I Hate Dialysis Message Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 20, 2014, 05:05:51 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
487495 Posts in 30147 Topics by 9673 Members
Latest Member: morgansgrumpygranny
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  I Hate Dialysis Message Board
|-+  Dialysis Discussion
| |-+  Dialysis: Home Dialysis - NxStage Users (Moderators: kitkatz, paris)
| | |-+  NxStage training
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: NxStage training  (Read 1299 times)
paris
Global Moderator
Member for Life
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 8858


« on: February 05, 2008, 01:15:14 PM »

The regional manager of NxStage is going to be in my area Friday and has invited me to observe a training session.  I am still holding at 15%, so know it will be awhile before I need the training.   Would anyone recommend going to this now, just to get an idea of all that is involved?  Or am I jumping the gun?  I keep trying to learn everything.  She has emailed me several times and sent me lots of information.  This all started with my mammogram and the tech---small world.  Thanks for your opinions. You know I value everyone of them!
Logged



It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
Meinuk
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 884


WWW
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 01:26:51 PM »

Hi Paris!

Unless you have a schedule conflict - why not?  You're not signing on the dotted line for anything, and seeing the machine in action will just familiarize you with the process.  On the flip side, it will be a reminder that dialysis may be in your future.  (still hoping that something comes through transplant wise)  When the time comes, you'll be an informed consumer.

Or, if you have a conflict, you can sit with me while I dialyize at Dollywood!

(BTW I held out at 15% for a few years)

XOXOXO

Anna
Logged

Research Dialysis Units:  http://projects.propublica.org/dialysis/

47 with PKD
deceased donor transplant 11/2/08
nxstage 10/07 - 11/08;  30LS/S; 20LT/W/R  @450
temp. permcath:  inserted 5/07 - removed 7/19/07
in-center hemo:  m/w/f 1/12/07
list: 6/05
a/v fistula: 5/05
NxStage training diary post (10/07):  http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=5229.0
Newspaper article: Me dialyzing alone:  http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=7332.0
Transplant post 11/08):  http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=10893.msg187492#msg187492
Fistula removal post (7/10): http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=18735.msg324217#msg324217
Post Transplant Skin Cancer (2/14): http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=30659.msg476547#msg476547

To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of thought. - Henri Poincare
Sluff
Administrator/Owner
Member for Life
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 23863


« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 05:47:18 PM »

Absolutely.. sit in on the training, knowledge is power. A person can never know too much. If you are at 15%, unfortunately you are playing the waiting game and I know how hard that is to do. I hope you never need that knowledge.  :grouphug;
Logged

R.I.P. Epoman GBNF Creator IHD Family of sites.
R.I.P. Goofynina GBNF #1 Admin IHD Family of sites



If you would like to donate to help keep IHD on line click here: http://www.ihatedialysis.com/donate.htm
KR Cincy
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 930


Home hemodialysis since May 07

« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008, 06:21:17 PM »

I would have loved to have seen how home hemo works before I actually needed it...so if you have the time, I'd say yes, check it out!
Logged

Not giving up...thanks to Susan.
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
 

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP SMF 2.0.5 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Enotify by CreateAForum.com
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!