The next morning, we checked out of the resort and drive back towards LA and stopped by for lunch followed by a visit to Redondo Beach . This place had a huge marina where there are thousands of boats. We hired a boat and drove into the water and then did what we love to do, sang songs in the middle of the water.
Dialysis at Santa Monica
The next day, my brother Karan picked me up from the hotel in LA we were staying at and took me to a place called Urth Cafe where we had breakfast. My dialysis session was scheduled for 5:15 p.m. that day. I was a little jittery because I had got dialysis about 3 full days back! I had done a very good job of controlling my fluid intake but three days is three days! I called the center to check if they could take me in earlier. They called back saying they could take me immediately! Great! So I had my brother drop me off at the center.
The staff was really good at this center. They had me on very soon. I targetted to pull off only about 3.5 liters because when I was trying to pull off more (4.5 liters) the last couple of times, I was having really bad symptoms (my mouth started cramping badly in Chicago - and I was alone there!). And anyways, due to all the saline they would push in to control the Blood Pressure, the nett weight loss would only be about 3.5 kgs! So, I thought might as well aim for that without all the accompanying drama!
The session went off fairly well.
The next morning, I was headed for Denver. My flight was at 8:15 a.m. My brother said, we should be good if we left home around 6:45 a.m. That proved to be a miscalculation.