Just to let you know

Monday, July 28, 2008

i am finally starting to feel better and having a lot less pain. Thank you for your prayers. Sleeping is still a struggle, i cant get comfortable and i always feel a pulling sensation on the tube when i lie down, but i am getting used to it slowly.

today i had a post-op appointment with the PD(peritoneal dialysis/home dialysis) nurse to do a trail fluid exchange to make sure the port works good(which it does) and also to finally get my layers and layers of gauze, pads and tape changed to a much smaller dressing. it feels better already.

I have 3 long day sessions of training on aug 13, 14, and 15 and after that i am on my own, free to do dialysis at home~cant wait! And a few weeks after that i can get my other port in my chest taken out! Hallelujah!

for the first month i will have to do 4-5 fluid exchanges throughout the day, which takes about a 1/2 hour each. once i get that down i can start learning how to use a cycler that runs during the night while i sleep. which will be so nice.
I think thats all!

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4 Responses to “Just to let you know”

The VanderZwaag's said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! It will be so much nicer for you to be able to do things at home!!! Happy 7 years too!!! :)

Anonymous said...

A very step by step process. I see such a strength in you even when you seem to feel weak. May God's strength also be your portion each day. Thanks for sharing your comments and story about your life and marriage.

Anonymous said...

We're so happy to hear you're starting to feel better! We think of you often and wish you all the best!

Daddy's Dream ~Mommy's Miracle said...

Katie,
Your always in my thoughts... I am glad things are getting a bit better. Keep your head high.
Destiny