Pat’s Adventures in Dialysis

  Thursday, May 28, 2015 The “We’re Back in the Midwest! Well in Illinois!”, edition. Good morning!  Whew!  Yesterday was a long day. And despite the time change, I am up at 5:30 AM. Except it’s Central time instead of Pacific time. Go figure. Well, yesterday was travel day.  We went to Champaign, Illinois with […]

Treatment Supply Checklist for Travel

I suggest packing a separate large ziploc bag of supplies for each treatment planned during your vacation. (Some centers will include these in your supply orders, so ask.) Then all you have to do is grab the bag for that day’s treatment and set up and go. Amount of supplies will vary depending on patient […]

A Travel Primer for Dialyzors

Leaving on a Jet plane: Flying with a PD cycler or NxStage System One Travel brings you new vistas and broadens your world. When you choose home dialysis, you can travel without having treatments at a center you don’t know. Instead, you can do your own treatments. And, you don’t have to plan your work […]

Vacation Inventory Request Form

NXSTAGE INVENTORY VACATION REQUEST Today’s Date:  __________________________ Patient Name:       ___________________________________                                      Patient ID #:  ______________________ Address: ___________________________________________ Phone:  ____________________________________________ Vacation Dates:  __________thru__________  Please ship to arrive no later than: _________________   Dialysate Bags Needed: _____________________ Cartridges: __________________________ Ship To  Address: Debbie Dialyzor (Guest confirmation #126675) c/o The Westin Kierland Villas 15620 North Clubgate Dr. Scottsdale, AZ […]

Flying the Friendlier Skies

(From Jim McFarlin’s Blog “Just Kidneying”)  Jetting Down South to Orlando this week to attend and present at the 4th Annual Home Dialyzors United (HDU) “Meet Up and Conference,” I couldn’t help thinking about a similar flight I took in this direction several years ago. In Atlanta, a burly baggage handler at the Hartsfield-Jackson International […]