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« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2018, 04:24:16 PM »

The guest network at our center is REALLY unreliable. thankfully with memory cards being what they are, the networks are not a necessity. Our systems are new within the last year or so, and while an improvement over the old ones that were separate from the dialysis machine, they still leave much to be desired. If I had a computer at home that crashed as often as these, I'd junk it.

The PD center I go to had a problem with the PC that programmed the data cards for the PD machine..... Been down over a week now. Application licensing could be a pain to deal with as there are only one or limited number of licensing for the PC machine. Understanding this there is still no excuse for the only PC that is down and has the datacard programming application installed. They should have a backup and or the license key where it could be downloaded and installed on a different PC. Oh that is okay to not update new machine program for the patients or get the stats...........
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« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2018, 08:09:41 PM »

Tomorrow we are going in on Sunday so the patients and staff will be off on Thursday thanksgiving.  Since we are in a very large medical building the heat will be off for most of the building I am bringing a heating pad, and a thermal blanket.
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2018, 07:29:11 AM »

Tomorrow we are going in on Sunday so the patients and staff will be off on Thursday thanksgiving.  Since we are in a very large medical building the heat will be off for most of the building I am bringing a heating pad, and a thermal blanket.

Whats the matter its not cold in here. You are imagining it.... Let me check to see if you could plug in the heating pad.... We may not allow it..... We have not tortured you yet now have we...... Take your seat!



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« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2018, 12:00:24 PM »

They are required to make reasonable accommodations by CMS it they ban heating pad they have to defend the ba to CMS if a complaint is filed.
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« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2018, 12:14:05 PM »

They are required to make reasonable accommodations by CMS it they ban heating pad they have to defend the ba to CMS if a complaint is filed.

More times than not they will side with the dialysis center........ It would probably go like the center has to make sure any electrical device is safe therefore the dialysis center has the right to limit what type of electrical devices are allowed...  Complaints just take up the "in-pile" stack to make them look busy.....

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« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2018, 10:21:04 PM »

 The idea of sitting in a chair for 4 hours was not about what to do it was more to do with comfort as i get sore and prone to cramps when sitting in one position for long periods of time. can i stand up once in a while? what do people do to curtail the need to go to the bathroom?
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« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2018, 07:06:04 PM »

I make sure to use the toilet just before sitting down, but occassionally still have to pee. I agree about the discomfort from the chairs.
Our unit used to do overnight sessions as well, and had some beds. The chairs are better than the beds they had. I just try to move around a bit, but I have not found the answer to that question yet.
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« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2018, 10:32:43 PM »

My unit must be really low tech.  I didn't know that the machines could connect to wifi.  I don't think ours connect to anything, but there are patient cards that are put into the machines.  I'm not really sure why.  The nurses still write everything down in charts and do hourly checks to make sure all if well and good.
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« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2018, 10:57:45 PM »

Havent started dialysis yet but am wondering about sitting in a chair for 4+ hours,just sitting in a chair at home gets uncomfortable after an hour and i find i need to get up and stretch,after 2 hours of sitting i start getting pains in my lower back and upper legs, to sit in one place for 4 or more hours is going to be akin to torture.
How do you cope?


Do you have restless leg syndrome? The Neph can write a prescription to help with that. It's a lifesaver for my hubby. Otherwise you might try rolling up a good sized firm bath towel and placing it just behind your knees or lower thighs or even your lower back. Also try reclining at different angles thruout treatment time, changing as many times as needed to avoid the gnawing pain. Do whatever you must with pillows, blankets, chair direction, etc...Maybe if your neph can give you something to sleep but nothing too heavy it will help you to rest and not fight it like torture. Or, if worse comes to worse, choose someone to have a little fun with by throwing candies or small puzzles their way and never saying it was from you. Be mysterious and see who finds out who did. You may be stuck in a chair for 4 hours but you could have yourself a lot of fun in a wicked sort of way, depends on how you look at it and if you'd have the guts to do it. Would beat the boredom. You gotta have a sense of humor and be up to the challenges. Or make others be up to it...hee,hee...
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« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2019, 06:49:29 PM »

After a week of 2 hour sessions we went to 4 hours today,the experience was uncomfortable and boring,back hurt and i got a headache,after 2 hours i needed a bathroom break but held on for another 2 hours, conclusion? i hate dialysis.
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« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2019, 07:57:30 PM »

I make sure to use the toilet just before sitting down, but occassionally still have to pee.
Give it 6 months or so and peeing will probably stop until you get a transplant.
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