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Get Involved

Posted by Andrea Cox on August 2, 2020 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Planting inspiring seeds in the hearts and minds of people is amazing, but it is super amazing for dialysis patients, living donors and transplant recipients. Kidney disease causes many limitations in patient's physical, mental and social activities. Treatments tend to weigh you down, one day you're up, and the next day you are down, but "Don"t Give Up!" Miracles happen everyday. Take charge and Get involved. When you are told you must start dialysis, know your options and the best type of treatment suits your situation.

About the Buzz

Posted by Andrea Cox on August 2, 2020 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (2)



          

It Only Takes 1 One is Buzzing to share with you the latest Kidney news, events, contests and essays. You are invited to participate on this blog, respond to questions, and share comments on kidney disease and patient well being.

Transplant v Dialysis

Posted by Andrea Cox on August 2, 2020 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

                            During  the start of my dialysis journey I had limited information and a difficulty adjusting to a dialysis and the perks that came with it. A lot of talk and information was presented to me about the types of dialysis but very little information was revealed on transplanted kidney. .

I weighed the advantages and disadvantages of Homodialysis and  Peritoneal dialysis. The best choice for me was to have a kidney transplant. I am abundantly blessed to have been given the gift of life by  my son, David, bones of bones and flesh of my freash whom God had  protected and reserved just for me~his  mother. 


 

Proactive Engagement

Posted by Andrea Cox on August 2, 2020 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)



Upon reflecting on my dialysis and transplant journeys I wish I had been more of an active participant in my dialysis health care. you must shape your own direction. You are in the control mode when you choose to be proactive. You become reactive when the conditions around you dictate how you should live your best quality of life.

 

Ways to Be Proactive~

Understand what proactive mean

Believe in yourself

Know when and why you should make a decision

Learn how to self advocate

Develop workable strategies

Build self-esteem

Share some ways you are proactive in your health care?

 

 

Positive Mindset

Posted by Andrea Cox on August 2, 2020 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)



Amidst the many challenges that comes with Chronic kidney  disease we must keep a positive mindset. Focus on the brighter side of things and filter out all the things that are negative. Choose to be optimistic rather than pessimistic.  Reflect on  characteristics and traits associated wiyh a positive mindset. They are iItegrity~the trait of being straightforward, Resilience~never give up, Acceptance~learn from mistakes, Optimism~a willingness to make an effort,Gratitude~continuously appreciating the good  things in your life. You will develop and maintain a positive mindset.


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