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Old Sep 12th 2016, 2:58 pm   #16
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Never been in Australia - or Canada. Middle East. Africa. Europe. That was enough for me. Then after many years an exile I gave up and returned to my homeland
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Never been in Australia - or Canada. Middle East. Africa. Europe. That was enough for me. Then after many years an exile I gave up and returned to my homeland
I was way off mark then

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Never in the White Commonwealth. I was always in more exotic locales.
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As a volunteer ambulance driver in UK I used to take loads of folks for dialysis, 3 times a week. Took around 4-6 hours and the unit ran three shifts a day , 6 days a week with 24 patients a time! Took some of them for 10 years and the difference when I picked them up was amazing. The only problem they all had was limiting their liquid intake to I think , 1 litre a day. Modern science is marvellous as 10 years ago, the majority would not have survived more than a couple of years. The eldest i took was an 86 year old lady and she'd been on dialysis for about 15 years! Good luck and long life.
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Old Sep 14th 2016, 11:16 pm   #21
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I am already practising on the fluid restriction - 1 or 1 and a half litres a day. Diet restrictions too - including ones that seem daft. No coffee no chocolate.
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I am already practising on the fluid restriction - 1 or 1 and a half litres a day. Diet restrictions too - including ones that seem daft. No coffee no chocolate.
Caffeine is a diuretic.

Sorry to hear of your kidney issues, I hope all is going well with the dialysis.
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I am already practising on the fluid restriction - 1 or 1 and a half litres a day. Diet restrictions too - including ones that seem daft. No coffee no chocolate.
This NHS trust document might be handy - chocolate's high phosphate level is the reason given for it to be avoided. http://www.uhb.nhs.uk/Downloads/pdf/...sPhosphate.pdf
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Old Sep 16th 2016, 1:38 pm   #24
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Just practising with the diet - though I have started on the fluid restriction. This from a man who would happily quaff 8 pints of an evening ! Ah but then I saw the light some years ago and "put the plug in the jug" as those in the Fellowship of Bill Wilson say. I have not started on the Dialysis yet. Going on a guided tour of facility in Greenock next week and have another regular consultation with the Kidney Specialist the week after.


When I heard the explanation of Peritoneal Dialysis versus Hemodialysisi I opted for the latter. I need to get a fistula created and am waiting for an appointment to go in overnight for that minor surgery.
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I think you are wise opting for Hemodialysis. Im a GP -I have several patients on dialysis-
Two on PD and neither like it. HD is a pain but you get used to the routine. Don't dismiss home dialysis, it is certainly feasible though I don't know how you would go about it in the UK if indeed it would be available. I know someone who does this in BC but he is a GP! I know it is certainly commonly done though more so south of the border when covered by insurance plans. The fistula creation is a diddle, don't worry about it.
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O/T but just realised I confused you with scotdownunder when I thought you went to Aus then Canada

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Never been near Van Diemens Land ! Law-abiding I am ! I restricted my travels to the 3 continents of Africa, Asia and Europe.


Peritoneal Dialysisi (PD) seems a right lot of faffing about. I chose the Hemodialysis in hospital. 3 days a week 4 hours a time. Some people do hemodialysis at home - there is someone on the island who does that.


I will get it done under hospital supervision
NHS/Scottish Ambulance Service provide transport from my front door to the hospital in Greenock.


Interesting that Kidney Dialysis was pioneered in wartime Netherlands.

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Global Dialysis - Costs of dialysis in the UK

is a breakdown of costs to the NHS. Cost to me at point of delivery is nil. God bless Nye Bevan.
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is a breakdown of costs to the NHS. Cost to me at point of delivery is nil. God bless Nye Bevan.
Yes. He did a great and good thing there.

Hope all is as well as can be expected for you up there Scot47.
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Hoping the treatment is working well for you. Nye Bevan is God.
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