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SlowItDownCKD · 4d ago

Decisions, Decisions

A reader asked me how I choose the articles or studies I include in the blogs. Now you’ve got to remember that researching and I go way back. I was fortunate in that Research Writing was my ...
SlowItDownCKD · 1W ago

Movin’ On Up

Considering my family’s history, I’m vigilant about having colonoscopies. This year, however, there was an additional test – an endoscopy. You may have heard of this as an upper endoscopy, E...
SlowItDownCKD · 2W ago

Taming the Wild Weed

I know someone who is a kidney donor. That’s actually how we met. I went to a conference to learn what I could learn and she was there at the invitation of the presenters. I was drawn to her...
SlowItDownCKD · 3W ago

Giving Thanks

Thursday is the American Thanksgiving. This is what we were taught in grade school when I was a child: “In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast t...
SlowItDownCKD · 1M ago

Any Veterans Here?

Veterans Day was Saturday, although many schools and businesses chose to celebrate it on Friday. That confused me since I mistakenly thought all national holidays falling on the weekend in t...
SlowItDownCKD · 1M ago

Snap, Crackle, and Pop

I haven’t taken to eating boxed cereals, although I do thank Rice Krispies for coming up with that slogan. I’ve discovered there are drawbacks to being independent that I hadn’t thought abou...
SlowItDownCKD · 1M ago

There’s Always the Exception

And this is one of them. We all know I don’t write about dialysis, but I’ve been receiving bunches of emails lately asking if I would consider including this product, that book, or the other...
SlowItDownCKD · 1M ago

Not a Drug, a Medical Food

On a Facebook Chronic Kidney Disease support page, I mentioned that I use a medical food to help with my osteoarthritis. And then the questions started flying. Those of us who would prefer n...
SlowItDownCKD · 2M ago

Sex?

I know, I know. When you see that question on an application, you want to answer ‘yes,’ but you’re only given the choice of male or female. Well, at least that’s my experience. Okay, got tha...
SlowItDownCKD · 2M ago

Book It!

Every once in a great while, I’ll come across a Chronic Kidney Disease book that I want to share. I think there were only three or four of these in the last six years. Today, I add another o...