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Back From Dialysis and feeling…..

I plan to write a post in the near future outlining what Dialysis is all about but I thought I would mention how I feel after today’s treatment. 

I go to dialysis every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and usually get in the “chair” at about 5:45 am. It’s a quick drive of about 5 minutes to the center I use. I am in the chair for four hours and there is no give or take in that time frame. It’s exactly four hours. 

First of all, it draining. I read somewhere that a four dialysis treatment is similar to running a 10k race.  I don’t know about that but you are left tired. Other than that you can feel cold, light headed, and with palpitations. 


That’s what i’m dealing with today, the heart flutters which, usually last an hour or two. I’m actually not as tired as I am accustomed to, which is a good thing. 

I’ll detail dialysis in a future post 

6 thoughts on “Back From Dialysis and feeling…..

  1. Scary but necessary procedure. Did you know that in the Bible, we are told to “fear not” 365 times? That’s once a day, every day of every year, that we can remind ourselves that we are under God’s direct care. He’s with you through this too.

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  2. I understand the ‘regime’ that you are following (though not as intense as what you are doing) with the monthly IV treatments. Get ready for a SLOW-W-W process guaranteed to take hours of your day. It is, however, a decent trade-off in my book if it gets you more of those days… Keep the faith, brother!

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  3. I am so glad you decided to do this blog. I know people want to know, every day, how you are doing ( commas are for pause effect, (not true grammatical need). I know I do. So this helps me feel connected each day to your road to recovery. Thank you for keeping us in the daily loop. Praying for you!

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    • Hi Lana and yes that is very much in my future. My Oncologist wants to wait until we complete the Stem Cell process, which might be a couple of months away.

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