I just read an article in Nephrology News and Issues. I haven't looked into this drug and how long it will potentially take to bring it to market, but the results from a 1 year study in the US seems…Continue
"I'm sorry, but I only have experience with those two things separately and not together. Would your healthcare team be able to connect you to someone locally with that experience? Since they seem to think it will be ok, surely they've…"
"I think that things are quite different here in Canada than in the US (I dialysed for a couple of weeks at Disneyworld in at a Davita site). The bulk of the care is done by nurses. No techs the way you have in the US. And yes, communication is…"
"My own personal opinion (but I'm a cynic) is that the 'stages' don't really mean all that much. They don't tell you anything about what specifically is going on or how fast the progression of things may or may not be.
"Are you talking specifically about in-center hemodialysis? Or are you including PD and home hemo? Requirements for interaction are different with the different types.
In my case, as I wanted PD, I never saw a vascular surgeon. And then when PD…"
"Loretta, I didn't do home hemo. But I had a few friends who did. It took about 6 weeks of daytime in-hospital training to get it down pat. But once they were doing it (slow and steady overnight 6 days per week), they did amazingly well. My one…"
"I was on hemo for a year with a neckline. It was do-able, but a bit of a pain with the time commitment of 3 mornings a week. And it was the entire morning. 4 hours dialysis time, 15 minutes set up and take down (so 1/2 an hour) and then the travel…"
"Sorry Victoria. I didn't see this (don't know why). I've used essential oils for decades (even took a few college courses). I only used them minimally for small things and not for my kidney issues. Lavender was kind of my go-to oil…"
"Different centers have different frequency of testing for crossmatch. Ultimately, everyone will test you and the donor at the last minute right before surgery. The sad truth is that that status can change without warning. While it was a long time…"