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10 years on and off dialysis

« on: November 21, 2013, 10:54:34 AM »

Has anybody traveled across Canada using the train and had managed to organise dialysis along the way????
Any advice welcomed.  :thx;

10 years of half a life
3 years HD 1st transplant Feb 08 failed after 3 months
Back to HD 2nd transplant Dec 10 failed after 11 months
Difficult times with a femoral line and catching MSSA (Thank you Plymouth Hospital)
Back on HD (not easy to do that third time around)
Fighting hard (two years on) to do home HD ... watch this space!
Oh and I am am getting married 1/08/15 to my wonderful partner Drew!!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 06:46:10 PM »

I've never dialyzed incenter in Canada, but I think it could be done. The first question is getting the treatments paid, I think the UK has a reciprocal agreement with Canada as part of the Commonwealth, assuming it does then it would just be a matter of setting up treatments in all or a combination of Vancouver, Lake Louise, Kamloops, Banff and Calgary.

My advice to anyone visiting multiple units as part of trip is to slow down. Plan a couple treatments in the most interesting destinations and then connect the cities with the train during your off days. I'd say you'd want to take at least two weeks/16 days.

The hard part is getting a confirmed time for treatments but some units will be able to accommodate advance scheduling so ask around in locations with more than one unit.

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