My name is Dianne and my husband of 43 years(Aug. 20) is on PD. We started in January and use a cycler from Baxter. Even though we went through some rough weeks things are working out real good for us. He only doesn the PD for 7-8 hours at night. This is while he sleeping.
I thought the world was coming to an end when were went through the training. Even when the PD nurse assured us that we could handle everything. We learned early on that you have rules to follow but you adapt them to your life.
We don’t do too much traveling but have taken an overnight trip to Columbus, Georgia and spent a week at Orange Beach, Alabama this summer. No problem at all with our little trips. (We do live in southeast Alabama.)
I have to praise the doctors and staff at our local dialysis clinic. We have gotten so close to them and they are always ready to help with any situation that arises.
I am looking forward to seeing other partners posting. This can be a great support group.