Hope your back up to fitness soon.
Hope your back up to fitness soon.
Last edited by n brown; 04-06-2019 at 21:03.
too blessed to be stressed
Hi Andrew thanks for keeping the troops informed, a guy at work had a fistula, and I was amazed at how fast blood flows, lucky for him he has a new kidney, and doing well and back at work, take care , gerry
Yes, I found it scarey to start with. I never watched as they did it.
That said, it wasn't long before I was used to it and accepted it had to be done.
The big advantage of needling the same site each time is that an access hole is formed.
Once established they simply remove the scab over the site and use a blunt needle to gain access. Much less painful.
Good luck with everything.
The benefit of this wrist fistula if benefit is the right word seems that they can needle different parts of the arm to prevent tracking and colllasped veins. Moreover they can re fistulise further up the arm
Several of the other patients have told me to try and avoid pain relief when needled and try to get used to it By allaccounts when local pain relief is applied that can be painful in itself
I cant wait !!! A case of getting on with it
Did you receive a transplant ? I hope all is going well for you, It is certainly a journey of sorts
Yes, buttonholing is the correct term.
I was on dialysis for fourteen months and then was lucky enough to have a transplant. That happened in May last year.
Last month I had the fistula tied off due to it becoming painful. Should it be needed again they will, as you say, make another further up the arm.
Now it's a case of numerous tablets to prevent rejection.
I hope all goes well for you.
The lady I am seeing has had two tx and both failed back on HD so it is a precarious path. THe anti rejection drugs and amount of them seems endless
My new pal is buzzing like a good one and can be felt arleady with out a stethoscope, Michelle bought me a stress ball the other day to excercise and build up.
Lucky lad really . knows far more about it all than I do and looks after me like mother hen
YOu take care and all the best
As mentioned above Allen and Hadyn Buttonhole on dialysis my unit doesnt , so asked today and been told the same thing by a couple of people
When I dialyise I will use what the call a ladder technique so different locations every time because of bruising and tenderness. Buttonhole is best described as putting earings in a channel ids formed using the same spot so once the button established the pan is less.
The reason why Leeds dont do it is down to staffing I am told the same person has to do it everytime, Every Nurse needles slightly different angles etc and getting it wrong can cause complications. So because there is no guarantee the same staff are working and logisitics of the ward the same member of staff cant be guaranteed so use the ladder technique.
Ladder in theory uses sharper needles because a new site is used on each occasion for pain relief I believe they use or similar too Lignacaine but that in itself is unpleasant so there we have it resources of the ward stretched ( which I know to be true) and ultimately the patient pays perhpas
Rather than every Tom Dick and Mohammed needling me I intend to learn myself by doing so the button hole technique favoured by many becomes available
72 hours now the pain has gone hand still swollen but the main thing is the fistula is buzzing like a good un
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