Arranging Your Life When Dialysis Comes Home: The Underwear Factor (Paperback)
When Steve Williams' kidneys quit working in September 2007, he and his wife Dr. Linda Gromko were presented with two choices: a kidney transplant or kidney dialysis (the kidney machine). There was, of course, the option of no treatment - but that would mean certain death for this husband and father of a teenaged daughter. Steve and Linda eagerly embraced the technology of Home Dialysis - treatments that could be done on their own time and on their own terms. But nothing could have prepared them for the onslaught of medical supplies that descended upon their home, making it seem more like a medical clinic or an ICU Home Dialysis - while life saving - was taking over, consuming their lives and redefining their family as one tethered to illness. That's where Interior Designer Jane McClure saved the day. Arraning Your Life When Dialysis Comes Home: "The Underwear Factor" shows you how to: * Create your Home Center for Dialysis * Design a space that is comfortable, easy to use * Manage the storage of necessary medical supplies * Use the Interior Designers' tricks of the trade * Save money through sure-fire choices * Learn where professional decorators shop for less * Support the caregiver & prevent burnout * Reclaim as much of your "normal" life as you can (Note: this book applies to both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.)
Linda Gromko, MD is a board-certified family practice physician and founder of Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC. Trained as a nuse practitioner before medical school, Dr. Gromko presents a unique look at the medical world from the perspectives of physician, nurse, mother, patient, and family advocate. Read about her true story, "Complications: A Doctor's Love Story" on her website: www.LindaGromkoMD.com. Jane C. McClure has been working in interior design in the Seattle area for over 15 years, founding Two the Nines Design in 2004. A bachelors in art and photography fueled her artistic nature which matured into a passion for home interiors. Her work has been featured in "From House to Home," and was seen on HGTV's Designer's Challenge.