Not a lot has changed with my dialysis care. My needles still hurt for most of my 8-hour treatment. I don't sleep well in the center. I still have cramps after I nap when I get home after dialysis.
Well, one thing has changed-- my husband is driving me to dialysis now that I have the vertigo and haven't been cleared to drive yet. It is nice to have hubby drive me-- but I do kinda miss my independence. I hope I'm never so decrepit that I can't drive myself to dialysis on a regular basis. I hate waiting, and people who squire dialysis patients around are notoriously late. There's no way I could deal with that.
The vertigo is a nice diversion, in a way. It keeps me from obsessing about new treatments-- like the wearable kidney and stem-cell research. I guess I'm ready to move on to the next big thing-- because what I'm doing now is just keeping me alive (which is a good thing-- considering the alternative)-- but I want to be healthy again! There is so much I want to do-- and I just can't manage it-- tied to a dialysis machine-- even one like the NxStage, that travels.
Well, I have to go now and see use my Wii. I'm hoping that the balancing exercise in Wii Fit help me get my equilibrium back from the vertigo. I'll keep you posted.