It’s a Hard Knock Life for Kidney Patients

Bill Halcomb - Dialysis Emotions

Dialysis Emotions kidney talkHow do you really feel about dialysis? This week’s guest, Bill Halcomb, a kidney patient, hates dialysis. He hates it so much, he named his website The opposite side of the coin, however, is that he also has a website called He shares his thoughts about how he has learned to cope with the many challenges that he has faced. Lori, Stephen, and Bill discuss the pros and cons of dialysis, the emotions that come with dialysis, and the hope you can find when connecting with other kidney patients.

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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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