Home Dialysis Gives Gospel Singer More Time for Family and Regular Workouts
Michael Peoples is a 50-year-old dialysis patient from Tennessee who was diagnosed with kidney failure as a result of polycystic kidney disease. For the past 11 years, he received in-center hemodialysis treatments. Last year, however, he decided to try peritoneal dialysis (PD) through the home dialysis program offered at Fresenius Medical Care Nashville Home Dialysis. Michael wishes he made the change to PD sooner because it allows him to spend more time at home with his family.
Regular exercise has helped Michael feel better mentally and physically, and also allows him to lead a more active lifestyle. Golfing and bowling are two of his favorite activities. He tries to work out twice a week, and especially likes to exercise with his family. He enjoys long walks around the neighborhood with his wife and karate with his grandchildren.
Michael has a positive outlook on life, and when he visits the clinic he encourages other patients by talking to them about their condition and what they can do to feel better on dialysis. He enjoys singing and is currently recording his second gospel album. He also performs a Christian comedy routine at his church.