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Started New Fistula on Saturday by Nathan M. Patient Expert I had another exciting dialysis treatment on Saturday. Normally, the dialysis treatment runs... the lines on my catheter. Since nothing was working, she called the on-call doctor and asked...
Moving from a jugular to a fistula: mixed feelings by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven of the catheter lines and the dialysis is started. When I eventually got my fistula in 1997, I remember every one around me was excited. "The fistula is working!" "Here, feel the thrill, the bruit", the doctor would say offering...
Fistula infection by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven On Tuesday, dialysis ended normally. Around 10:30 in the morning however, I felt pain... more reason for me to hate formal clothes at work! By afternoon, I developed a slight fever as well...
Fistula Perils by Nathan M. Patient Expert in another perm-cath into my chest, as I will not have a working fistula for a while. I am hoping.... I had my dialysis treatment at 6 am so that I could spend the rest of the day with Jenny. The dialysis technician...
Kamal on dialysis - my dialysis video by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven quite monstrous and ugly, however beautifully it works! For people not on dialysis, seeing a fistula...I had my brother take a video of me starting dialysis myself one night. A lot of editing - removing...
Finally Back to the Fistula by Nathan M. Patient Expert I had dialysis Tuesday night. The doctor had said last Thursday that he wanted to start using my fistula again (at least with one needle). So, I got to do my dialysis with the blood being drawn...
I worked up at Podunk Dial ... by Kim I worked up at Podunk Dialysis Clinic today, about two hours away from home, down a windy road... Tags: Dialysis, Podunk, Work ...
Back to the Fistula by Nathan M. Patient Expert Dialysis went well on Tuesday. I saw the nephrologist, and he wanted to take a look at my fistula... that if my fistula is working after a week or two, then they will probably have the catheter removed...
Dialysis Continues to go Well by Nathan M. Patient Expert for the delay in updates. I have been working pretty hard at my new job at MCI, so I did not have the time... a list of everything that they want for me to gain from dialysis and how I am doing in those areas. There is a page from the doctor...
Fistula Number Two by Nathan M. Patient Expert in a new AV fistula. The old fistula (which was done on my left wrist) had stopped working... on and that they could change them in dialysis on Tuesday. I stayed home from work on Tuesday to help facilitate recovery...

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