Starting PD

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Starting PD

Postby igor1974 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:36 am

I'm due to have a PD catheter fitted in a couple of weeks.

Any advise, hints or warnings from experienced PDer's please?
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transplanted 1974
APD February 2018
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Re: Starting PD

Postby JohnW99 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:25 am

My Father and my aunt (his sister) both used CAPD in the early 90s, it seemed to suit them better than Haemo Dialysis. They both had a room devoted to the procedure and had a very strict hygiene regime. it seemed to work well.
Good luck, hope it suits you too.
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Re: Starting PD

Postby igor1974 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:13 pm

Thank you John. I started CAPD on the 28th February and it all seemed to be going well until I noticed a hard swelling in my stomach. This turned out to be a leak of fluid so I've had to stop dialysis until this heals. On the plus side , I'm getting a break from exchanges three times a day for a while.
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