That's good, you will soon know as much as the nurses and being involved will relieve some of the frustration of everything taking so long.A few of you well wishers have asked various questions re dialysis and how I am going on
Well todays session was perfect the last two not so clever my blood pressure dropped to 75 / 45 felt as sick as a parrot but blood pressure drop is part of the process sadly. My issue is having high blood pressure anyway the problem is magnified but that is work in progress re timing of high blood pressure drugs in relation to dialysing.
The good news is next Wednesday I am going for a pre op assessment for fitting a fistula , the stesio in my chest will remain the fistula needs to grow which takes 8 weeks then need to see it works. Life back normalish re showering and they are far better in respect of infection control ( connected direct to the heart so last thing you need)
News got better today I had a chat with the main nurse and she authorised straight away starting from Saturday an initiative called shared care. What this involves is basically dialysing myself at the end of the process I will be able to calculate my own figures prepare and stick in needles ,operate the machine un plug and go home. The time saving eventually be immense 7 and a half hours today with bits and bats the dialysis only 4 of those
This idea has been pioneered by Leeds teaching Hospitals and yesterday a lecture was given that it seems the folk of Manchester will benefit too
Leeds hospital have made a short video that explains a lot more and the lady in blue is Joy she is my senior sister and the brains behind it all. Also she is the lady along with her colleagues "Andys Angels " who keep me alive
So I hope the clips gives good insight answers a lot of questions and hey why not curiosity
A very positive Channa