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Old Aug 27th 2016, 6:26 pm
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The Kidney Specialist has advised me that Dialysis is the best solution for my kidney problems. I was offered the choice between peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis. I have opted for the second and the will mean Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the local hospital Kidney Unit. No more exotic travelling for me !


Anyone else on this. I have found a FB pal in Berlin who gets the same and find he has some useful tips.
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Old Aug 28th 2016, 8:35 am
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Sorry I cannot advise on this Scot, but just wishing you well.
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Old Aug 28th 2016, 11:24 am
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Yes, a bummer. I'm sorry to hear this. I hope at least that the dialysis keeps you well. Any chance of a kidney transplant?
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No knowledge but also wishing you well.
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Other medical "issues" make it unlikely that I will get a transplant. Maybe if I were an alcoholic ex-footballer instead of a reformed alcoholic and ex-teacher !
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Is the treatment a permanent fixture, or can your condition improve enough for it to stop or at least be reduced? I don't know anything about these things even though I have one kidney not performing as well as it should.
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Unless you go for a transplant, dialysis will be for the rest of your life. Two types - peritoneal, where you use a bag to remove and replace fluid in the abdomen. Other method is hemodialysis, where you are hooked up to a machine which filters the blood for a few hours.


Technique was developed in wartime Netherlands. I knew nothing until I was told I needed the treatment.
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I love how much medical science can do for us now, so much to be thankful for. Best wishes for your treatment Scott, may it enable you to live long and happy!
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I can't add anything other than to wish you well.
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Before I get hooked up and have restrictions on travels I am away to that Monument at Glenfinnan. Whether or not I swear Allegiance to Charles Edward Stuart is as yet undecided.


http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Glenfinnan-Monument/

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Unless you go for a transplant, dialysis will be for the rest of your life. Two types - peritoneal, where you use a bag to remove and replace fluid in the abdomen. Other method is hemodialysis, where you are hooked up to a machine which filters the blood for a few hours.


Technique was developed in wartime Netherlands. I knew nothing until I was told I needed the treatment.
At least the modern machines are small and compact, and they can be installed in the home as well
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IF I am going to be hooked up to a machine that siphons off my blood, filters it and returns it into my body, I think I would be happier doing it under close medical supervision. I will get it done in hospital !
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IF I am going to be hooked up to a machine that siphons off my blood, filters it and returns it into my body, I think I would be happier doing it under close medical supervision. I will get it done in hospital !
Sorry to hear of your condition Scot. All the very best.
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Good luck Scot... So, you are back in the UK now... I thought you were in Aus, then Canada... Hope you stay healthy and keep visiting us on BE!
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