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« on: June 30, 2018, 12:02:34 PM »

Yesterday while in the dialysis waiting room, I read all the different kinds of dialysis there are. Home hemo is out of the question because it would be too much trouble and between the clinic and our small house, the clinic is better. I donít want PD because I donít want a cath in my abdomen. I read once that you canít take a bath with a cath. But CAPD did look enticing, if it didnít have the cath... btw, can that cath be taken out and my body go back to normal if I ever had one?

Anyway, the point of this post, I read on that paper that there is Nocturnal and you sleep at the clinic for 9 hours and it would eliminate phosphorus binders (Iím guessing because it takes 9 hours instead of 3. I currently do Monday Wednesday and Friday from 11 til 3 altogether, so that would give me my days back. I think I am really considering that one. Does anyone here do it all night at the clinic? Whatís it like?

I am on the transplant list, but Iím just wondering about other dialysis while I wait...
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 01:51:14 PM »

Nocturnal will be great IF you can sleep through treatment.

Your bed will probably be a dialysis chair, and the nocturnal shifts tent to start early - 8PM or maybe 9PM.   If you can't adapt to an early to bed early to rise sleep cycle, it may not be for you.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 03:18:01 PM »

Hmm, thank you Simon Dog. And one of my main reasons for wanting to switch is the diet. What is the diet like for nocturnal patients? I actually enjoy eating fruit and vegetables, and a lot of my stress comes from being forced to not eat bananas and spinache and other fruits and vegetables that I genuinly like. I love nuts too. I love smoothies and fruitt bars and carrots and olives. I eat a certain amount of spinache and carrots sometimes but.I feel bad hearing everyone talk about how bad white bread and pasta is, but thatís what I have to live on because the healthy stuff is too healthy. I really donít want diabetes, and want to be as healthy as I can. Is the nocturnal diet better than the daytime diet? It sure sounds like it. Btw, I donít have a fluid problem or restriction, I just donít like eating less healthy.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 04:43:40 PM »

I loved nocturnal.  The clinic I am in stopped it due to staffing issues, now I do extended run for 6 hours three days  a week.  My blood work is usually spot on.  It does help with potassium and phosphorous.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 05:43:50 PM »

Okay, thanks kitkatz.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 03:39:32 AM »

Well, it turns out that my clinic does have nocturnal, and my mom says itís okay that it ends at 3AM, she likes getting up that early. I was surprised and didnít think sheíd want to do it when I heard the time.

 The manager said all she has to do is ask the next doc that comes in and if he signs off on it I can start. :) Iím excited, especially all the good stuff Iíve seen and heard. I donít think I will have sleeping problems, but I hope not. :)
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 10:32:46 PM »

Well, I am currently on nocturnal and have been for almost two years. My experience is a little different than what everyone is talking about. I have to be there at 7:45, on at 8pm. I sit in just a regular dialysis chair with individual tvs. They dim the lights and everyone stays pretty quiet. But I only run 4 hours, everyone runs all differnt times with the longest being 6. Some people sleep but I am a nightowl so I never do. I watch tv, watch movies on my ipad and play games. I love it so much better than days, so relaxing and laid back. Right now we have 11 patients with 1 nurse and 1 tech and they are wonderful.  I am glad I switched.
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