For the past week, dialysis has been going well and smoothly. Today was another fine dialysis day. I could not have asked for more. I was able to get 3.21 kilos of fluid out of me from my weekend excursion with a little extra fluid in my body. I gained 4.3 kilos over the weekend. I have to do better from this day forward to be very honest. The days that I do not get dialyzed is on Sunday and Monday after Saturday’s dialysis day. Gaining 2 to 3 kilos is fine but not anything after that. I learned that from Dr. A this morning from his clinic visit and it is important to be in those guidelines of fluid intake when we have kidney issues and need to be on dialysis. I like Dr. A because he does not sit and criticize you for something you did wrong but he is firm about how important it is to be healthy and strong during dialysis.
Am I upset that I am a little over my fluid intake? No, not upset. Scared, yes. I want to do what is right and I do myself a favor in listening to the doctor the best I can. As far as my transplanted kidney is concerned, I do have to admit that my transplant has lasted longer than most transplants. I have taken good care of my kidney for 31 1/2 years. As long as my kidney s still making urine (please excuse any grossness), I can still celebrate the life of my kidney even though it is not working properly anymore. I do not mind being on dialysis at all. It is the way life goes when kidneys do not function properly in anyone/everyone. I notice from time to time that hemodialysis can be hard on the body, but I still feel I live a normal life. In fact, I find dialysis a regimen in my life a part of my life right now. Do I make sense?