Hi Dr. Agar,
How long can people survive on daily nocturnal? While there have been outliers who’ve been on dialysis (even in-centre) for decades, I was wondering what the (statistical) mode of the survival number of years (maybe a range) of daily nocturnal patients would be, in your guesstimate?
I’m asking because the last couple of years, I have been on a slippery slope with regard to my health. It started off with neurological issues (convulsions, severe numbness), then it was the heart, then osteoarthritis. Even things like coughs and stomach bugs are becoming difficult to treat - take more time, more drugs.
I’ve been on dialysis for almost 20 years now - 2 on in-centre HD, 7 on PD and almost 11 on DNHHD.
It’s not that I am depressed or anything. But I was just wondering what the statistics said.