Friday, August 30, 2013
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
This is what I have found out before. Survival rate is a lot higher when you are doing home dialysis as it is not as harsh as the hospital system. Hospital system is 6 hours x 3 per week. But home dialysis is adjusted to what you need and when you need it. Plus H/D is adjustable for when you want to do it. Hospital setting is rigid.
The woman I spoke to yesterday is the head of the home dialysis training unit. So she should know what she is talking about. (Hopefully). She said there has been so many improvements in the last couple of years and they keep making them.
At this stage I feel that she is the one to trust.
As Aped said these cancers can spread even is they appear not to be growing. Not good option when you think about it.
I will be ringing the Pharmacist at the hospital on Monday morning to talk about the fluid tablets as I have lost 700 grams in 2 days. Feels good but I cannot keep this up without damaging me more.
I also need to be a lot more careful on my diet of what I can eat, I am pretty good but nowhere near perfect. My levels are too high usually a couple of times per week. This is mainly protein and sodium.
Meanwhile on the weekend I need to do a lot more researching on the Net.
I have also started going gluten free from advise on the Net. No I do not have Celiac Disease but I have inflammation and this can apparently help this. But also I notice if I have a sandwich it feels as though it sits in my stomach for a long time. So I am giving this 3 months to see if this has helped my blood tests or not and to see how I feel after this time. Funny thing is that I do not have to change many things as most of what I eat is gluten free anyway. The biggest change is the bread which I usually only eat a couple of times per week anyway.
Oh well I had better get myself organised as we are having a B-B-Q lunch for Father's Day today instead of tomorrow.
thank you once again for all of your advise, support, love and encouragement that you have all given me.
Have a great weekend.