Sprang a leak at dialysis


Yesterday at the end of dialysis, I was holding my two sites after the nurse had removed the needles and lines and I got distracted.  I felt warm and wet under my forearm and looked down.  It was my blood.  Enough to cover a dinner plate.  We got it under control.  Thas is the second time I have had  a problem.  The first leak was minor.  This one was larger but not a problem, it did mean that the pillow my arm had been resting on had to be tossed out.

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

1 thought on “Sprang a leak at dialysis”

  1. The best time that happened to me, the gauze just did this amazing flip and the blood spurted out all over. It was great. Another time, I tried to scratch an itch and next thing you know I had blood pouring down my arm, back and onto the floor, my whole shirt was soaked in my own blood. I looked like I had been shot!

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