I’m a busy and important person with a job/family/life. How do you expect me to fit dialysis in there too?

Home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis are good options for busy schedules. If you prefer in center dialysis, 1st or 4th shifts are good options. Peritoneal dialysis will provide the best quality of life.

Since dialysis removes fluid from your body, it often improves blood pressure. Your doctor can measure this progress and adjust BP medication as needed.

I’m about done with all of this. I’ll let you tell me one last thing…

  • Be watchful that you wash your access DAILY. It may not seem important now, but infections usually make people change their tune. Sepsis is bad news.
  • Speaking of daily things, weigh yourself! Keep a log of your weight every day.
  • Avoid foods high in sodium, potassium and phosphorus, and limit fluid intake.