Adherence towards transplant

Today is five months since my first hæmodialysis. It is hard to believe that I have come so far since that first day. It certainly has been a roller coaster of a ride from thinking that plasma exchange might work (it couldn't - kidneys too far gone), to trying peritoneal dialysis at home (that didn't … Continue reading Adherence towards transplant

Three points of access and a question from the 1980s

For dialysis to work, each patient needs access from the body to the machine. Back in December, when my kidneys failed, I was given a permacath in my chest so that blood can be taken from my body, fed into the machine, and pumped back into my body. I am glad to say that I … Continue reading Three points of access and a question from the 1980s

Changes afoot to dialysis

So, I've been on haemodialysis (HD) for just over two months now. Just settled into the rhythm of it. Sunday afternoons (after church), Tuesday mornings (first thing), and Friday lunchtimes are the days I have been going up to Tallaght University Hospital for my HD. Each day there are friendly faces from the nursing staff … Continue reading Changes afoot to dialysis