Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mukhtiar’s Story: Living with Kidney Disease since 1992

June 19, 2012 – Mukhtiar was diagnosed with kidney disease in 1992. In this video he talks in detail about the ups and downs that come with kidney disease and dialysis. He candidly shares his experiences with kidney failure, trying to work while on dialysis, peritoneal dialysis, in-centre hemodialysis and home hemodialysis and the ‘kidney…
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Consuella’s Story – Progression of Kidney Disease to Peritoneal Dialysis

Consuela Didn’t Know She Had Kidney Disease June 7, 2012 – Consuella Brass was an active woman. She went to the gym, played with her nieces and nephews and often worked more than full-time. “I felt fine – just fatigued,” says the 44-year-old. At first she attributed feeling tired to her hectic work schedule but…
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Jennifer’s Story – Peritoneal to Home Hemodialysis

 June 2012 Living with Kidney Disease: Jennifer’s Story Jennifer Laferriere appears to be a healthy, happy person. She’s raised two daughters – now teenagers – has a little entourage of beloved pets and as of late has been trying her hand at extreme couponing. Nothing about the 41-year-old indicates she has kidney disease or that…
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Talk to Someone Who Has Lived With Kidney Disease

If you are newly diagnosed with kidney disease, it can be overwhelming. Talking with someone who has shared your experience can help. The Kidney Foundation of Canada offers The Kidney Connect Program which connects individuals with others who have experience living with kidney disease and receiving treatments such as dialysis. To request peer support now,…
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