CAPD

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pooing

Yeah, I went there early on! If you are on PD like me, you might have noticed that your Doctors and Nurses seem to have (what seems) an unhealthy obsession with your bowl movements....