I have never been on any kind of dialysis and have been exploring YouTube videos on CAPD. In one, the instructor says one uses bags of dialysate containing “2 to 3 quarts” each. I’ve also been told that one does 4 to 5 exchanges daily and saw a video where a fellow opens a box containing 2 bags. My Aetna health insurance typically sends me a 3-month supply of my meds but this would seem to be FAR different.
Using 2.1 pounds (the weight of a quart of water), 5 two-quart bags daily. and a ONE-month supply, I found that said delivery would weigh an amazing 630 pounds and the 75 boxes would require 15 trips to my porch by a UPS driver if he piled 5 boxes at a time on his dolly!!! This seems nearly totally unfeasible. Even if it could be done, I probably wouldn’t be able to open my front door and,m if I could, I’d have to hire 2 fellows to bring those boxes to my upstairs, where a floor might buckle.
Was my math in error? How do y’all get your supplies delivered?