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« on: December 04, 2018, 12:34:36 AM »

Greetings fellow haters of dialysis.
I am 67 years old. I live by myself. I have been on CCPD a little over a year. I would have started six months earlier, but there was a raft of complications some medical, some mechanical. I use a Baxter Home Choice Pro now, but trained inititially on the newer Baxter Amia. Inbetween I spent three months on hemo with s carotid catheter.
I am glad to find this site as I find other sites miserably cheerful, filled with hope but little useful information, and quite annoying. Here I look to find more reality-based discussions. I understand how reporting our stories can be helpful, as we navigate the dark dialysis forest. I like reading your stories.
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 05:04:35 AM »

Welcome to the group. We do live to share our stories and read the insights and stories shared by others. It all helps to put each of our journeys into perspective.

Transplant July 2017 from out of state deceased donor, waited three weeks the creatine to fall into expected range, dialysis December 2013 - July 2017.

Well on dialysis I traveled a lot and posted about international trips in the Dialysis: Traveling Tips and Stories section.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 06:37:26 AM »

Welcome to the site PDbunny


Take care, Cas

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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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 05:09:41 AM »

Hi PDBunny and Welcome to IHD!

I found it very helpful reading here when I first began PD.  So much to learn that is not addressed in our training.  Learning how much our diet and fluid control makes such a difference in how we feel after treatment was probably the most important to me.  I think I have managed to adjust far quicker and better than many because of this site.

Having the ability to ask questions and get answers from those that actually LIVE the life.  Dr's and Nurses know a lot, but they are on the other end of the treatment and really do not know just what we are going through.

Read lots, post often.  We will be here.

Take Care,

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 05:49:14 AM »

Welcome, PDBunny.  I also do PD and live alone while old (just turned 77).  I look forward to your stories.

Diagnosed with Stage 2 ESRD 2009
Pneumonia 11/15
Began Hemo 11/15 @6%
Began PD 1/16 (manual)
Began PD (Cycler) 5/16
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