This dialysis thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

I’m not sure if I can blame the fact that I’m tethered to a machine whirring away beside me all night long, but I haven’t had a consistently good night of sleep in a while. Last night was miserable. I couldn’t sleep. I’d look over at the machine beside me and see “Dwell 1 of 6,” then “2 of 6,” “3 of 6,” and finally “4 of 6” before the need for sleep finally overwhelmed me and the next thing I knew the machine read “therapy complete.” I guess I’d finally slept through the fifth and sixth cycles.

Since I’m a bit on the sleepy side still, instead of an attempt at something profound, or technical or factual, here’s a bit of humour I found online…

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PD tends to lower your potassium levels, which can mess with the function of your heart. In other words, eat more bananas.

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Dialysis, clearly an alien procedure, but lifesaving, sort of like that guy in Marvel’s Agents of Shield, right?

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For most of us, this situation does not apply.

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When Jon Lord, keyboards player for Deep Purple, died, he offered to donate his organs. I think he was misunderstood….

 

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