From the Desk of: Sue Emeny
Re: How To Enjoy Delicious Meals Without Feeling Nauseous
Dear Fellow dialysis newbie,
You will need to completely overhaul your diet and limit your fluid intake to avoid suffering through the debilitating side effects of dialysis, but it is possible to thrive and live a fulfilling life with the right support and dedication.
You're a new dialysis patient, eager to start enjoying life and staying active, but you're feeling stuck. You want to savor delicious meals without feeling nauseous, but you're overwhelmed by the strict rules of the renal diet. You just can't seem to shake the feeling that you're missing out on all the good stuff. It's as if unhelpful dietitians are standing in your way, preventing you from living your best life. And you're not quite sure how to avoid the harmful side effects of flooding your blood stream with toxins. It's like you're constantly hitting a roadblock, unable to move forward. But you're determined to break free from these constraints and start cooking up some satisfying meals that won't leave you suffering through the severe after effects of dialysis.
Your desire to enjoy tasty meals without feeling sick is much more challenging than you might think. The strict rules of the renal diet and the harmful effects of toxins in your blood are like unmovable roadblocks, preventing you from living your best life. But don't lose hope - with determination, you can overcome these constraints and savor satisfying meals without the suffering.
To make things even worse…
Usual solutions for dialysis newbies:
1. Trying to interpret confusing lists
2. Giving up certain foods and drinks
3. Denying themselves their favorite foods
Why those usual solutions DO NOT work:
1. Dietitians typically hand out lists of “good” foods and “bad” foods. But these lists often contradict each other. For example, salmon and chicken. These lists are very confusing and unhelpful.
2. Giving up a particular food will ensure that you are keeping to a renal diet.
3. Denying yourself something you enjoy is probably not sustainable. You will feel deprived and possibly depressed because “you can’t eat anything!”
Luckily for you, there's now a solution...
Following a renal diet will help you to:
Live as close to a normal life as possible with a renal diet
Now, that's a tall promise, and at this point you might be asking...
Hi there, fellow dialysis newbies! My name is Sue Emeny, and let me tell you, I understand exactly what you're going through. I was on dialysis for 8 years, and I know just how challenging it can be to adjust to this new way of life.
But here's the thing - I didn't just accept the status quo. I used my research skills to figure out the renal diet and how to manage my blood chemistry. And you know what? It made all the difference. Following these principles allowed me to eat food I liked and was used to eating, keep my blood chemistry balanced, and ultimately feel good.
That's why I'm uniquely qualified to help you. I've been in your shoes, and I know what it takes to not just survive, but thrive on dialysis. With my experience and knowledge, I can guide you on the path to a better quality of life, despite the challenges of dialysis.
So, if you're ready to make your dialysis journey easier and more fulfilling, I'm here to help. Let's navigate this together and show the world that dialysis doesn't have to hold us back. We've got this!
But don't just take my word for it...
Thanks for the book Sue. I found it very informative, well written and to the point. I’m looking forward to trying your recipes
I found it to be very informative and love the recipes!! I like how you advise advocating for oneself and not be afraid to discuss with MD. I think if folks take the initiative to follow your advice it will be so helpful to them. I think many lack the motivation and are not willing to go the extra miles that you and Bill did! If they are, this book is a fantastic starting point .
Deb Polmonteer, RN BSN
Home Dialysis Nurse
You've taken a long term horrible situation and turned it into a saving grace book for others. I truly believe God hands out this crap to people he feels can turn it around and do something good with it.