Social Worker to person on dialysis…



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Social Worker to person on dialysis…

  • Social Worker to person on dialysis…

  • Stop stressing your self out!

  • Learn to take life with

  • a grain of salt.

  • Dialysis patient…

  • Are you kidding me?





What some of your most stressful times related to your CKD?

  • What some of your most stressful times related to your CKD?







Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

  • =

  • Chronic Stress









What do people tell you to do when you are stressed?

  • What do people tell you to do when you are stressed?









Understand what you can do without limitations, understand what you can do with some modifications, and realize what you cannot do.

  • Understand what you can do without limitations, understand what you can do with some modifications, and realize what you cannot do.

    • Previously a “long walk” was a couple miles… maybe now it’s a couple blocks
    • Maybe you can’t work right now, but maybe you can start getting yourself ready to work when you feel better.
    • Maybe you can’t travel around the world, but you can still visit family and friends out of state.


Things rarely go as planned…

  • Things rarely go as planned…

    • Long wait times for health care
      • Doctor running behind
      • Dialysis chair not ready
    • Prescription/order not ready
    • Traffic/parking
    • Leave something at home
    • Outpatient procedure ends up keeping you overnight
    • Expect a complication, hope for smooth sailing


Something to read or do while you are waiting.

  • Something to read or do while you are waiting.

  • Charger and headphones

  • Summary of your doctors/dialysis unit/transplant center, medical history, surgeries, allergies and medications. Email it to yourself and/or have as a “Note” in your phone.

  • Complete day of meds

  • Something that keeps you (physically) comfortable

  • SNACKS!!!

  • What do you bring??



Health

  • Health

  • Employment

  • Finances

  • Time

  • Role in family

  • Body image



Laughter is a great medicine

  • Laughter is a great medicine

    • Muscle relaxant
    • Immune system booster
    • Protects the heart
    • Releases endorphins
    • May help live longer
    • Burns calories!!!
  • Side effects/disclaimer







Questions, Concerns or Comments

  • Questions, Concerns or Comments




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