dialysishacks - Dan

Pregnancy & Dialysis

I was asked to write an article on my experience being pregnant while on dialysis. I thought it would be a great idea to give some insight on my journey. I must say that...

Surviving HD Clinic

It’s not secret that I hate going to dialysis clinic three times a week for four hours at a time. However I do have a few tips for surviving it. Firstly, try and get...

Scarring

I scar something awful. Not sure why but I’ve just never been very good at scarring. It takes a long time to heal and it’s very red for ages. It never really goes white...

Keeping in touch!

As you can tell from the main left sidebar – I have a few social media handles for you to keep up to date! There is instagram for some dialysis pictures from my days!...

Permacath

For those who do not know, a permacath is a tube that is used to gain access to the blood for haemodialysis. I do not mine admitting that I was petrified by having this...

Nephrology Blogs

I was really pleased last week to receive an email informing me that dialysishacks had been selected by a panel to feature on the “Top 75 Nephrology Blogs”.  The list can be found here.  I...

Pregnancy

As a bloke I don’t have any tips on dialysis and pregnancy but two of my followers on Instagram had a really amazing conversation about it, and with their permission I past it here...

Importance of Pooing!!

I know that we’ve discussed this before but after the two weeks I’ve just had I wanted to push it again. It’s simple – if you are on PD and have a catheter make...

Thing Going Wrong 

Things can (and will) go wrong. In my first 3 months on dialysis I; Touched the end of my tube – contaminating it, Forgot to put liquid into the exchange tubes and opened my...

Exit Site

The exit site of the PD tube is something I’ve never got the hang off. One reason being the amount of sticky stuff on my belly, but the other reason is the site itself....