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STAYING ALIVE: Dialysis & Kidney Transplant Survival Stories Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3049 KB
  • Print Length: 163 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Rossendale Books (4 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KSNMPE8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #452,592 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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For those of us who have not experienced the trauma of kidney failure and the huge burden of dialysis this book is essential reading. It is enlightening, funny, deeply moving but ultimately the remarkably frank and sometimes intimate exchanges of people who are confronted with this life changing experience every day of their life. When I put the book down my first action was to make sure my wallet contained my donor card. My second was to write this review to encourage others to read it.
This is a book about ordinary people, they could be neighbours, friends or colleagues who make light of their condition when we meet them – but whose lives have been changed by kidney failure in one way or another. It is about raising money through book sales for further research into kidney failure but most importantly it is a wonderful compendium of stories written by patients, carers, donors and doctors who provide a glimpse into how this misunderstood and frequently overlooked illness affects them and their families each and every day of their lives.
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this book had a profound impact on me. Like most people, I had heard of dialysis and kind had a vague understanding of what it involved but, I suspect also like most people, I had absolutely no concept of what that means in practice to families who are directly impacted by kidney disease. Alan Cooper has a wonderful talent for writing about serious real life situations in a sensitive, caring, humourous and deep way. I found I couldn't really put the book down 'til I got to the end. It entertained me! I feel I am far more equipped to understand and relate to families who have a family member with kidney disease. It is my hope that, not only will I be able to be a better friend/professional to those people but I will also benefit myself because I hope I will, in the future, enjoy better relationships! I really would urge anyone and everyone to read this. It is educational and enjoyable - a perfect combination!
Sue Frankfort
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I downloaded this to my kindle on Monday and literally could not put it down and was often frustrated when I would arrive at work or home on the tube and have to stop reading!

I finished it this morning. Just wow.

My husband is having peritoneal dialysis every night at home and is currently awaiting a kidney and pancreas transplant and so of course the subject of the book is very close to me. I found it a great help and almost a comfort to read that different people of all ages are coming out the other end.

Kidney disease is a horrible thing and it's terribly sad that it doesn't quite have the same profile in the public domain such as cancer or heart disease and this book really raises awareness. I've urged friends and family to have a read, perhaps that way they can understand a little of what my husband is going through.

Thank you for sharing your story, and others, truly inspirational.
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Firistly, thank you to Jan and Alan for taking the time to put this book together and explaining in 'simple' terms how kidney disease and dialysis affects - not only the person affected - but family and friends also. I am a little ashamed to say that I had never really given enough thought to this disease although I have been on the Organ Donation Register for some time now. I urge people to either join or update their registration. I really hope this book brings about a huge awareness and helps us all to understand a little more about kidney disease and offer the appropriate support. Remember all proceeds go to Kidney Research UK. Well done Jan and Alan!!
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I worked on an acute renal ward for 10 years before moving to New Zealand. If this book had been available then it would have been invaluable as a resource to both us as staff, and the patients we cared for.
The book would give any new renal failure patient a wealth of information. Even though I worked within the field for 10 years I still learnt from reading the book and would recommend it as a training resource to all staff within the renal world.
It is excellently written. I particularly like the fact that whilst remaining truthfull about the pitfalls of dialysis and transplantation there is always a positive spin on it.
A brilliant read.
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This is an incredibly insightful, sensitive, moving collection of stories around the reality of living with end stage kidney failure and it opened up a totally different perspective for me as a manager in health and social care. The real life patient stories are so powerful, but so are Alan’s short stories – he has such a gift for describing what must be such a complex and broad range of thoughts and emotions. I already had significant respect for the courage and determination of people I meet in my work, but this book took that to a whole other level. Thank you Alan and Jan and everyone else who took the time to contribute to the writing of this book
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Thank you to Alan and Jan for putting this information into the public domain. The book is a great mixture of the moving and the informative and leads to a much better understanding of what a family with a dialysis member goes through - not to speak of the dialysands themselves. I was very ill- informed about kidney problems prior to reading this book and now feel I can approach the subject with a greater appreciation of what having kidney failure entails.
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