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3 years on Dialysis

ChefAmandaTransplant Patient
October 26, 2021 in Kidney

3 and a half hours… 3 days a week for 33 months.. How many hours is that?

This is my dialysis catheter that I have been keeping safe and clean for just about 3 years

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  • AnnMarieCare Partner

    I hate the reason for this post but I love the power in it💙

    October 26, 2021
  • ChefAmandaTransplant Patient
  • Howanitz39Transplant Patient

    Can I ask how are you still on a vast cath for 3 years? I was always told that I could not have one for a long time because it could cause a bad infection so my dialysis team wanted me to get my fistula right away. I did my dialysis for 4 hours a day 4 days a week . It's funny they had juat told me on Monday January 26 2121 that I would not be getting treatment on Saturday anymore and I got my call on that Wednesday to go to the hospital for my transplant.

    October 29, 2021
  • ChefAmandaTransplant Patient

    Congratulations on getting your transplant! Dialysis centers always push for fistula because they get in trouble if a cath gets infected. As for me… I need a heart and kidney. If I was to get a fistula it would be too much stress on my heart because of my condition so I been VERY careful with my cath.

    October 29, 2021
  • AklowakTransplant Patient

    I just had my one year anniversary on dialysis- I was only on Hemo for 6 months now I do PD - i was thinking just last night i wonder how many hours I have given up to this treatment..

    November 17, 2021
  • ChefAmandaTransplant Patient

    @Aklowak It’s a lot more then people realize.

    November 17, 2021
  • KarinExpert
    Transplant Patient

    I am so sorry @ChefAmanda - dialysis is not what anyone deserves / no one should have to go through it / I sincerely hope and part for you to get a kidney soon!!!

    November 21, 2021
  • Sdey0522Transplant Patient

    @Karin - I completely agree with you. Pre-emptive transplantation is the best case scenario, perhaps through a #livingdonor even. Those who can't avoid/escape dialysis, should actively search for a compatible donor , if at all possible.

    January 21, 2022
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