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Fresenius Kidney Care
Issue 25 | January 2019
Cheers to Your Health

Sometimes, the best resolutions are the simple ones. We hope this month’s newsletter inspires you to take charge of your health from home. Use the following resources and simple recipes to feel your healthiest this year.

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." –Martin Luther King Jr.

Tom Choquette

Treatment fit for a fisherman

Living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) since he was a child, Tom Choquette always knew dialysis was a real possibility. So, Tom took charge of his health at an early age—exercising and eating a kidney-friendly diet—to avoid dialysis for as long as he could.

At 56, Tom found out he had congestive heart failure. It was finally time for him to start preparing for dialysis. As a lifelong advocate for his own health, Tom began researching his treatment options and worked closely with his nephrologist. One thing was for certain: Tom wanted his treatment to fit his lifestyle.

Being an active fisherman and still working, Tom decided that at-home peritoneal dialysis (PD) would give him the most freedom in his schedule and the flexibility to keep pursuing his interests. While Tom waits for a transplant, he's committed to staying his healthiest on PD.

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New year, new you!
No Place Like Home

There’s no place like home

Many experts agree that home dialysis—either peritoneal or hemodialysis—is the best option for treating kidney failure whenever possible. Discuss the options with your doctor. If it’s a fit, your care team can guide you through every step of the process—from getting your home ready to monthly check-ins.

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Easier than your mama's meatloaf

Resolution-friendly recipes

It may be a new year, but it’s still winter. Cozy up with these kidney-friendly recipes that are sure to hit the spot.

Easier than your mama's meatloaf >
Spicy tofu scrambler >
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