the Patient's Voice Blog:

Remember, home dialysis can be an enormous gift. Learn to do it!

Linda Gromko, MD