This is what I am about to begin. On Oct 2, I will have the catheter placed in my abdomen and 2-4 weeks later the dialysis can begin.
Benefits of peritoneal dialysisThe benefits of PD include:
- Fewer negative side effects (such as nausea, vomiting, cramping, and weight gain) than in-center hemodialysis
- Fewer dietary restrictions than in-center hemodialysis
- Needle-free treatments
- Direct shipment of PD supplies to your home or travel destination
- Infrequent trips to the dialysis center
- Greater flexibility and freedom in your treatment schedule