More surgery

By MrsCDogg Latest Reply 2018-05-29 14:22:16 -0500
Started 2018-05-20 06:43:03 -0500

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.

5 replies

GabbyPA 2018-05-29 14:22:16 -0500 Report

Hugs and prayers for you. I am so sorry you had to go through such a harrowing experience. Hopefully this will heal and function as intended for you.

suecsdy 2018-05-21 16:40:06 -0500 Report

I'm sorry you have to go through this. At least they DID get the bleeding stopped. It must have been frightening.

msann 2018-05-20 07:40:14 -0500 Report

hey lady vent all you want to i do all the time glad you got things right praying for you glad surgery went well take care of yourself do you live by yourself

MrsCDogg 2018-05-20 17:24:20 -0500 Report

No, I live with my sweet and very loving husband. He's my best friend and if it wasn't for him I think I'd be pulling my hair out right about now. I also have a sweet and loving hound dog and cat.
I really appreciate all of the kind words.

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