Another unpleasant dialysis experience
Dialysis wasn’t horrible yesterday, but it sure wasn’t good either. We had some trouble with one needle, which meant that we had to turn down my blood flow rate. Getting worse dialysis isn’t good, so the staff kept messing with the needle trying to improve the situation. That just made my arm hurt more without actually improving the situation.
I got another not-so-nice surprise when I removed my bandages that night. I couldn’t get my arm to stop bleeding for an hour and a half, despite applying pressure for extended periods of time. I was about to go to the emergency room (that’s what I’d been instructed to do should I ever not be able to stop bleeding) when I finally made some progress and went to bed (way later than I’d intended). Thankfully it didn’t bleed any the next morning, and I was only a couple minutes late for work.