dialysis hacks .

Homechoice Pro & Noise

The Homechoice Pro machine has hydraulics inside, so it is never going to be as quiet as a mouse but I have found a few tips to minimise the noise. First the tubes; as...

Dressings

Starting dialysis taught me that I'm slightly allergic to the latex in the tape and site dressing – which is fun! I can not escape the dressings and tape as I have to protect...

Gym/Exercise

I know, I know! Probably the last thing you are thinking about when on dialysis. But it is so important to exercise. It makes such a different to your general and mental health –...

Electricity

Same as the Water Post, it is important to register as a priority customer with your electricity company. You will need quick access to electricity no matter what dialysis you are on because you’ll either need...

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness & confusion is the worst of the mental health symptoms of CKD. Don’t confuse it with the odd memory laps. CKD will make you confused and forgetful – which can be very scary....

Homechoice Pro & Clear Flex

If, like me you are on the 5L clear flex bags of fluid; you may have noticed a bit of a design flaw between the bags and the machine. The 5L bags  hang over...

Water Board

Whether you are on CAPD or APD chances are you going to be using a lot more water than you used to and if it is switched off, this will cause issues for the...

Travel & Trains

If you do decide to have a little holiday in the UK. I recommend going by train – it is less stressful as you can relax and not worry about anything – start your...

Travel Generally

Travelling is obviously dependent on your health but being on dialysis should not stop you and I would actively encourage you to go on holiday. It will give you something to look forward too,...

Tenckhoff Catheter & After Op

This is one post I really wanted to do because just before I had my tenckhoff catheter op, I was searching the net to find out about them and all I could find was...