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Home Dialysis Machine/System Transition: Part 3

NxStage ARRIVES!! A few days before I did my first dialysis treatment at home, my machine arrived. March 23rd. This was something I had been dreaming about for a long time. (I have known about and wanted to try NxStage … Continue reading

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Home Dialysis Machine/System Transition : Part 2

NxStage TRAINING AND ADJUSTMENT PERIOD . . . My team and I had anticipated that my NxStage training would take just over a week. Unfortunately the change in system put me off balance physically – specifically my potassium level being … Continue reading

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Home Dialysis Machine/System Transition : Part 1

NO WINNERS AND LOSERS WITH DIALYSIS – Just CHOICE . . . I came home with my new dialysis machine on Mar 25th. Before that I was at the hospital for three weeks learning the new system and adjusting physically … Continue reading

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Approaching the Next Stage: Living with Kidney Failure and Dialysis . . .

Right now I’m at home on my dialysis machine. This is pretty typical for me, as I have done home hemodialysis for the last few years, but . . . this may be my last time on this particular machine. … Continue reading

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Something Positive to Come Back For . . .

Fingers crossed . . . but I may have the opportunity to try the new dialysis machines for the hospital in the new year. The new machines are the NxStage dialysis machines. Portable. Easier to set-up and use. Travel-friendly. (Google … Continue reading

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My Relationship Status (with my hospital) has Changed to “In a Relationship” . . .

In the 70’s there used to be cigarette ads with the slogan, “You’ve come a long way, baby”. I thought I’d borrow the slogan to use here. It’s one of those statements that can stop you in your tracks in … Continue reading

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