What a laugh !

channa

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Bad dialysis session at the weekend my fistula blew the nurse managed to puncture the vein it hsppens ! To add insult to injury my arm makes me look like s drug addict just through normal needling like harpoons

Today another needlin despite the tender bruising ...and the added benefit of stitches removed from my chest ...tomorrow day off to Leeds hospital in preparation for a complete clearance ..part of the gig to get on the transplant register .

Eh and I am one of the lucky ones I know that we have options ...but a little vent and moan first thing on a Monday is good for the soul

Have a great week folks
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One thing I learnt, and you obviously have to Andrew is, there is always someone worse off than yourself.
All the very best to you in the future Andrew. Hope all goes well for you in Leeds tommorow.
 

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Ooo! Thinking of you, you must be starting to look like a colander... those nurses are all bl**dy vampires if you ask me 😂🤣

Hope it all goes well with the hospital tomorrow.

Oh, and keep venting as much as you like! 😉 😁 xx
 

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Keep yer pecker up son! Good luck at hospital your a lot stronger than the most of us🤞
 

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yes , being a human pincushion loses its appeal after a while , and the nurses start to look like this injection-jokes.jpg after a while, but at least you know it's all in a very good cause ! best of ,mate
 

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Dont want to see any of this as im of for blood test and pass out at sight of a needle. :cry:
 

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That's rotten for you @channa.
It may be a while down the line but it looks like better news coming for sufferers:-
 

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Ouch, good luck with it. Have only had good experiences when in hospitals, thankfully.
 

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Your poor arms! At least you can wear long sleeves in the cold weather. Good luck with Leeds....vent as often as you need to, everyone needs to sometimes!
 

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Vent all you lie best of luck at the hospital or as Marie calls horsepiddle. Take care and keep us informed.
 

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oooooo....awwww that looks really sore andrew..... you are very brave having all this treatment..........good luck on your visit to the hospital.....lets hope they can sort something for you soon..........v
vent all you want.......a vent is good.....saves the kettle boiling...............bit like .aving a good cry........it dont change things....but it makes you feel a bit better..............and more able to cope,,,,,,take care
 

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My late wife eventually had a Hickman line fitted to her collar bone area after they started to struggle to find a vein in either of her arms after 2 1/2 years of chemo.
Apart from she couldn’t go swimming for fear of infection it made the next year of chemo much easier.
 

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Hickman lines are a cat line occasionally used for dialysis I had a tesio line needs to be covered when showering and swimming has been off the agenda .with ckd they prefer fistula because less chance of infection and the blood volume per session is in theory higher

I had my line out 10 days ago and ironically stitches out today , gathering small scars as a momentous ...
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First proper shower and soak for 15 months .......the joys not having to contort
 

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They would have to knock me out first before going through what you have had done,keep you chin up and remember summer in 6/7 mths. ;)
 

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Keep venting Andrew it’s good for the soul,so they say!..and good luck at the “horsepiddle”
 

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I can sympathise more than most as my fistula blew a few times when on dialysis.
It hurts!
I'm sure you'll agree when I say kidney patients aren't brave. It's what we have to do to survive.
Best of luck with your upcoming hospital visits to get on the register, and hoping to hear good news in the future.
 

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're Hickman or other central line.....we used to have some patients use a stoma bag to protect the entry site in the shower ( one lady did use one when swimming too!) In case you know anyone who might find it useful. Often the manufacturer will send samples for you to try. About time a proper one for the job was invented.....



Edit....they have But blooming expensive!
 
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channa

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We had a med rep visit the ward giving samples and then we could contact our gps to get prescription .alas gps or mine not too keen on me spending his budget .alas for me that saga is over

Re Allen and trevskoda Allan is right dialysis keeps me alive literally , only yesterday an acquaintance text her husband had lost his fight ..sadly not the first time I have received such bad news and indeed witnessed the demise of my pal hassan which hit hard and still does

The thing is trev you fall into the care regime I was never keen on needles I have been known to go to extremes in order to avoid .. 18 days in hospital 4 in intensive care has conditioned me to the idea . My next step needling myself ...on the positive side I have met other patients some of whom worse off than myself so that re calibrates attitude ..it is what it is as they say

I have never been one for planning previous life come to the Emerald Isle watch the nc200 meet folk have fun ...that's great nowadays have to plan every trip for dialysis and a long lead time in some cases ..the unit wanting notes latest blood tests ..you feel slave to a caused..in my opinion it is the psychological effects the hardest and very little bordering on non existent support

But woke up this morning a lot of souls haven't leaving families to grieve ...so as Allan says grateful for the mercies
 

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With reference to mental health there is a lot on tv about getting help but in practice it is not so easy.
 

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