Sunday, December 6, 2009

Schedule Your Dialysis to Support Your Life

One of the greatest advantages of Home Dialysis is the ability to schedule dialysis treatments to accommodate the rest of your life and activities.

With Steve's recent heart event, we've made a "rule" to dialyze as much as possible when the ferries are running to Seattle; they stop from about 1:00 a.m. to 4:45 a.m., making emergency access more complicated.

So now, particularly over the weekends, we are dialyzing in the mornings--with the bonus of having afternoons and evenings free . We have come to look forward to this "stolen pleasure."

It seems to us that renal failure imposes restrictions on one's life--and in a more comprehensive way than with nearly any other condition we could think of. So-it makes sense to seize any of the areas where you do have control, and make the most of them.

Taking full advantage of our scheduling freedom helps our famiily live a life that's less tethered to illness.

Take care. Linda Gromko, MD

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