February 25, 2008
PD not just for the young, but young at heart
Don Wagstaff of McKinney, TX, is 80 years old. When he found out his kidneys were failing, he chose to do peritoneal dialysis (PD) because he didn’t want to go to a dialysis center three times a week. He currently does PD for 8 to 10 hours a night using a cycler, and he enjoys the freedom it gives him during his day.
“We go out to lunch. We go out to dinner,” Don’s wife, Sue, said. “He can do the normal activities, vacuum, mow the yard.”
I say, if you ladies can find a man who vacuums and mows the yard, you’ve found a keeper! I also say that if Don can learn to do PD at the age of 80, it’s worth a try at any age!
Read Don’s story.
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