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  •  Please keep me posted as to the when and where (6+ / 0-)

    If I'm still on PD (which is looking increasingly likely), I will even get off the machine mid-cycle if I have to in order to go. As long as I'm back connected up to it an hour and 45 minutes after my dwell starts, I'm OK. (That is one thing I'll really miss about cutting over to home hemo. No more easy-on-easy-off. Once I'm on, I'll have to stay on.)

    Living kidney donor needed; type B, O, or incompatible (with paired donation). Drop me a note (see profile).

    by Kitsap River on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 09:40:10 AM PDT

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    •  (((((((((((((((((River)))))))))))))))))))) (2+ / 0-)
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      4Freedom, Ellinorianne

      So for the change, Hon :(

            Love and Hugs,
               Heather

      Torture is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is doing it to whom.

      by Chacounne on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 12:24:21 PM PDT

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      •  Ummmm ... (1+ / 0-)
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        4Freedom

        That should have been:

            Sorry for the change, Hon :(

            Red-faced,
             Heather

        Torture is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is doing it to whom.

        by Chacounne on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 05:55:12 PM PDT

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        •  It's not a bad change, actually (1+ / 0-)
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          Once on nightly nocturnal home hemo for 5-6 nights every week, I'll be getting the very best dialysis that anyone can get. I will probably be dialyzing for as much as 48 hours every week. Compare that to the 12 hours I'd get if I were in-center only. I will still not have any fluid restrictions, or only minimal restrictions if I have any at all. I will still have relatively less onerous dietary restrictions of a PD patient, only I will be on home hemo. I will be able to set and keep my own schedule; if I choose to stay out late with Charles and get on at 3 am for my nightly run, I can do just that. And I will have one or two nights off dialysis every single week, which I wouldn't have if I stayed on PD. PD is every single night for 9 hours a night.

          Better dialysis (the world gold standard, in fact), more schedule flexibility, shorter run time, not having extra dextrose calories put into me every single night, and actual nights off dialysis every single week. Not a bad deal in exchange for sticking needles in my arm.

          Living kidney donor needed; type B, O, or incompatible (with paired donation). Drop me a note (see profile).

          by Kitsap River on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 04:33:14 PM PDT

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    •  You will be there, River! Wonderful. (0+ / 0-)

      Now I have to find that haircomb that I misplaced last year.

      I love a challenge........

      I'm keeping your health in my thoughts and prayers.

      Peace.

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