dialysis hacks .

Working Part II

If you do decide to continue working; which I recommend you'll need a few tips. Firstly, you need to find a clean and safe room for you to do an exchange in. It will need a...

Stock Take

For both CAPD and APD you have do to a stock take once a month or once every other week – depending on how often your deliveries are. I found that doing a stock...

Charts II

Very similar looking charts for APD with similar reasons from CAPD – Charts. The main difference is that the machine does all the maths for you, which is good if you are lazy like...

Charts

While I'll never know, I imagine that all dialysis charts look different. However, the reason for the charts and what the unit is looking for are; Fluid – are you dehydrated or overloaded. The...

Working

While certainly a very personal thing; I recommend that you work as much as you can. Establishing a routine and keeping your brain active can help increase you energy levels. Your appetite will increase...

PIP

PIP or Personal Independent Payment is the Government's new disability allowance. It has had it's fair share of controversy and criticism – but the current system is what we are stuck with. The PIP...

CAPD/APD General

When starting dialysis there are a few things you’ll need. Treatment Room A safe and clean treatment Room in your home to do the exchanges in. Have a chair to sit down while you...

Homechoice Pro & Setting up

You will be trained on how to set up your machine so I'm not going to go over old ground. However over the last few months, I have picked up some handy tips; Flat...

Travel & Sleeping

Since starting dialysis, I have only used hotels to sleep on holiday but they have all been very accommodating. As I said in the Travel – General post, Baxter travel will sort out the...

Mental Health

I did touch upon this in the gym post but it’s important enough to say it again – your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Whether you have had CKD...