The problem is distance from the dialysis center (30 miles - 60 round trip). It would seem to be a no brainer, having a home dialysis setup. But we calculated how many times we would go to town for other reasons and we compared that to the four hours of free time my wife has in town three times per week. She likes those four hours. It's her time.Then I worried about some emergency with home dialysis and who would save my bacon. Yep, I worry. I used to do that for a living - worry. That's why they paid me the big bucks. Now I do it for free.Besides, I am not into stabbing myself with a needle. Gives me the shivers. Zowie!!!Comments?
...of free time my wife has in town three times per week. She likes those four hours. It's her time.
At the urging of some, we are starting our education on home dialysis. The brand name of the unit we would use is NxStage. As soon as my fistula develops we will begin the five week training course. There remains a few unanswered question about water quality as used by the equipment since we live on natural well water from two deep wells. City folks, like our nurse, are skeptical. No chemicals here.We have plenty of storage space. We built this house just a few years ago and I was thinking about a few months of food supply if we decided not to go shopping, when I drew in a pantry larger than my bedroom. Lotsa cabinets. Back when the old house burnt down we lost our dog, Sophie. With home dialysis I have an opportunity to fill in that void and we will be shopping for another pooch. Our cats have voted “No” on this. Too bad.This dialysis adventure may work out after all. Thanks for the info.Gerald