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Nephrology Center of Pagadian City
Dialysis Center
2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines
(062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
What does rehabilitation mean for me?
• As a kidney patient, your rehabilitation involves:
– Return to a healthier state
– Having a more positive outlook
– Enjoying family and friends
– Feeling useful
• At first, your kidney disease may affect our self-
confidence, making it hard for you to think about
getting back to activities you used to enjoy.
• With the help of family, friends and the health
care staff, you can begin to get used to your new
lifestyle.
Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center
2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines
(062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
How to improve physical strength?
• Improving physical strength is an important part of
rehabilitation.
• Dialysis treatments may improve your health.
• Changes in your body caused by kidney failure and
treatment may lower your energy level and
endurance.
• Low red blood cell count (anemia) is probably one
reason why you get tired easily.
• Erythropoietin (EPO) is used to treat anemia in kidney
patients.
• This treatment has helped many patients feel
stronger.
Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center
2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines
(062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
How to feel stronger emotionally?
• Because you have a chronic illness, you may feel
afraid or discouraged when you think about the
future. You may find the changes in your health
hard to handle right now. You may also feel
anger, guilt and depression.
• These feelings are normal and are part of the
process of accepting your illness and treatment.
• You will begin to feel better about your illness and
more in control of your life when you learn more
about kidney disease and your treatment.
Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center
2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines
(062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
• It is important for you to know that depression
can be treated.
• The first step is to change negative self-talk ("I'm
never going to feel better") to positive self-talk
("I'm getting a little better every day").
• Talk about your feelings with your family, with
friends and with members of your health care
team. Your social worker is trained to help you
with emotional concerns.
Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center
2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines
(062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
Is a leave of absence necessary?
• Many people who start on dialysis are able to return to work
after a short time off.
• Many kidney patients look forward to returning to work as
soon as possible. For these people, returning to work and its
routine, helps them feel more normal.
• For others, thinking of returning to work may seem too much
now. Talk to your doctor about when you should be able
to return to work.
• Talk to your employer about your job and any changes that
may be needed for you to return to work, such as flexible
work hours and days. If you have a heavy job, you may want
to talk about changing to a lighter job.
• Only you can decide when is the best time for you to return
to work.
Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center
2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines
(062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
You may want to discuss the following with
your employer:
• Can the work schedule be changed to allow for
dialysis treatments or doctor's appointments?
• Will you be able to make up time off for dialysis?
• Can your dialysis schedule be changed to
accommodate work hours?
• What are the physical demands of the job and
any limitations you might have?
• Can you have the company's health
insurance and will it cover dialysis care?
Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center
2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines
(062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian

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Working with kidney disease

  • 1. Nephrology Center of Pagadian City Dialysis Center 2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines (062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
  • 2. What does rehabilitation mean for me? • As a kidney patient, your rehabilitation involves: – Return to a healthier state – Having a more positive outlook – Enjoying family and friends – Feeling useful • At first, your kidney disease may affect our self- confidence, making it hard for you to think about getting back to activities you used to enjoy. • With the help of family, friends and the health care staff, you can begin to get used to your new lifestyle. Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center 2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines (062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
  • 3. How to improve physical strength? • Improving physical strength is an important part of rehabilitation. • Dialysis treatments may improve your health. • Changes in your body caused by kidney failure and treatment may lower your energy level and endurance. • Low red blood cell count (anemia) is probably one reason why you get tired easily. • Erythropoietin (EPO) is used to treat anemia in kidney patients. • This treatment has helped many patients feel stronger. Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center 2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines (062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
  • 4. How to feel stronger emotionally? • Because you have a chronic illness, you may feel afraid or discouraged when you think about the future. You may find the changes in your health hard to handle right now. You may also feel anger, guilt and depression. • These feelings are normal and are part of the process of accepting your illness and treatment. • You will begin to feel better about your illness and more in control of your life when you learn more about kidney disease and your treatment. Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center 2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines (062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
  • 5. • It is important for you to know that depression can be treated. • The first step is to change negative self-talk ("I'm never going to feel better") to positive self-talk ("I'm getting a little better every day"). • Talk about your feelings with your family, with friends and with members of your health care team. Your social worker is trained to help you with emotional concerns. Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center 2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines (062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
  • 6. Is a leave of absence necessary? • Many people who start on dialysis are able to return to work after a short time off. • Many kidney patients look forward to returning to work as soon as possible. For these people, returning to work and its routine, helps them feel more normal. • For others, thinking of returning to work may seem too much now. Talk to your doctor about when you should be able to return to work. • Talk to your employer about your job and any changes that may be needed for you to return to work, such as flexible work hours and days. If you have a heavy job, you may want to talk about changing to a lighter job. • Only you can decide when is the best time for you to return to work. Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center 2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines (062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian
  • 7. You may want to discuss the following with your employer: • Can the work schedule be changed to allow for dialysis treatments or doctor's appointments? • Will you be able to make up time off for dialysis? • Can your dialysis schedule be changed to accommodate work hours? • What are the physical demands of the job and any limitations you might have? • Can you have the company's health insurance and will it cover dialysis care? Nephrology Center of Pagadian City (NCPC) Dialysis Center 2/F BMD Bldg., FS Pajares Ave. cor. Sanson St., Pagadian City, Philippines (062) 215-8257 / 925-1673 0925-387-2334 NephroPagadian