APD

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...

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...

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...

Homechoice Pro & Sleeping

When I first started using the machine, it was coming to the end of February and was FREEZING so I had to wear my PJs in bed. This caused an issue as the tube would...

Taped Up

I think that one of the worse things about the tenckhoff catheter is all the tape & sticky dressing you have to use on your skin. The constant putting on and ripping off ends...

Council Tax

Whether you are on APD or CAPD, you will be using a room in your home for treatment and/or storage of bags etc. Due to you losing a room, you can apply to the...

Homechoice Pro & Lights

One of my pet peeves when the Homechoice Pro was install was the lit up panel on the front. Even in “dim” mood it was still like Blackpool illuminations in the bedroom; which was...