I can't even begin to tell you all how aggravated, irritated,and down hearted I am right now. Once again my second fistula stopped working. I already had an appointment in June with a new surgeon. This past Wednesday they were not able to get me cannulated at dialysis. They had to stick me four times and if you know anything about those needles, they are MUCH bigger than the one's we use for insulin. So, my dialysis team got in touch with the new surgeon and he said to come to the hospital the next morning and we would get the new access in and also a perma cath so I could have dialysis while the new fistula is healing. So, I went home with some pressure bandages on my arm thinking that it had stopped bleeding. It had not. I ended up having to call 911 the medics came and got it stopped and gave me some extra dressings. Or, so I thought it was stopped bleeding. It had not. I used up the dressings that the medics gave me, applied ice, used pressure and elevation. I even had my husband lay his leg on my arm and it just would not stop bleeding. So, I had my husband to drive me to the ER at the hospital where I was scheduled for surgery the next day. They were able to stop the bleeding pretty quick but kept me Wednesday and did surgery on Thursday. Now I have a new fistula and a perma cath in my right chest.
I'm just very down right now and needed to vent. Thank you all for listening. I wish you all the best.
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