Patient Stories About Home Hemodialysis

Watch the stories of these NxStage patients who overcame their challenges to thrive on NxStage System One home hemodialysis therapy.

These patients have given NxStage permission to share the experiences they have enjoyed with more frequent home therapy using the NxStage System One. Please note that another patient will not necessarily experience the same results reported by these patients. Also, training and treatment requirements reported by these patients are determined by their clinics. Your experiences and clinic requirements may differ.

We also urge you to learn more about the responsibilities and risks of more frequent home hemodialysis.

Don

Favorite food: I love Mexican food, I will take a good enchilada any day of the week.

Favorite hobby: I enjoy playing golf, and now that my energy levels are back I can walk all 18 holes!

Favorite place to dialyze: I have a man cave set-up for dialysis, complete with TV, tunes and games.

Most interesting place dialyzed: Thanks to the portability of the System One I got to dialyze on a cruise ship

Interesting fact about you: I am able to officiate high school basketball games. I love chasing the kids up and down the court.

Greg

Favorite food: Any and all breakfast foods are my favorite.

Favorite hobby: Watching and working on performance cars, the thrill of victory gets me every time.

Favorite place to dialyze: My favorite place to dialyze is at home with my family around me.

Most interesting place dialyzed: Carmel, California. I live on the west coast and get to enjoy the great sunsets.

Interesting fact about you: I’m still involved on the planning committee of the Western-States 100-mile Endurance Run, the most popular 100-mile trail run in the world.

Henning

Favorite food: Feed me anything the locals are eating, I like to indulge myself into the many local cultures.

Favorite hobby: Traveling is my passion and thanks to NxStage I can take my System One with me!

Favorite place to dialyze: Since I love to travel, I enjoy dialyzing on the road wherever my travels take me.

Most interesting place dialyzed: I know this sounds odd, but the most interesting place I have dialyzed is my best friend’s kitchen

Interesting fact about you: My first day of dialysis was my wedding day.

Robby

Favorite food: I love to eat shrimp and oysters, I take advantage of every opportunity to enjoy them.

Favorite hobby: Writing is my favorite hobby, I use writing and blogging as an outlet to express myself.

Favorite place to dialyze: Since I perform nocturnal dialysis my favorite place to dialyze is at home in my bed.

Most interesting place dialyzed: I went on a trip to New Orleans with my best friend and former care partner, let’s just say it was a memorable trip!

Interesting fact about you: I was having trouble switching to nocturnal dialysis, so my sister and roommate suggested making it fun, by decorating my Cycler with stickers. We posted it on Facebook and it went global! I have the coolest collection of stickers from around the world now!

Tina

Favorite food: BBQ is the best! If it’s grilled and mesquite its for me!

Favorite hobby: I like to spend time crocheting, it helps me relax and I make really cute baby gifts and personal items for friends. I have also recently taken-up coloring, yes I said coloring. They have amazing adult coloring books, I spend hours on them.

Favorite place to dialyze: I perform nocturnal dialysis so there’s no place like home in my own bed.

Most interesting place dialyzed: I was the first NxStage patient in Hawaii, it’s still the best place I have ever dialyzed.

Interesting fact about you: My son joined the Navy and graduated from boot camp and I got to go! It’s something I could never have done without NxStage.