Dialysis Update

Dialysis is one thing I will not argue about when it comes to needing to do it now that my transplanted kidney, after 31 1/2 years, has stopped working correctly at the beginning of the year. Although I have had the catheter replaced once so far, I do not want to jinx the second catheter one from not working when it has been doing what the first one failed to do from the very beginning. Yes, I have had some issues with the first one, whereas the second one has been working better from the start at replacement. At that time, I have been frustrated, confused, and wondered if I was doing the right thing by doing hemodialysis.

I had spoken to Dr. A about a couple of things just before I left today. He did not come until I was taken off the machine. My time has changed from 3 1/2 hours to 3 hours and 15 minutes, and my fluid output was changed from 3.5 to 3.15 since now I get cramps and dizzy. Life continues to go ahead, and I still feel I am living a full life.