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« on: June 29, 2014, 09:49:28 PM »

My husband works a fulltime day job and does home hemo 5 nites a week. He generally eats a late lunch around 1:30pm (he can't stomach breakfast) but then doesn't eat dinner until after treatment around 11-11:30pm. I'm curious what others are doing...eating before or after your treatments and your reasons. Thanks.
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Husband has ESRD with Type I Diabetes -Insulin Dependent.
I was his carepartner for home hemodialysis using Nxstage December 2013-July 2016.
He went back to doing in-center July 2016.
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 07:06:13 AM »

I worked full time when I was on home hemo as well.  I would come home at 5 PM, set up the machine and let it prime, make dinner/eat/clean up, then get started on the machine between 7-7:30.  This meant I was done and in bed by 11:00 at the latest.  Since I had to get up at 6 AM for work, that schedule worked the best for me so I could get as much sleep as possible. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 11:41:05 PM »

I worked full time when I was on home hemo as well.  I would come home at 5 PM, set up the machine and let it prime, make dinner/eat/clean up, then get started on the machine between 7-7:30.  This meant I was done and in bed by 11:00 at the latest.  Since I had to get up at 6 AM for work, that schedule worked the best for me so I could get as much sleep as possible.
Wow! You're to be commended for having such a great attitude and keeping a fulltime job! You make it sound like "nah, no biggie. I work, I come home, I eat, I dialyze then go to bed". You make something so hard sound so easy! Hope you keep it up. I've been at this for 6 months as my husband's carepartner and still have not perfected a routine yet. Oh, I setup/tear down the same each day but it's the rest of life that I am still having trouble fitting in around dialysis and just haven't found my groove yet. I'm a creature of habit and so thrive when I have a routine but nowadays, I feel all out of sorts trying to figure out how to fit in time to order supplies, do housechores, cooking, cleaning, stay on top of stuff AND have some sort of life outside dialysis! 
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Husband has ESRD with Type I Diabetes -Insulin Dependent.
I was his carepartner for home hemodialysis using Nxstage December 2013-July 2016.
He went back to doing in-center July 2016.
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