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Audrey Jackson

Audrey Jackson

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  • I've taken early retirement to help care for my husband, who has ESRD, End-Stage Renal Disease. We took a course in home hemodialysis when he was first diagnosed, and we haven't looked back since. We now do nocturnal hemodialysis, where we hook him up and he dialyzes while he's asleep. This method has the patient getting treated at a lower rate than what patients receive in the centers. A lot of patients report extreme fatigue post-dialysis, because the blood is getting pushed out, through the machine

    I've taken early retirement to help care for my husband, who has ESRD, End-Stage Renal Disease. We took a course in home hemodialysis when he was first diagnosed, and we haven't looked back since. We now do nocturnal hemodialysis, where we hook him up and he dialyzes while he's asleep. This method has the patient getting treated at a lower rate than what patients receive in the centers. A lot of patients report extreme fatigue post-dialysis, because the blood is getting pushed out, through the machine and back into the body at a higher rate, so it's no wonder people get fatigued. Infectoon rates are higher in the centers as well.

    All this to say, I worked as long as I could, using my personal and then family medical leave, while my husband continued to work.

  • "Weightless" relaxed me within minutes. I felt my muscles relaxing, and I got drowsy. I wonder if there are any differences in the effect, going by gender? Hormonal differences causing how a person would be affected?

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