Tag: fistula

One of these days

I was laying in bed the other night with my arm draped over my partner like I have a thousand times. He placed his hand over my arm – an automatic gesture. But then he quickly withdrew it because under his hand he felt…


The Fear is Always Worse than the Reality

This morning I had another follow up appointment with my kidney nurse and afterwards she had a vascular nurse, who is the expert on fistulas, come in to look at my new fistula. The nurse was quite excited by how good it looks. The…

I got a thrill yesterday

I had surgery yesterday to create a fistula at my wrist. This is an access point for dialysis. They basically joined up one my veins and arteries and created a loop under the skin so that they can clean my blood of toxins. I…