"God Help You. You're on Dialysis.” - page 4

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    The First problem and issue with your post, is that you are making a judgement and the Cleveland Clinic does not know what causes diabetes, nor do the Nephrology departments at the University of Cincinnati, Indiana University, or the Mayo Clinic. Second, many Nephrologists believe that Statins might be causing kidney failure and the absolute risk of an individual to have a heart attack, regardless of health condition, yes, even diabetes or dialysis, is 0.2 percent absolute risk. Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, Professor of Nephrology and Professor of Clinical Chemistry:
    "As mentioned above, statin drugs have caused serious kidney failure and death in perfectly healthy patients, amnesia, widespread nerve and muscle damage, and recently have been implicated in the development of statin related ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease) and Parkinson’s disease."

    Jerome Kassirer-Former Head Editor of the New England of Medicine, Distinguished Professor of Nephrology: "Statins are of little benefit to the vast majority of the population." If you are curious, my primary care had Dr. Kassirer in Medical School, said he was "Smart as He!!."

    In addition, the human system or body is not made to get rid of 48 hours of fluid in 4 hours. The lack of common sense in this system, truly blows me away. If Nocturnal dialysis was being given, 6 hours per day, 6 days per week, these issues would go away. YET, the patient is blamed, first and foremost. We would not want to be blamed for not washing our hands after taking out the trash, would we?

    How many of you would have your family member receive this type of care, zero??? I filed one complaint with Davita over five years about the FA screaming at me like an idiot, because I could not afford to pay $4.05 per gallon to drive to receive fistula training, five days per week, driving an hour and a half, 5 days per week. As you can imagine, the complaint was ignored by the Davita social worker. What about patients being discharged for complaining about staff ignoring infection control??? Do you think that is a moral policy, yes, no? In fact, 90% of patients are being discharged for issues in relation to care. Planet Earth to FA!!!!

    Would you tolerate this style of care for yourselves or a loved one???? Honestly, if you say "Yes" I think you are full of bull. My RN mom and my RN sister would never, ever tolerate this type of care, not in a million years, if you are lucky.

    Some on this board think I am loud, guess what, the majority of you would be loud, if you were receiving this level of substandard care. Our nation gets annoyed and upset when human beings of other nations are treated as a subhuman. Yet, where are these same standards in dialysis????

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    Look in the mirror to the way you treat dialysis patients.
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    As a former police officer, most women in this day and age, seem to be interested in drunks, bums, and fools. Yes, I have been to many church dances and it is the same type of nonsense and stupidity. My RN mom was a great woman and I have known many great women from the past, but in this day and age, they only seem to be interested in losers.
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    "Do as I say, not as I do."
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    I am also a four year college graduate and I worked while I was at the University. Worked with physically and mentally challenged individuals, think autism. I have never had any substance abuse issues in my life. In fact, I have more education than most people in dialysis. Yet, I have been treated like a child in the past, can you explain that type of behavior on the part of the dialysis staff?
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    The cause of diabetes is unknown- Cleveland Clinic.
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    We spend more on education than most countries on this earth. In fact, we spend more on education than we do on defense(New York Times Almanac).
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    I am a college grad and I was still treated like a child.
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    If you think it is so sad that dialysis patients are treated like this, why is the Nursing profession not doing something about this situation?

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