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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2012, 04:55:58 PM »

We use a heating pad to warm our bags when I do manuals. I have filled with bags that weren't quite warm enough but never cold. It was uncomfortable enough to make us be sure to heat all bags properly. Our cycler has a red line as well and my wife, who sets it up for me, is always careful to attach it to the top bag.
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2012, 05:35:00 PM »

Ouch, Jadey!

We were to to never use a cold bag.  We've even discussed how to heat a bag when there is no power available.

How did you do that??
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Nov 5, 2011 - diagnosed with ESRD, unknown cause
Nov 14, 2011 - PD catheter insert
Nov 15, 2011 - Started PD
Oct 11, 2012 - received a kidney from my mom, 3/6 match
-kidney wasn't filtering properly. 2nd surgery 4 days later to re-position kidney. Accident happened and kidney got damaged. Internally bleed 1.5 L and needed a transfusion. 3rd surgery to sew up the damaged kidney.
-anaphylactic shock to thymoglobulin
-ATN and rejection
-sleepy kidney waiting to recover

a start of a new life, a new journey
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2012, 05:52:35 PM »

Ouch, Jadey!

We were to to never use a cold bag.  We've even discussed how to heat a bag when there is no power available.

How did you do that??

One method was to put the bag on the dashboard of a car which is in the sun.  Of course, if I ever have a power blackout there won't be any sunshine about.

Another way was to wrap a bag in a hot towel - I haven't quite worked out how I manage to heat the towel with no electricity, but I'm still working on that one.

My current idea is to take a bag to bed when I have a snooze and snuggle it.
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