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Carol Edwards began dialysis in September 2000. Her renal failure resulted from hypertension. Unfortunately, she has also had several serious bouts with other illnesses which included heart valve replacement. During this time she recalls when she promised God that if he allowed her to get back on her feet again she would continue to give back.
After gaining her strength Carol reentered the workforce as a Social Worker in 2008. She has also been a single mother for years and has successfully raised two "men".
Sadly,within the 14 years of receiving her treatments in the dialysis clinics she observed that dialysis patients are not treated with the dignity and respect afforded to other chronic or end stage patients. She states that dialysis patients generate billions in revenue for the owners of the clinics, the doctors, the nurses, the administrators, the technicians, etc. however our rights as human beings are trampled and ignored as if we are an irrelevant part of society. It is important that we are noticed and heard.
Her philosophy is, "Dialysis is what I do to survive..it does not define me".
Frank discussions with Dialysis patient's, healthcare workers, doctors and clinics about care issues in Dialysis.
An open forum to help patients and caregivers work together to improve training and the overall health of patients.
Hosted by: Dialysis Advocates LLC
15 years advocating, and consulting within dialysis care.
For more information go to dialysisadvocates.com
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