You can imagine my surprise when I learned that Tullamore Hospital does not have a social worker anywhere in the building. Having benefited from one in Tallaght, I am concerned that there is not one here.
It’s now a full week since the fistula was used for the first time. I can say with confidence that I am very happy that I am making the transition from hæmodialysis via permacath in my chest to hæmodialysis via fistula. Usually the nurses use an anæsthetic spray on the arm to numb the skin … Continue reading A week in to the fistula
Stephanie the #fistulasupportbear is in attendance as fistula use begins for #dialysis
So, after nearly four months of waiting, the fistula in my left upper arm may be needled for the first time today. Nothing is ever certain about dialysis but the nurses think it will be started today. As with any change in routine, I am feeling nervous. But, I know that this is meant to … Continue reading Feeling nervous