The Renal Support Network has published an audio presentation titled Living the Fullest Life Possible with Kidney Disease – Part One, featuring long-time Northwest dialysis patient and activist Bill Peckham sharing tips on getting the most out of life despite being on dialysis for twenty eight years. For example, Bill once took his portable dialysis machine with him down the Grand Canyon! Find that story at http://www.dciinc.org/newsroom/a-dialysis-patients-tale-rafting-the-grand-canyon/, and find Part One of the RSN audio at https://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/living-the-fullest-life-possible-with-kidney-disease-part-one/.
The Renal Support Network has published a podcast on A Prescription for Resilience, including insights on getting past feelings of despair and hopelessness. Find the audio presentation at https://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/a-prescription-for-resilience/.
This year’s topic for the Renal Support Network’s Annual Essay Contest, for people diagnosed with CKD, is Who Inspires, Encourages, or Educates You to Live Well with Kidney Disease? First prize is $500. Winning entries are published in print and online. Essays must be submitted by August 10, 2018. For full information and to enter the contest, see http://www.rsnhope.org/essay-contest/.
The Renal Support Network is presenting a KidneyTalk audio by Dr. Michael Fisher on Surviving Kidney Disease: Where There Is Hope, Anything Is Possible. Find the podcast at https://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/surviving-kidney-disease-where-there-is-hope-anything-is-possible/. Dr. Fisher’s website, at http://michaelfishermd.com/kidney-patients-organizer/, includes links to many useful resources.
The Renal Support Network has published a March 7, 2018 KidneyTalk podcast on Renal Warrior: the Power is Within You, a story about a 300-pound 34-year-old who, surprised by an unanticipated diagnosis of severe hypertension and ESRD, took responsibility for his own continued Life. Through a very gradual increase in exercise, he has lost 130 pounds over the last eighteen months, and is now on the transplant waitlist. Find the recording of the podcast, including a link to his ongoing Facebook page, at http://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/renal-warrior-power-within/.
NKF, the Portland Kidney Group, and Legacy Health will present a March 18, 2018 Patient & Community Education Symposium in Portland OR on Everyday Heroes and New Technology and Treatment Updates. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NKF/PrtldSymp2018.pdf.
The latest Renal Support Network KidneyTalk podcast is on My Kidney & Transplant Journey featuring the winner of the 2016 RSN essay contest. Find the audio recording at http://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/my-kidney-pancreas-transplant-journey/. The website also includes links to previous RSN KidneyTalk podcasts.