Peritoneal Dialysis

By ston3xc Latest Reply 2011-05-29 07:49:06 -0500
Started 2011-05-23 18:50:51 -0500

TJ and I went to our first training session for his at-home dialysis, also known as peritoneal dialysis. I think this is going to be easier on his system and will be more comfortable doing it in his own home. It's not for everyone though, you have to have a room with limited airflow and a way to keep things as germ free as possible. We will be training for the rest of the week. I was interested in doing this with him because I might be looking at dialysis in the near future. With this disease, it doesn't pay to bury your head in the sand.

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Jes P
Jes P 2011-05-27 14:18:58 -0500 Report

Hello, I'm on hemo. two days a week. Don't bury your head in the sand. It is not worth it! Believe me this is not life to have. Take care of yourself. Your strong enough and your deserve a good life. Is TJ able to get a kidney transplant. The light a the end of the tunnel for me is that I'm on a waiting list. I should get one within the next year. Good luck to you and TJ.

ston3xc 2011-05-29 07:49:06 -0500 Report

I'm so happy that you are on the waiting list and your waiting is almost over! TJ does plan to get on the list as soon as he is able. He realizes though, that he needs to stop smoking, he'll need to be more complaint to be considered for the list. He's prepared to work towards that goal :) !

bionkasmomma2004 2011-05-24 19:19:48 -0500 Report

My mother is on Peritoneal Dialysis at home also…are you on the cycler? It is so much easier than the bags! I wish you the best of luck and you are in my prayers! God Bless

ston3xc 2011-05-26 18:02:31 -0500 Report

TJ is just starting PD. He finishes his training tomorrow. He does plan to go on the cycler in the future. He has to try and quit smoking :( but right now he is excited about having more flexcibility in his schedule. Thanks for the input and hugs to you!

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