Here I am sitting another day at “my kidney machine” – how easily one takes life and health for granted. I have noticed during the past weeks that I urinate less and less, but unfortunately did not realise that I must curb my liquid intake as well. The result being that I picked up too much weight (only water) and they were not able to extract enough (3kg was too much for me).
Now I am strictly controlling my ” liquid intake” on the days after dialysis – with good results. I only picked up 1,5% of my dry body weight since my last dialysis and therefore they only need to take 1800 ml of water today – this keeps my bloodpressure up and I feel fine.
Somehow it is harder for me to control my liquid intake, than it was for 4 years to control a low protein dieet, 🙂 but I will be strong and make it.
Today my nephrologist came for a visit and all the patients was given a small bottle of honey from him.. I thought this was a very kind gesture. Thanks again Dr. G. 🙂
Sitting here watching my neighbours also trying to pass the time, makes the 4 hours also easier for me to try and pass. One is doing crossword, the other some needlework, one sleeps and one watches TV… the station behind me I cannot see. As usual the staff are full of jokes and laughter, making the time here pleasant – or really as pleasant as can be 🙂
My sister arrives on the 21st December and I look forward to here visit – she will also perform some test for a possible transplant – I am holding thumbs that all will work out postively.
From my side of the world – to my readers and friends… all the best, make the most of your day, your hours and your life!
- Urinary Troubles on Dialysis (everydayhealth.com)