Monday, September 22, 2014


 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 dialysis

The 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
In addition, because PD patients take an active role in performing their dialysis, they are more involved in their care and more educated about their conditions. Research indicates that patients on dialysis who are more involved in their healthcare tend to be healthier and have a better outlook regarding their treatment.