Category Archives: Self-Cannulation

Dialysis and Self-cannulation

I got this wonderful couple of questions recently in a comment on the blog.  Rather than answer them there, I will create this blog post so everyone can read it.  Here are the questions: I am about to start the needles in the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Pushing the Envelope

From Bill Peckham’s site “Dialysis From the Sharp End of the Needle” It’s Friday, so I’m putting aside politics today and doing something completely different. But if you want something REALLY different, check this out… Can you imagine rafting through … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Sticking Yourself

(Scroll down for updates) Here’s a video from via the Renal Fellow Network about how to stick yourself (Self-cannulation) for home dialysis using the “button-hole technique”. Bill Peckham has been on dialysis since 1990 (before my sons were born!) … Continue reading

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