The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158428   Message #3757633
Posted By: Eric the Viking
11-Dec-15 - 06:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: Dialysis, a step into the unknown.
Subject: RE: BS: Dialysis, a step into the unknown.
Hi all.
Somehow I didn't put in a write up a couple of weeks ago.I wrote it but somehow I didn't hit the right button.

six weeks down the line and settled into the routine of early mornings and being hooked up. It isn't too bad, boredom sets in so the TV, Radio ipad and general conversation help to pass the time. I have had several blowouts and some other adventures such as going to the loo, trousers and kecks down when my arm burst, trying to stem the flow with toilet roll whilst attempting to dignify myself before I call for help ! Having pulled the emergency chord, no one came so struggled half dressed back into the ward holding my jeans up and a wrap of toilet roll dripping blood on the floor in a long trail. Quite funny when you sit back and laugh about it. But and this is particularly for you Ragdoll. The results of dialysis are really amazing. My iron has gone up to normal, my creatinine goes up to a terrible 700+ but after dialysis it's down to 300. My Calccium is up, my potassium down to 3.7, my phosphorous down to 1.5. My crapms have all but disappeared. Life for the other days is so much improved. I have so much more energy. Please assure your husband that it is worth it.