When I first started PD (after surgery healed from inserting the catheter) I was told (by a dialysis center) there would have to be CAPD training in case for some reason you could not use the cycler (power outage, etc.). I totally understand why.
How long should this training be? It’s a very easy procedure to learn. I was told this “training” would last for 2 months. I was shocked!
Also, how long does a PET test take to do? Should you do it twice to ensure the proper information is given? I was told the PET test takes several weeks!
Something just does not seem right about these lengths of time. Not from what I have been researching.
I started the CAPD but found the pain from the catheter was excruciating so I am going to get a 2nd opinion from a surgeon @ the Cleveland clinic on the 28th (I had to go back to hemo for now). That is a big deal. I asked if I could get the PET test done before I went to see this big deal surgeon, the main reason being I want to see if I am still going to have the same amount of pain before I go and not waste anyone’s time, it’s been about a month I stopped CAPD. Who knows! The pain may not be there anymore at this time…That’s when I was told that the PET test took SEVERAL weeks. I’m trying to be pro-active here!