Google if you are lost with understanding the terms used here. I just want a space to rant how the last couple of weeks felt.
In the past 3 weeks I’ve started having anxiety whenever I have to do dialysis sessions. To think I do this thrice a week! This particular issue has been solved last year when I had my permanent catheter (or a “chest catheter”) replaced when I started getting chills during dialysis and because my dialysis machine keeps beeping – it got annoying and eventually the nurses thought I needed to switch to a fistula (no way). Apparently it has became infected.
Maybe because I live in a household where we have dogs? I’m sure I take care of this very very carefully. The dialysis center doesn’t efficiently clean my access and I feel that I secure it better when I am at home.