"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~Randy Pausch

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dialysis Day 29

Sorry if you've been checking in. Another computer glitch so we're getting it checked out. I'm at Best Buy now using a sample computer.

This weekend I started to get some cramping in my legs and stomach. It's a sign of dehydration, so they raised my dry weight. If you don't what that means, remember that when you're in dialysis they are removing the toxins from your blood. They do this by draining fluid. Each time I get there I weigh myself and they check to see how much water I retained (by finding out how far I am over my dry weight of 63.5 kg). Since I was cramping that means they took off too much fluid. The doctor decided to add 1 kilo to my dry weight. That's 2.2 lbs for us Americans. That means on Monday they left on some fluid and I gained 2.2 lbs in my four our treatment.

Most people would probably be upset to gain weight, but I'm excited. My belly keeps getting bigger and now I'm gaining weight, too!

Tomorrow is a BUYS day. I have dialysis from 7am till noon, then and echo at Children's at 1:30, ultrasound back at Good Sam at 2:30 and an OB appointment at 3:30. If I can get the computer to work I'll blog on Thursday or Friday about all my appointments.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, all those appointments are like a full-time job.