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That Damn Dialysis
     

That Damn Dialysis

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by Cindy Barclay
 

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Cledus B. Washington, Jr. is an attractive, hardworking, 50-year-old man with a great sense of humor and whose world is turned upside down when he becomes a statistic amongst the 20.6 million Americans who are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease each year. As he comes to grips with his illness, his girlfriend leaves him, his mother tries to take over his life,

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Cledus B. Washington, Jr. is an attractive, hardworking, 50-year-old man with a great sense of humor and whose world is turned upside down when he becomes a statistic amongst the 20.6 million Americans who are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease each year. As he comes to grips with his illness, his girlfriend leaves him, his mother tries to take over his life, and his financial security is severely compromised as his world shrinks down to monitoring the buzzing sound of his lifeline that confirms he is alive. Cledus' story is told with compassion and humor that encompasses the uncertainty, the fears, and the frustration of day-to-day living while coping with this disease. Readers will share the journey with Cledus as he faces his challenges, and relates his frustration, his feelings of isolation and his courage as he deals with the life-sustaining confinement of a dialysis machine. Through a maze of medical examinations, physician consultations, and endless diagnostic tests, he learns about his disease, treatment options, and how to trust his heart again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978791803
Publisher:
Claybar Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,382,365
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Meet the Author

Cindy Barclay's inspiration to educate others about chronic kidney disease came from her many patients who face the life-sustaining confinement of dialysis. As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quality Dialysis, a staff-assisted home dialysis company in Texas, Barclay, a Registered Nurse, draws on her extensive experience in caring for patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease as a basis for this book.

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That Damn Dialysis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
maze98 More than 1 year ago
i bought this book because i was going to work at a dialysis unit, it gave me an outlook on what my future patients might be experiencing and how kidney disease is affecting their lives