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  • PD or Hemo

    Which is better home auto PD or Hemo

  • #2
    Both. Neither.

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    • #3
      PD is by far the best way to go. Aside from needing lots of room for your supplies, no problems. I use the cycler, 10 hours each night, which allows me to do whatever I want during the day. I am a sub teacher. PD does not interfere with my work at all. I love it......I mean IF you have to have it to live, IMHO it's the only way to go. If you cruise, like we do, tell them a month ahead and all the bags you need will be in your stateroom when you board the ship. Even though you will have to do manual, that's no problem either.

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      • #4
        I love PD compared to hemo. I feel so much better with it and it's nice having my days free. I work full time and have a lot of things I'm involved with, so I have much more freedom to do all that stuff. I wouldn't go back to hemo unless I absolutely had to.

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        • #5
          Know that PD becomes a problem should you need rehab or an acute care facility. It is difficult to find a facility that will take you and an access for hemi may have to be placed. So, you have to look at the rest of your health and your likelihood for hospitalizations, too.

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          • #6
            Also, you may start off on pd and change to hemi as things change. So, neither is necessarily a permanent decision. Don't let that make you afraid to start with pd, though. As others have said, it can give you freedom and a lighter post dialysis recovery that you don't have with hemi.

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