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Dialysis: General Discussion / Re: So, what can i drink?
« Last post by Michael Murphy on Today at 02:41:32 PM »
The worse part I used to enjoy a glass of 12 year old Scotch every now and then.  I never thought my drinking problem was goin to involve water rather then scotch, bummer.
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Dialysis: General Discussion / Re: I just stopped peeing
« Last post by kickingandscreaming on Today at 07:03:29 AM »
I am a fast transporter fo I only have shortish dwells (1 hour 25 minutes).  So no ico.   I already am using 1 manual plus 2- 6 liters and 1- 3 liter bags.  My PD already eats up 14 hours of my day.  I don't thnk I'm willing to give up any more of my life.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: I Hate Dialysis too
« Last post by cassandra on Today at 04:10:30 AM »
A belated welcome to the site Ken H.


    :welcomesign;


Take care, Cas
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Dialysis: General Discussion / Re: I just stopped peeing
« Last post by jambo101 on Today at 02:45:05 AM »
It's not fear of needles per se.  It's fear of what seems like a barbaric thing to do, to poke my flesh with a locomtive-sized sharp object.
A catheter might be a good alturnative to needles.
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Quote from trump in his rally in Orlando=

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Maybe if we really like it a lot and if things keep going like they’re going, we’ll go and we’ll do what we have to do, and we’ll have a three term presidency and a four, and a five.
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Dialysis: General Discussion / Re: what makes life worth living for you?
« Last post by Charlie B53 on June 18, 2019, 08:17:43 PM »

I don't want to turn this into a Political discussion, but I would like to see Congressional Term Limits.  They imposed a term limit on the Presidency, yet they consistently refuse to discuss a limit for themselves.  I compare our Congress to the Soviet Politburo, old, empowered, and corrupt.

Yet the Voters are stupid enough to believe all the campaign lies and keep them in office, repeatedly.

Always vote for the new guy, get the old one out.  Sort of a Voter imposed Term Limits.

'Nuff Said.
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Dialysis: General Discussion / Re: I just stopped peeing
« Last post by Charlie B53 on June 18, 2019, 08:08:45 PM »

I am VERY Needle-phobic, but I deal with it, somewhat.  I take a generic Zanex on Dialysis days just prior to heading to the clinic.  I don't notice any effect from the pill other than it keeps my blood pressure from climbing an additional 30 points.

Having my fistula developed to give them a better target to poke also makes a difference.  I did really really like my cath.  No needles at all that first year.  My fistula was slow to develop, needed a revision and a couple of angio's before it began to gain any noticable size.

So we have b een using it for a yar already, and just today I saw the Vasc Surgeon, and waiting for the phone call for my appt for another angio.  Seems I'm one of those that my fistula shrinks instead of continually growing.  So we gotta blow it up again already.

Hemo may not be necessary just yet.  PD can be adjusted.  I did it for 3 1/2 years before my infection.  During that time while on the Cycler I had quite a 'stash' of manuals left over from doing manuals and I noticed the expiration date was getting near.  I talked with my PD Team about adding a bag so to start using them instead of wasting them.  So adjusted my PD Program on the Cycler, adding one 2 liter bag and adjusting, addingone or two cycles and shortening the dwell times of each so to squeeze them in.

End result is my labs inproved a bunch.  My labs were good to begin with, but they got noticeably better.  The reasoning is with more shorter cyclers the sugar level stayed higher, drawing MORE water off, larger take offs.

You do not need to increaase your fill. Increase cycles and decrease dwell.  Add bags.    Even from the beginning dong manuals I used Ico for my long 12 hour dwell, and it always took off a lot.  If you are not using Ico then that can be another option.

You only need to have a long talk with your team about your cycler program.

Take Care,

Charlie B53
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Dialysis: General Discussion / Re: I just stopped peeing
« Last post by Simon Dog on June 18, 2019, 06:34:37 PM »
It's not fear of needles per se.  It's fear of what seems like a barbaric thing to do, to poke my flesh with a locomtive-sized sharp object.
It is far less barbaric to do it yourself than to let the tech of the day do it to you.
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Dialysis: General Discussion / Re: I just stopped peeing
« Last post by kickingandscreaming on June 18, 2019, 03:49:39 AM »
It's not fear of needles per se.  It's fear of what seems like a barbaric thing to do, to poke my flesh with a locomtive-sized sharp object.
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