Hey, I'm Jason. I'm a chronically-ill-super-freedom-loving-medical-self-journalist.
My dialysis supplies came yesterday – two weeks’ worth. I carry one box a day upstairs to my machine. Each box weighs 12 kilos (26.4 lbs.). They say we can store them in the garage, but we don’t have one. So these are in our entry way.
The red ones are for taking extra fluid off my system, green for keeping fluid static. Inventory is my responsibility – I make the call every two weeks to the delivery company. It’s no small thing, ordering supplies – without them, I cannot dialyze. And without dialysis … bad stuff happens. Bad stuff, man.
Do you think someone 87 years old could handle peritoneal dialysis? The 36 year old doctor thinks so but I think it sounds like it’s a bit much for someone that age to handle.