Dialysis humor

Many people who choose nocturnal dialysis report having a better quality of life. Psychologically, nocturnal dialysis patients state that they have more control over their life. There is more time to work, attend school, take care of their children and enjoy social events during the day because they are not spending their daytime hours on dialysis. They feel that the nighttime dialysis schedule makes them feel “more normal” because nonproductive time, where they would be “sleeping anyway”, is now used for treatment. Some feel that they no longer need to tell people they are on dialysis, because the nocturnal dialysis schedule does not interfere with their working or social lives. Staff members working the nocturnal dialysis shift comment their nocturnal patients have a new “zest for life.”
(DaVita’s website)



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