Taking Charge of Your Dialysis & Your Life!

Taking Charge of Your Dialysis-Kidney Talk

While the dialysis patient population continues to increase, the staff continues to decrease. Be ready for that time, by taking charge of your dialysis care and your life.

Susan Hansen RN, CNN, Director of Clinical Business Development at Renal Solutions, Inc., chats with Lori Hartwell and Stephen Furst about taking charge of your dialysis and your care. Sue’s knowledge and experience go back to 1965, during the beginning stages of maintenance / chronic dialysis.

Sue is a veteran when it comes to taking care of patients. Her journey started 42 years ago when chronic dialysis was in its infancy stages. She gives valuable insight and tips on how to take charge and become more independent in your dialysis and your life.

“If there’s not a solution today, there will probably be one tomorrow if you’re a kidney patient. There’s always hope,” says Lori Hartwell.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

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 Illnessand is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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