One More Hospital Visit
I had fluid in my lungs Monday night...so I went to the Emergency room. They ran tests through the night and they scheduled me for early morning dialysis. The treatment session barely started when the technician (Winny) smelled something funny. When the smell reached the Nurses' station, she decided to terminate my session. She was pretty sure the smell was coming from the water purifier and not the dialysis machine. As she was taking me off the machine, the water purifier made a noise like it was shutting down, then sprang back to life. Yipes.
I had to wait for WALT to finish with another patient and he came down with the alternate equipment. Dr. Nazzal came in and said "take him down until he cramps." I was only 1 kilo over my target weight, but WALT was told to take off 5 kilos. After the treatment I weighed 74 kilos, my blood pressure was pretty close to human normal, so my target weight was way off. Since I didn't cramp during the treatment, I'm probably still above my 'real' target weight. Yesterday, one of my blood pressures was 122/77. I haven't had a pressure that low in months. Once I find my true target weight, my blood pressure should come down to the point where I don't need blood pressure meds.