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« on: April 29, 2018, 06:21:48 PM »

Just curious.  Before we started dialysis, everything I read said 2 hours per day, 5 days a week.....the nephrologist said, "Oh, NO!...you must do 3 hours, 5 days a week".  Well, hubby said that was a "no go"....so, because of his clearances, he now does 3 hours, 20 mins for 4 days a week. 

So..what does everyone else do?  I know it's all dependent on YOU and your body's functions....like I said...just curious!
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 06:58:16 PM »

The NxStage marketeers seem to like to talk about the home hemo times for a 90lb female.

My Rx is 40L, FF48 (which allows me to run at 12L/min dialysate), for an on time of 3:29, not including any additional time if there are alarms for a 5 day/week schedule.  My EDW is 109.5kg and my URR generally runs between 45% and 51%.

I was on a 30L Rx running about 3 hours, but I was coming in just over 2.0 weekly Kt/V.   I did not like being at the edge of acceptable (2.0 is the goal), so I asked the RN for a better Rx.  The current Rx gave me 2.6 this month and 2.7 the month before.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 10:15:53 PM »

I try very hard to do 2 days on, one day off. I quite often manage every other day 2 hours (about 20 liters) and pat myself on the back when I manage 2,5 hrs or 2 days in a row. My bloods are fine, I'm fine (still after 20+ yrs D plus 13 yrs transplant)

I still do everything myself (when I can use both arms) bar bringing the boxes up to my D-room or emptying a near full abandend Sak.


I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left

1983 high proteinloss in urine, chemo, stroke,coma, dialysis
1984 double nephrectomy
1985 transplant from dad
1998 lost dads kidney, start PD
2003 peritineum burst, back to hemo
2012 start Nxstage home hemo
       still on waitinglist, still ok I think
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