Congratulations. Despite being a solidy Democtatic state, I think you'll have far fewer moonbats up in VT that we have in the DPRM.
Welcome back to merry ole New England. I have lived here, in the Greater Boston area, since 1967. It's a great place. The weather stinks for the most part, but the consciousness is good, for the most part. And it has great natural beauty-- as you well know as a former Vermonter. Most people in other parts of the country don't realize how beautiful it is here. Sort of a woodland wonderland. Of course, you also have mountains, green ones, hence the name Ver (green) mont (mountain).
Whatever you do, hope your move goes smoothly and that your new home will be JAMPACKED with LOTSA fun and fond memories! (and good luck setting up the NxStage!)
Oh well at least I will be out of New Jersey.
Oh well at least I will be out of New Jersey.
If you want a long drive schedule in center stops along the way. If it was me I would find large shopping area so my wife would have something to do during my dialysis. Problem is she would be late picking me up. I am jealous of your home hemo, the only paus I have in moving to the Adirondacks is winter trips to the center. But I have a well and a small hous up there and I worry about the water draw on my well or storage space. As soon as the new sorbet technology is available I want to switch to home hemorrhage.
There is a center in Saratoga Springs that supports single person home hemo. But there are better systems in the testing pipeline using sorbet tech. Soppusedly they will require only 6 gallons of potable water per treatment. When these are available I will switch.
Congratulations to both of you on Retirements. I have friends in Essex Junction?? They just retired too. They are not on dialysis but good friends who want me to come back and visit but I am too chicken to travel to another center and have some random person do my dialysis. I do Nocturnal and am comfortable where I'm at.
I hate to be envious, but I am. I grew up in WA, the State, not the other one. Can't imagine living in that one.Moved to MO when Everett, WA closed the telephone company primary center and started routing all calls here to the mid-west. Wife was one of the few that transferred to keep the job. 8 out of 10 gave up and just left, filed for unemployment. A couple had enough years they managed to retire. That was in 96. Patsy retired, in 02. More or less forced into an early out. The company had apattern of leaning on the older, most senior employees to get them out. Hired part-timers so they would have to pay the higher wages, and PT do not get any benefits. Company saves huge. Nobody was willing to talk to a fed to do anything about it. The company gets away with it.Son followed us here. Now we have a couple of Grandsons, I can't move back to the NW. So I end up jealous of those that manage to return to the Mountains and away from the cities. I miss the clean water, trout, saltwater fishing within a reasonable distance. Snow capped mountains, elk, and so much I cannot even tell about it.Enjoy, that why it is there.At least you can still connect with us here so it's not really like you are going away. Unless you are so far out in the woods there isn't any internet. I'd have to get me one of this dish rigs. I don't hear a lot of good about them but at least they do work, even if not as fast as we are used to it still beats the old dial up connections.
Well, we made it .Moved into the new house on May 3. I am REALLY getting sick of looking at boxes!! Biggest issue ... new dialysis center ...... back with Fresenius in Indiana they included my residual function in clearance calculations. I used to run over 3.0. Guess what ...here they do not...... so clearance first day was below 2. "We need to up your dialysate to 50 liters." WAIT ... I 'd like to talk to doctor. He wont be here till May 31st. WHAT!!Next day clearance is 2.01. "We need to up your dialysate to 60 liters." WAIT .....I'd like to talk to doctor..... he won't be here till May 31st. There was a neph that "admitted me" and she admitted what we were saying made sense but she would not change it because "I will not be your doctor".. WTF .... where the hell is the "doctor" then?And they change the flow fraction so my time is about the same. This makes no sense to me nor to my nurse in Indiana with whom we became great friends. My major reason for objecting (since it is not more time) is travelling. All those %#$@ boxes have increased by 50% whenever we travel. Hanging 8 bags was bad enough. How the heck we hang 12 is beyond me. And it is amazingly frustrating when the tech says ... "You can talk all you want, but this is what WE consider adequate". Stick with tech work, buddy!!! So all this meant we had to treat at the center all of last week and two days this week. Finally we came home with a cycler yesterday. Today will be running the water lines and getting all connected under the sink. Going to the center to start at 0930 really used up all the day. By the time we got out and home we did not have much time to get unpacked. Makes me like the NX Stage even more....... will be nice to be on our own schedule again. On the GREAT side .... we have seen more of the grand kids in a week and a half than we did in two years.