Spring 2014The Nephron!Filtering Information to our Renal PatientsHighlightsReady to quitesmoking? We canhelp!Page 2Upcoming KidneyFoundation Events!Page 3Caregiver SupportGroupPage 4Recipe of the day!Page 5How do You Passthe Time onDialysis?Page 6Take ChargePage 8If you have ideas orsuggestions for whatyou would like to seein this newsletterORIf you would like toreceive this newsletterby e-mail pleasecontact ConnieSpears at905-522-1155 x35170or [email protected]

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Page 3Spring 2014Upcoming Kidney Foundation Events!Hamilton Kidney Golf TournamentSaturday July 5th at King’s Forest Golf ClubContact Craig Kerr at [email protected] or 905575-0209 for details and to register.Caledonia Kidney WalkSunday September 7thCaledonia Fairgrounds, CaledoniaHamilton Kidney WalkSunday September 28thMountain Drive Park, HamiltonFor Kidney Walk information Contact Jennifer Fraser [email protected] or 289-237-9499 to register or forinformationImpressions Dinner honouringDr. David LudwinThursday November 27thLiuna Station, HamiltonFor Impressions information Contact Jennifer Fraser [email protected] or 289-237-9499 for sponsorships/tickets or for informationThe Kidney Foundationis looking for bothparticipants andvolunteers for theseevents. So if you canhelp out by volunteeringsome time contactJennifer at the number oremail as listed.

Page 4The Nephron!This public presentation is part of anon-going series of free 2-hourinformational support meetingshosted by the Hamilton Chapter ofthe PKD Foundation of Canada.Registration is not [email protected] free: 1-877-410-1741On-site parking (payment required)and street parking (free) is available.“In this life wecannot always dogreat things. But wecan do small thingswith great love.”Mother Teresa

Page 5Tuna Farfalle2 cups dry farfalle pastaThis recipe from2 tablespoons olive oilwww.myspiceitup.ca2 cloves garlic, minced1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper1/2 cup artichoke hearts (packed in water), drained and diced*2 cans (170g each) tuna (packed in water, unsalted), drained1 cup arugula1/2 cup parsley, washed and chopped2 tablespoons lemon juice1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated*artichoke is a high potassium vegetable and should beenjoyed in moderationPreparation1. In a large pot, bring water to boil and cook pasta accordingto package directions.2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlicwith chili flakes and black pepper (2 mins). Be careful not toburn the garlic.3. Add artichokes, tuna, arugula, parsley and lemon juice toskillet and cook until arugula wilts.4. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss it.5. Sprinkle the past with parmesan chees and serve.Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 10 minutes4 servings

Page 6Passing the Time how do you pass the time on dialysis?Kidney disease is never a fun time. One of the greatest challenges for people whoare on hemodialysis, is how to spend our time while hooked up to a machine forhours. If a person has a fistula, there is less chance for movement because keepingthe arm still is important. Patients want to keep the needles in the fistula in place,working well. If a person has a CVC (a central line), it’s a bit easier becausepatients can use hands to do more things.I have a central line, so I pass the time knitting or crocheting while I watch moviesand TV on my Ipad. I’m only on for 2 hours at a time every day, but I have to keepstill for 2 hours at a time. I interviewed some patients at the Stoney Creek siterecently asking them the question, “How do you pass the time while you are ondialysis?” The following is a sample of the responses.Jeannot: I have a tablet and watch movies or listen to music. I have 200 albums tochoose from.Richard: I go on my laptop (a notebook) and like to go on Facebook.Radmila: I watch TV and sleep.Jim: I read on a Kobo. Right now, I’m reading James Lee Burke’s newest book,Light of the World. I also listen to classical music.Don: I pass the time reading. Currently, I’m reading Night of the Jaguar by MichaelGruber. Usually, I buy books second hand.Arlene: I watch TV. My favorite program is “Criminal Minds”. I get two hours ofthat and then watch the Food Network usually, Chef Michael Smith.Larry: I bring a laptop on which my son downloads movies. My son also visits.Three of my family members have been on dialysis so they know what it’s like tospend hours on a dialysis machine.Angie: I use the internet on my phone. I also like Facebook, play games and findrecipes.

Page 7Passing the Time .Spring 2014continuedSharon: I watch TV. I like my soaps and the Food Network. I also sleep andexercise with a bike as part of an exercise study done at the hospital.Mark: Usually I talk to other patients, socialize with the nurses, watch TV anddepending on how I feel, sleep. I used to have a visitor who played cribbage withme.Pierre: I watch TV and nap. I watch Rachel Ray, Let’s Make a Deal and The Priceis Right, then I’m the heck out of here!Michelle: I play games on my phone, watch TV and read. I also socialize withother patients. I like to bug the nurses as well. You’re like a family here.Anonymous: I watch TV.Pam: I use a laptop or use my cell phone. My husbandvisits and I also socialize with other patients to helpthem pass the time, too.Any other suggestions?Please let us know if you have any great ideas.Contributed by BeckyIf you would like to write an article for this newsletterplease contact Connie Spears

Page 8Take Charge!Many people suffer with ongoing health conditions that can affect so many areasof their life. We offer two workshops geared to help people live life to the fullestwith their ongoing health conditions.Both of these workshops are free and run for 6 weeks. You may bring a familymember or caregiver with you.One or both of these workshops may be right for you.Contact UsWe serve the area of Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant, Norfolk and BurlingtonOntario, Canada.For information about the Take Charge! program please call 1-855 333-2376 or905-521-2100 ext. 77153 or [email protected] .

Jim: I read on a Kobo. Right now, I’m reading James Lee Burke’s newest book, Light of the World. I also listen to classical music. Don: I pass the time reading. Currently, I’m reading Night of the Jaguar by Michael Gruber. Usually, I buy books second hand. Arlene: I watch TV. My