Here are some very simple, straight-forward thoughts on dialysis that I’d like to pass along from another blogger. Enjoy.
Surviving Healthcare At The UHN
The truth is dialysis is not a death sentence.
The truth is dialysis is not a stopgap temporary treatment until one gets a kidney. Even people who get a kidney can end back up on dialysis,so think of transplants as a stopgap temporary treatment between dialysis
The truth is no one modality is better than the others. Sometimes one modality suits a patient better than another…and some modalities are unsuitable for others. Some times people need to switch modalities. That doesn’t mean any one is better or not,just that everybody is different and so are their treatments… the modality a person is on is the modality of dialysis that saves that person’s life,regardless of anybody’s opinion of the modality.
The truth about dialysis is there is no one foolproof access point and not everybody qualifies for every type. Every type of access can get clogged up or infected.No type of access is clot-proof or 100%…
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