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« on: August 28, 2005, 08:06:47 AM »

morning all seems evrybody here is on hemo..i am on pd do 4 exchnages a day...how come nobody else seems to do this...reason i chose it was because there was no way i was going to the hospital 3 times a day...this way i have atleast some sort of a life..i was able to spend lots of time with my 3 kids and 2 grandkids this summer
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2005, 02:50:17 PM »

Hi, Toad.  I did PD for 3 years, but I kept getting really serious peritonitis-- they later discovered I am a nasal staph carrier and should never have been started on PD because my staph was contaminating my catheter every time I did a treatment.  Even though my PD nurse said my technique was excellent, the staph eventually contaminated all 3 of my catheters, with the last infection almost killing me and requiring exploratory surgery to get all of it out... with the added bonus of a 104-degree fever complete with hallucinations.

Originally I liked PD because I didn't have to put up with needles, but eventually I needed to do 5 treatments a day, and that got to be a real hassle.  Originally I was on a cycler, but because of the position of my catheter in my abdomen, I couldn't drain while lying down--- the catheter dug into my bladder and there's no WAY you can sleep through that!

For some people, PD works-- it didn't for me.  I hope you have continued good luck with your PD, and that you never have to switch.





EDITED:Moved to home dialysis section PD- kitkatz,moderator
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2005, 09:33:21 PM »

six months from the time that i was told that i would have 2 have dialysis i spent +searching 4 all  the info i could find

i looked at PD decided that infection risks outweighed unlikely benefits and said no thanks and decided on hemo

i know its only my opinion but i cant understand why onyone would want 2 do PD

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005, 12:37:55 AM »

six months from the time that i was told that i would have 2 have dialysis i spent +searching 4 all  the info i could find

i looked at PD decided that infection risks outweighed unlikely benefits and said no thanks and decided on hemo

i know its only my opinion but i cant understand why onyone would want 2 do PD

oin

Yeah I just couldn't handle emotionally doing 4-5 exchanges EVERY day. I do M.W.F. then I am FREE on Tue and Thur and the weekend.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005, 12:43:01 AM »

In my case, I had a severe needle phobia and I felt that PD would be easier on me... man, was I wrong!  :-\   No matter what you do, there's a lot of complications.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2005, 11:55:05 AM »

Toad,
      I'm  on PD.   Have  been  since  Apr. 2004.              I'm  happy  with  my decision.         I  feel like  I  have  so much  more  freedom  than  HD.        Plus  no  needles  except  for  the  monthly  labs,  insuling  shots  and  aranesp  every  3 weeks.
          I  don't  have  fluid  restrictions,  and such  minor  diet  restrictions.       
                                              Marina   :)
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2005, 11:55:45 AM »

Toad,
      I'm  on PD.   Have  been  since  Apr. 2004.              I'm  happy  with  my decision.         I  feel like  I  have  so much  more  freedom  than  HD.        Plus  no  needles  except  for  the  monthly  labs,  insuling  shots  and  aranesp  every  3 weeks.
          I  don't  have  fluid  restrictions,  and some minor  diet  restrictions.      
                                              Marina   :)
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2005, 12:00:01 PM »

SO  how  do  we  make  corrections  or  delete  posts??????????  I  made  a  typo  and  tried  to corrected  only  to  have  to  of  the  same  posts,  but  one  without  typos              LOL   :D
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2005, 08:45:00 PM »

SO  how  do  we  make  corrections  or  delete  posts??????????  I  made  a  typo  and  tried  to corrected  only  to  have  to  of  the  same  posts,  but  one  without  typos              LOL   :D

If you want to EDIT your post just click the MODIFY button, however if you wish to delete a post I have that option disabled.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2005, 10:02:23 PM »

Thanks  Epoman!                  Sorry  you  guys guys  had  to  scroll through  two  of  the  same  post!          But,  now  I  know  how  to  edit.             LOL
                                       Marina   :)
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2005, 11:56:44 PM »

Thanks  Epoman!                  Sorry  you  guys guys  had  to  scroll through  two  of  the  same  post!          But,  now  I  know  how  to  edit.             LOL
                                       Marina   :)

No problem at all.  :) by the way you like to have a lot of spaces in your posts huh!  ;)
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