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« on: November 05, 2007, 08:21:18 AM »

:thumbup; I am happy to have this section here. During Jenna's 3 years of dialysis we only took long weekends, never anything more. I was too worried about being in a different center and frankly, the idea of making the arrangements was confusing and overwhelming. And her fatigue seemed like it would be too much for her, so we stuck close to home.

I hope to see posts from Bill Peckham and others who have incorporated travel into their lives.
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007, 07:10:50 PM »

Do you think I should post recaps of past trips? It might be interesting to reflect on the trips after time has passed.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007, 11:01:12 PM »

Do you think I should post recaps of past trips? It might be interesting to reflect on the trips after time has passed.

Yes, I'd love to hear what worked - what didn't - thanks!
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Admin for IHateDialysis 2008 - 2014, retired.
Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007, 11:03:36 PM »

Do you think I should post recaps of past trips? It might be interesting to reflect on the trips after time has passed.

That would be great Bill. I am sure a lot of us would like to travel more but are unsure of how to go about organizing everything.   :clap;
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007, 07:41:15 AM »

i'm not as concerned with a new center when traveling, although maybe i should be. my biggest concern is paying for it. so far the only traveling i have done is to visit family in oregon. the first time i went the social worker at my center told me i would have to pay the portion medicare doesn't pay up front before i could receive treatment.  not true, at least not at this center. the center is owned and operated by the local hospital and they bill after medicare has paid and the cost for each treatment is very reasonable. i dont know what the policy is in other centers, i'm hoping to take a trip in march 08 with my daughter. before i make any reservations i'm going to call the center and specifically ask.
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007, 09:48:40 AM »

This is a great section.  I love reading about Bill's adventures.  Anything that helps us all feel we can lead a close to normal life.  Thanks Okarol--good idea :thumbup;
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