Well here it is, one year after my first experience with dialysis and to celebrate, I’m creating a new “Ask the” thread.
A few years ago, I was told my kidneys weren’t functioning properly, I was given pills to help with the water overload. About a year ago, they stopped working and I started to swell. I went to the doctor who send me to the hospital where they started me on hemodialysis. That’s when they have tubes that are connected to your blood vessels and they pump your blood through a machine to clense it. This is what you usually see on TV or movies.
Last September, i started peritonealdialysis. This involves a tube in my abdomen. I fill my peritoneal cavity with a fluid that abosorbs water and poisons and I replace this on a regular basis.