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The nurse then found where she was going to put the needle so I held my breath and she stuck the needle in, It didn't hurt but I felt a pinch type feeling. It looked worse than it was because when the nurse first stuck it in my arm started to bleed so she wiped it and then put the needle in more, she then started to pull back and forth on the syringe to check the blood flow because the blood needs to flow good for the dialysis machine to work smoothly. After the needle was in she tapped it down
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When I woke up I wasn't in any pain but I couldn't move my arm because they put an arm blocker into my arm which made it go dead, I also had drain line in my arm to stop it from clotting, It was really strange not being able to move my arm at all or even wiggle my fingers even when I touched my arm no feeling whatsoever. When I got back to the ward my partner was there waiting it was around 1pm, I had a drink of water after the nurses did my blood pressure and temperature and asked how much pain
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I was also sick every couple of months or so, I would get the same symptoms I would get a headache then start throwing up it would only last for 24 to 48 hours and then I would feel better but during that time I wouldn't eat at all because I couldn't. One memorable time was I had taken my then new girlfriend out for a meal although I didn't really like the meal I ate it, It was my first time staying over at her house we were still at the stage where I wanted to make a good impression to cut a
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Other side effects I had gotten by taking prednisolone is a moon face, my face was a round shape and my cheeks looked like they wanted to explode. I basically looked like a chipmunk. My hair started to go really thin and sometimes looked like i was going bold, I would say main side affect that bothered me was the weight gain because I hadn't been big before due to being skinny all my life so it was a big thing for me, friends and family started to comment on my weight gain so one day I decided t
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This is just a short blog post describing how I give myself my arenesp injection for hemoglobin. Hemodialysis has it's pro's an con's and one of the pro's is injections, many dialysis patients have some form of injection whether it be for iron or another medical condition, blood tests are also taken often to see how the levels such as hemoglobin are .With hemodialysis I can put my injection straight into the hemodialysis lines so it goes directly into my blood, this I find is so much better
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Do you ever get that feeling that you never going to get the call for a kidney transplant, well that's how I felt at sixteen. I thought I would be waiting for ever so when I received the call on the 9th December 2006 from the doctor telling me there was a kidney waiting for me at the Manchester Children's Hospital. To say I was shocked would be an understatement.  It was around 11.30pm when I received the call for a kidney transplant prior to the call I was getting ready to go on dialysis. I
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One worry I have is that I am planning to go away on holiday abroad with a family member , Michael still doesn't feel confident enough to do dialysis in another country I worry because there isn't another care partner who can help him with Home Hemodialysis but at the same time I have to live my own life and Michael wants me to go on holiday he doesn't want to be the person that holds me back, he and I haven't been on holiday in 3 years since his transplanted kidney failed we are planning to go
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I was shocked when she said that because seven days isn't much training but she obviously felt that we were good enough and she also said on Sunday which is today as I write this that we can do it all by our selves without her here but she will leave her phone on just in case we need some help. We got off the home hemodialysis nxstage machine fine and today Sunday we got on and off perfectly and I believe me and my partner will be fine doing home hemodialysis. The nurse did say I don't need anym
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I had the heart monitor stickers on my body and wires attached to it and blood pressure cuff, then they put the oxygen mask on me and told me they were putting me to sleep now. When I go for operations I like to try and stay awake as long as possible to see how long I can fight it, I started to taste it in my mouth and next thing I woke up in the recovery room in pain from the PD removal, I had no pain from arm where they did the fistula what so ever. I was shocked it didn't have a little bit of
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The National Transplant waiting list is a list for people who need a transplant who maybe don't have a living donor or for people who need a heart transplant for example is their only option as i'm sure many of you are aware a living person cannot donate a heart. Currently in the UK there are over 6,500 people on the waiting list. This week alone 5000 people are waiting for a Kidney transplant, 200 people for Kidney/Pancreas, 13 for Pancreas, 244 for a Heart transplant,367 for a Lung Transplant
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