Diabetes and Dialysis #8
It has been a hell of a week and it is just barely half over.
I got my first outpatient dialysis session on Tuesday. These sessions require me to leave work early. Soooooo I have to work extra hours on the days that I am here all day to make up the lost hours.
So Monday was a 13 hour day. Tuesday was 7 hours followed by 4 hours in a chair at the dialysis center. Oh, and for some strange reason (I think the dialysis machine sucked my brains out) I decided I could stay up way past my bedtime and put a desk together for my daughters room.
Now let us be clear about something. Some men are good at doing things with their hands. Some men. Just not this men. You can give me a two pieces of wood, a hammer and 5 nails and tell me to nail the wood together. What you will get is one lost nail, four bent nails and two pieces of wood that are not nailed together. The quickest way to have a problem with a screw is to give me the screw driver.
It was a heck of a match. I would win a round then the desk would win a round. In the end I arose victorious. Never mind the fact that there were pieces left over it was moved into her room and was together and standing when I left it. Anything else is on her.
Wednesday was the home inspection (home study) for our attempt at trying to get our grandson down here with us. He is in foster care in his home state and we want to keep him with family. So for over 2 hours yesterday afternoon I got an anal probing from the state of Mississippi. They always talk about us in the south being beamed up to some alien ship and anally probed. Nope. It is just our state government doing its job. There are are aliens to it. Results of this little inspection are likely not due for about two months so back to the waiting game we go.
Today is round two this week in the dialysis chair.
At least they do have comfortable chairs. The staff is also very nice (not to mention very nice looking) and very helpful. They will do anything to make the whole process easier. Now to be truthful I did get told that there were limits on that one when I tried to talk one of them out of her shirt (no I really didn't do that).
The real pain in the butt about the dialysis is the sitting in that chair for four long hours. I still have to go pottie every so often (kidneys must be doing something) and four hours is a looooonnnngggg time.
I am tolerating the treatments well. I am still loosing weight so I went into the center on Tuesday about 2 Kilograms BELOW my dry weight. That is how they determine how much fluid they have to take off during the session. The difference between your current weight and your dry weight is fluid weight that has to be removed. They also look at your blood pressure and if you are having any problems with shortness of breath. I have been told the less fluid they have to take off the better.
So that is my update. Actually I guess that is a couple of updates in one. The situation with my grandson and my dialysis so y'all got a double dose.
Thanks for reading.