Dialysis leak


yesterday after my run a new wrinkle….. I was standing up for my last blood pressure reading, actually my third last because I had a low reading and so they gave me some saline to pump me up a touch, when my arterial site (hole) popped under the bandage…..I had sprung a leak.  Something I have never done before.  I lost about a small teacup of blood which hit the floor missing my shoe and aircast.   I did not feel a thing and was watching the dialysis machine screen to see what my bp reading was going to be.  My nurse who was behind the dialysis chair stripping it to be able to prepare it for the next day morning shift, reached over and put pressure on my arm.  No other ill effect.  A record late time to get out of the clinic but that was no problem.   There is a reason why they ask us to wear old clothes to dialsysis.   Leaks do happen.

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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

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