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Dialysis: Home Dialysis / Re: Baxter deliveries?
« Last post by Simon Dog on July 09, 2020, 06:30:46 AM »
Cost savings measures are addictive.   I've worked in companies that pulled back on some things like lavish holiday parties when sales shrank, but when the sales eventually returned there was no rolling back of austerity measures.

I've give better than even odds that the "deliver inside the house" option either never comes back, or is only available when the medical support team determines the patient lacks both the ability to do it him/herself and a support system to take care of the interior move of the boxes.
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Dialysis: Home Dialysis / Re: Davita bills
« Last post by Simon Dog on July 09, 2020, 06:24:34 AM »
What they bill and what they get paid are two different things.

Private insurance negotiates its own rates, and Medicare rates hover around $300.   My understanding is that the home reimbursement rate is designed to match the in-center 3x/week fee.

If you are in the US and have been on D for a few years (>30 months) you are probably on Medicare and having something more like $1000/week paid for your treatment.
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Dialysis: General Discussion / Amyloidosis
« Last post by cassandra on June 29, 2020, 06:14:39 PM »
Hi how are we all? Iím very worried about how the Corona pandemic is affecting us all. Not for me (at the moment) but itís very quiet at the site.


Iím very worried about me having Dialysis Related Amyloidosis. I have terrible pains in my back. Started in my neck. Now between my neck, now shoulers and my spine. Did get Naproxen as painstiller. But  with the Covid-crisis it takes a long time to get MRI or X-ray. Also surprised that no-one on the ward had ever heard of it. Turns out they donít have any D-ers longer than 20 years on the ward.


I hope some one knows something about it on the site.


I read that only in Japan a Licelle machine is used to remove Beta 2 Amyloids during dialysis....  Iíve changed my diet in low AGEs (nothing fried, baked, roasted etc. Iís a pity I never looked into this before.


But if anyone knows something about this, I would love to hear. This pain is ridiculous   :puke;


I hope everyone is as well as can be, and just quiet.


Lots of love to all, Cas
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Dialysis: Transplant Discussion / Re: Early signs of Skin Cancer
« Last post by enginist on June 28, 2020, 04:18:59 PM »
As it happens, Katrina is German in origin.  Katerina, on the other hand, is as Russian as Anastasia, who was killed with her family by the Bolsheviks in Yekaterinberg.  Kristina is Scandinavian, a variant of Christina, which ultimately is Greek in origin. 
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Dialysis: Transplant Discussion / Re: Early signs of Skin Cancer
« Last post by Michael Murphy on June 27, 2020, 06:06:51 PM »
In the last 15 years I have had a cancerous mole or pre cancerous removed every year.  My symptom of these is a intense itching on my back in the area of the mole.  In fact if I contact my Dermatologist with this symptom I usually get a appointment with in the week instead of a month.  My problem is as a youth I had the same neon white skin I am cursed with today spend any time in the sun and I go from neon white to neon red and back to neon white in short order.  This was made worse by the attitude of the 50ís and 60ís that get out of the house and into the sun as itís good for you that every one had in that era.
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Dialysis: Transplant Discussion / Re: Early signs of Skin Cancer
« Last post by kristina on June 27, 2020, 02:37:50 PM »
Is there a problem with "sounding Russian?"  :P Don't make me drop the gloves a second time in the same day over a similar thing!

Hello Ukrainian Tracksuit,
Perhaps enginist might refer to me ďsounding RussianĒ and that would be cleverly observed, since my late mother came from a White ťmigrť family who had to leave Russia in 1917.
Kind regards from Kristina. :grouphug;
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Dialysis: Transplant Discussion / Re: Early signs of Skin Cancer
« Last post by UkrainianTracksuit on June 26, 2020, 06:45:47 PM »
Is there a problem with "sounding Russian?"  :P Don't make me drop the gloves a second time in the same day over a similar thing!
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Dialysis: Transplant Discussion / Re: Early signs of Skin Cancer
« Last post by MooseMom on June 26, 2020, 06:03:14 PM »
I remember the story of the frat boys in a Biloxi hotel.  It was a true story.

Yes, skin cancer would be considered a pre-existing condition if you were to change insurers, who would price that in accordingly.
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Dialysis: Transplant Discussion / Re: Early signs of Skin Cancer
« Last post by enginist on June 26, 2020, 04:46:42 PM »
Katrina does sound Russia, as does Katerina.  The former, unfortunately, has negative connotations, but I don't think that Kristina is anything like a hurricane. 

Yes, I have some stories, but nothing like a truck of chickens jackknifed on the lawn.  Although I did hear of some fraternity guys who rented a motel room in Biloxi during Camille.  They wanted a hurricane party on the beach, but the storm hurled a sailboat though their window, killing four.   

I wonder if skin cancer is considered an underlying condition. 
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Dialysis: Transplant Discussion / Re: My Husband finally got his transplant!
« Last post by MooseMom on June 26, 2020, 04:35:38 PM »
Oh gosh, I had not seen this news!  How wonderful for you both.  I hope all continues to go well. 
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