New dialysis treatment

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A month after I started dialysis, I switched to Peritoneal Dialysis. It's a new adjustment because I did it myself everyday, multiple times a day. Hiccups happen and half way through May, my catheter decided to stop working. I had outpatient surgery on May 11th to replace the clogged peritoneal catheter. So, I was doing hemo-dialysis 3 times a week until my belly healed AGAIN.

 

This type of dialysis took up a lot of my time. I feel like all I did was dialyze and cook. I missed working. I missed being normal. Every week something new that popped up that I had to deal with. But I got it done and tried to stay positive. I also finally moved my dogs out of my condo in May. They really like their new home. I'm still in Westerville, OH. Just living with my mom now. Lot's of transitions in 2017. 

 
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I got a machine called a "Cycler" in June that allowed me to dialyze at night while sleeping. It does 4 exchanges of fluid over an 8 hour period. That made things easier. But until then, I was a slave to doing it manually EVERYDAY.

                                             This is how the Cycler is set up while I sleep. The drain line goes to the toilet.

                                            This is how the Cycler is set up while I sleep. The drain line goes to the toilet.