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Handling new things

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I often get scared when I tackle new things. I want to help and not harm a new setting. I remember well when my husband and I trained to do home dialysis. I was afraid that he would get an infection or that something would go wrong. Well, about one week into home dialysis, we lost power for over 30 hours due to Hurricane Sandy. I disconnected him from the cycler after I did a manual drain. I worried about restoration of power. Finally, I called the Hampton Inn that was about 5 miles from us. They had power and a room. I loaded his cycler, supplies, and him. We had a surprised vacation stay.

I learned how safe home dialysis was and how comforting it was to move to a hotel. I am grateful.
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_LINDA 11/27/2013 11:08PM

    Wow! So glad there was a place you could get to safely to keep up your husband's treatment! That would have been so scary being in that storm!
Is there anyway you could get a back up power generator for it? When my uncle was dying from cancer, he needed oxygen 24/7 or would literally drown in his own lung fluids :( Fortunately, the unit he had had battery back up that would last two days in case of power failure.
For peace of mind, getting something like this might be worth the investment..

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JANISMKW 11/27/2013 9:44PM

    Good for you. The super storm and power outage must have been scary with the need for dialysis. Glad you found help and hubby was okay. Hope you have recovered from the storm.
Gratitude is good.

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BARB4HEALTH 11/27/2013 3:53PM

    Most of us have trouble learning new things. Well, not really trouble, but maybe being a little anxious about doing things right. I get concerned about doing something wrong and it will hurt someone else. I guess it takes a lot of confidence in one's self and trust God to do what we can and leave the rest to him. So glad it turned out well with your.

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KERRYG155 11/27/2013 2:30PM

    I find learning new things can be scary, too, especially when someone's health is involved. You have done a great job learning how to take care of your husband and a surprise vacation never hurts-that was your reward for doing such a good job.

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