Diabetes and Dialysis #12
So many changes. Oh not in the realm of diabetes or dialysis.
I now have a bouncing baby 10 year old boy rampaging through my house.
Now to be fair that is not true. My grandson has come to live with us and I wish my own kids had been this good at the age of 10! He just started school here in Mississippi yesterday and when he got home from school he nearly tackled me and that is no small feat…lol. You seem to forget so much when you haven’t had a kid in your midst for a while.
On the dialysis front I had my first “out of town” treatment when we went to Boston to pickup the grandson.
Was it different? Yes and no. The center where I went was much bigger than my home center. But all the equipment was the same and the process was pretty much the same. Just some minor differences.
When they changed the bandage over my chest catheder they asked me if I had looked at it. Ah…no. I don’t normally take the dressing off and I especially ain’t gonna do it while I’m on a road trip 1400 miles away from home. Well my catheder was infected…BIG TIME.
I guess the doctors who own this center were right across the street. They got one to come over and look at it. Told him that I had antibiotics with me. When I told him which ones he just told me that is what he would have prescribed and let me hit the road back home.
By the time I got home the infection was clearing up and all was well. Whew!!
Today will be dialysis treatment #61. I have no idea why I am keeping count. Guess I just want to know when I hit that century mark. The grandson actually wants to come to the center to see what these tubes sticking out of my chest are for. I have cleared it with the nurses and now are we need to do is pick the day. That should be interesting.
The AV fistula in my wrist is “maturing” very slowly. But they mentioned on Saturday that they just might give the first stick a shot in another week. So I might finally get this thing out of my neck. Since I have lost weight the things sticks out so much I feel like I am turning into a Borg (if you are not a Star Trek fan that may go right over your head).
So that is where I am. BG are still under control and my A1c is still below 6.0. I go to the endo here in a week or so and I will find out more then.
Thanks for reading and I hope this helps anyone who reads it. Neither diabetes or dialysis is the end of life. Just another speed bump. I am just thankful that I live in a time when there is dialysis and insulin to keep me going.