February 21, 2008
You don’t have to get a room. Your favorite recliner will do.
Those of you who are lucky enough to have an extra, unused room in your home can certainly take that room and turn it into your home dialysis haven, if you’d like. However, you don’t have to set aside an entire room in your home to do your home dialysis treatments.
If you choose to do peritoneal dialysis (PD), you can do your exchanges anywhere, as long as the equipment is sterile and the surrounding environment is clean. For example, you could do your exchanges sitting in a chair at your kitchen table or in a chair in front of the television. If you do PD at night using a cycler, you can simply place your cycler on your nightstand. If you choose to do home hemodialysis (HHD), you can do your treatments in your favorite recliner or in your bed.
If your home doesn’t have any extra, unused rooms, don’t worry. You can fit your home dialysis treatments into your current home with no problems.
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