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« on: October 06, 2010, 09:54:15 PM »

I go in and the scale is not always right! The thing that should be totally accurate! And the nurse puts a goal up that makes u cringe thinkin cramps,and u know u always leave feelin that tired far away feeling but the goal she put u will be crawling out of there after! U tell her.look I didnt drink that much! Krit line me! Oh no she says,have I ever been wrong with ur goal? YES YOU SAY TO YOURSELF.cause u just dont feel like arguin again. And u wonder is she gettin off on my misery? Probly not. Then a hour be4 u are done u are peacefully asleep,and wow! U pop up with a pain from cramps that bring tears to ur eyes! They shut u off 10min. U get through and she asks how do u feel? And u tell her u are real wiped and not well. U go home sick sleep for hours,puking.go back next treatment. She says how did u do? U tell her that treatment that day wrecked u! Her answer- huh? Maybe I took to much off?-- Grrrr!
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 12:04:50 AM »

Its a matter of trial and error to identify your dry weight because it can vary day by day. Having said that, ending with cramps is a sure sign something is wrong...too much fluid taken off or fluid taken off too quickly.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 04:38:48 AM »

Yes I know ive been doing it 9 yrs. I take out my own needles at the end! Not a big deal. They wik adjust a patients dry weight as they monitor u ea time u come off. I just get frustrated when I know they are taken to much and dont listen!
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 10:34:12 AM »

Take more than one weight.  Those darn digital things read differently depending on where you stand, if you shift, etc.  I also found it really helpful to have a good scale of my own at home.  I monitored my weight several times a day on the days off, and then I knew where I was at.

I set my own goals in-center.  "Take off this much."  Period.  The nurses adapt!

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