Okay, I understand. What I want to achieve is NOT to have a fill throughout the day when I travel and NOT to have to take the machine. Actually, where I was going with the comment about clearance is that at 1.78 residual I believe that I am borderline for dialysis. My numbers have changed since moving to PD. I run about 6 or so with creatinine and 50 or so BUN. They were lower with hemo. All of my other labs look fine -- especially potassium and phosphorus. They did not seem to change much with the move.
You mentioned how I feel as being important. I feel great. I am active (on my own business and work 50 or 60 hours/wk) and walk about 20 to 30 miles a week. I was a runner for 30+ years but the sickness (lymphoma) that took out my kidneys also zapped my strength for running. I hope to start again, though. The bottom line is I feel great and have no other maladies other than being in remission from lymphoma and having kidneys that do not work so well.
I have only skipped one treatment on PD since beginning and could not tell a difference in how I felt. When I was in-clinic I skipped two treatments in 18 months. Both were on a Friday which meant that there was no dialysis from Wed until Monday. I felt fine and could not tell any difference. Keep in mind I am not dealing with fluid since I make a normal amount of urine (1600 ml).
Finally, I am in no way looking for a re-write of my prescription from you -- just your informed thoughts which I greatly appreciate. It's good to talk to my doc and nurse from an informed point of view. I would never make any change without the direction of my doctor. Now, I might get a second opinion, but whatever I do will come from the doc.