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« on: December 20, 2015, 12:55:37 AM »

Met my brother at College Station to see an A&M basketball game. Did my PD exchange in the back of my Yukon.  Could not have felt better about it. Packed my stuff in a small overnight bag. Threw the bag of solution on the dash to keep it warm and headed off for a three hour drive. Got back a little late so the last exchange was a little behind schedule, but kind of felt like I finally won one
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 03:05:23 AM »

Hello....  :welcomesign; to IHD....

Glad you're finding the dreaded dialysis manageable....

My mum was on PD....

Hope to see you around here a lot....

Darth... Moderator...
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Cared for my late mum, Elsie who had Kidney Failure... Darling mum died on July 15th 2014... May her gentle soul rest in peace....
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 08:35:23 PM »

Congratulations on your newly found freedom and success, bjp81757! Like they say, "Everything is BIGGER in Texas!"   :yahoo;
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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 #3 on: December 21, 2015, 05:00:53 AM »

Congratulations. :bandance; :bandance; :bandance; :bandance;

I believe it is important to take this kind of control and  not let the Big D take complete control of your life.
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VT Big Rig
Diagnosed - October 2012
Started with NxStage - April 2015
6 Fistula grams in 5 months,  New upper fistula Oct 2015, But now old one working fine, until August 2016 and it stopped, tried an angio, still no good
Started on new fistula .
God Bless my wife and care partner for her help
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 02:27:07 PM »

You didn't kind of win one you did win one.  It's easy to let this damn disease dominate your life the true courage is to stand up to it and find a way to have a life too.  Dialysis ain't for sissies.  Congrats on having a fine time I hope you have many more.
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015, 07:49:33 PM »

I am quickly learning that I have come to the right place. People that understand what I face because they face the same thing. Through 6 years of in-center hemo, I made friends and we compared our experiences, but during treatments I never really felt like talking. I also never felt like I was i control of anything. PD has been a welcome change. Started college a couple of years ago at age 56, I have had to take it slow and choose class times and classes carefully because on treatment days I was wiped out and the other days had little energy. Now I feel comfortable  tackling the more advance courses needed for my degree.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2016, 12:53:42 PM »


It's a wonderful feeling to know that you can be mobile.  That you are not tied down to doing your treatments only at home.  It takes just a little bit of planning to pack the essentials, but it really isn't that much.

Being able to go out and about, be half normal again, to go wherever you wish and not have to watch the clock and worry about getting back home in time for treatment.

That's immense!    I hope you continue to go and do, it really does energize you to get out in the world again.

Take Care,

Charlie B53
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2016, 07:19:56 PM »

Think its great on you handling the dialysis in such a positive way. Role model for others.  :bandance;
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Caregiver for wife with ESRD and type Type 1 diabetes (almost 50 years).  HHD with NxStage machine January 2015.
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