NAMASTE’ 2 U Frum
NAMASTE’ 2 U Frum
BELIEVE IT ER NOT!:)well; it’s true an it hurtz 2 😦 geez….An Whats a FISTULAGRAM or a PlastiOgram?
……..it be bout like being hit in the arm by this train! lol
..da’ before dialysis investigatation breakfast 8:00 am choo-choo time.
The Durango Silverton Daily line!.
COOL! ya say well not so cool 2 me dis past week…….an stuff! jest keepsa’ happening bout everything but my heart is broken now…an that’s a gewd thing :)……. ❤ an i ate a good breakfast an watched the train roll out of town!
Well; a fistulagram or a plastiogram..is another vein mapping lewk at my arm..where they inject dye into …an inspect all the damage an see if i have collapsed blood vessels or blood clots that are not healing!….oh did i say that it was also painful…and i needed a driver an could not drive for 24 ……..jeezzzzzzzzzzzz.
well the head nurse i had today was jest awesome..an i am sure i oput a smile on her face for the day!..i begged the doc to let me take her home with me an she’d be my driver …an medicare would pay for it but he wasn’t buying it lol..she jest laughed! was werth the taunt! haha……so this awesome young lady well, she stuck with me frum beginning to end an made all the diff in the world, i was venturing into..a werld of pain an sensations i hadn’t evr felt whew! i will forevr be grateful for her kind an awesome an highly skilled services…………….wow she stuck me jest fine today………in the other arm that doesn’t even have the fistula.she did so awesome TWICE ……..once in da upper an a main one down by wrist for the IV! 🙂 ……
So, bruised up an bandaged up again i am ……….but the bruises are frum last saturday ..not today!…today i managed right fine.but my arm is like real heavY! pain level is bout a 6 .not as bad as it was for the last week recovering frum the infiltrations ….out of 14 dialysis days…i have had 11 days of it werking …an 3 fails………..so lets see if after this heals an i go back to dialysis they will do better next time round with me…….when i go back to my 3 days a week routime..
This week i meet with the transplant services team an see what i have to do to qualify for a transplant! we shall see……i will prolly need dental werk an skin problems cured by then they say ….so another we shall see….an next week or so i get to meet the gurls with the knives lol…..who want to cut me up in 5 places for basil cell skin cancers……..so much fun….an now my nissan blows a power steering belt an runs hot now an i have to fix.an my truck is still broke also….frum a collision with an elk on night at 55 mph!…So, if i feel like it i will werk on it the next few days.an hopefully get a back-up gong here for transportation!..My live donor is all for it an we are of similar genetics so i believe it will possibly werk..another we shall see deal…an coming up with the $$$ to get her to denver etc etc whan the time arrives an afford her the meds necessary to make it all compatable an also me 2 the meds are something we might not be able to afford without a donate er fund me page..another we shall see huh!
Okay .jest an update fer all my friends that i know that follow me.an anyone else that might care. ThanX for reading me ! an well, on that Exact note an thought…i have been asked by a couple of people how they can help me financially for offering my blogs for re-post etc etc an photos for free… an so i believe i will set up a donate button on my site for that in the days ahead …got a mystery check in the mailbox yesterday an sure was a blessing to be thought of! ur jest 2 kewl for skewl….thank you!…You know who u are!..Love ya ! ….
Peace-out an Namaste’ 2 one an all
frum da’ Quark…….
🙂 !aka.Mike in Colorful Colorado! 🙂
*** Variations on a theme ***
**** da’werd of da week is Delta.
an is sumpin i think about a lot..but in a different sense…than the rushing of water going out to sea for my kinaa thoughts of DELTA are those of my wings i fly…da’ delta wing…damn i want to get back in da air soon! Being grounded sucks! Truly………so i spend a lotta time in recovery thinking bout the cool days i got to fly my DELTA wing i da past…lotsa hours upon da’ wizard wings …an bout 40 er 50 hours on da ol’ butterfly in da garage an bout 20 0on a wrecked 21.5 golf strutted wing in da garage i got to fix an repair sumday another projekt yep! lol …jest sortin thru some pics of da past here!……an rememberin.”crashin is not an option” but if one must do it gracefullY! 🙂 ***
~Bottom Line is at all facets of my life @ present …Reality has it i have been in recovery for the last week not able to hardly stand the pain, very humbled here to say the least..when everyday chores become a challenge let alone going out to fly lol….. ~
check out last weeks post-t if’n ya missed it bout Transient things Photographed in Time
This be the Rocky Mountain Way2 lewk @ da werd transient!.werd of da’ week was transient….Transient..Drifters, nomads, and even the state of impermanence: this week, share your photos of transient…..well my choice is a few things that only the photo keeps forever in time..
there are a few different ways to interpret that werd but for me it is thngs that do not stick around……….so in a way jest bout anything can be transient dependin upon ur perspective….especially things which once photogaphed will never be the same…..
here are a couple of shots of things that are transient in my werld but come back evry year.cept well.the tree has fallen now so no more shots of lightnin’ or rainbows beyond it..etc etc.
..so my take on transient with a couple a few of my fav shots…i have taken over the years!
peace-out frum da’
STAYIN GROUNDED IS KINNA IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW!
twas’ a darin’ night to be out walkin on hilltops….
~ Well Another day an another 130 miles on the road! – goes by an i did not get my dialysis done…The technician that had inserted my needles did good on the furst one – then well, the second needle he opted to go way up the arm inside the bicep..it went well, UNTIL! he decided to tape it down it was werking good but he exerted too much pressure on the spot which caused da’ needle to stick the other side of the artery he jest stuck it in!
CAN U SAY OW!?
so tried to get it flowing again to no avail…sent me home with icepacks an in pain…can u say ow ..yeah well it hurts…i have cried like a kid a couple of times in the last hour er so! 😦 a friend came by an cheered me up a bit was a good thing but….also, my lady friend …hanging in there with me is the best support in the world for me
without her i don’t think i would know what direction to take! sumtimes day to day! a shoulder to cry on ..ha…oh well… 🙂
Wowza this freiking hurts..more than a pain in the arm overcoming the depression that comes with this is extreme also…welp is what it is one more day one day at a time as i trudge thru the dialytic adventures with the dialysis center..now is a fistula gram next week – a sonogram of my left arm..i told them to draw freiking marks where the teck is supposed to do the needle thing! should tattoo the veins there lol for him or her whatever huh! lol.
oh well…da’ quantum quark has been humbled now .enuff of the pain thing! my arm feels like it is going to fall off it is so heavy!!!!!
definitely belongs in my
best of wishes to all whom follow da’ q these days.take care!..namaste’ 2 u 2 🙂 Whats Infiltration i was asked?
click on link above if ya didn’t read yesterdays post-it….Q.
well it was another day to get stuck wrong…an dats bout all frum mr humbled Q……………..
welp today i was infiltrated for the second time in 10 days of dialysis treatments…totally sucks…had to go home without being dialysised…..
Well whats infiltration i was asked…..since this has happened twice to me ..i have been INFILTRATED an was not able to get my dialysis done…an have a seriously bruised up arm 😦 is what it is 😦 oh well. tryin to keep sunny side up here 🙂
cheers frum da’ Q
🙂 🙂 🙂
Vascular access is the circulatory site that makes the connection between the patient’s circulation and the hemodialysis machine possible. Blood is pulled out of the body by the blood pump through the vascular access. The pump will then force the blood through the dialyzer and back to the patient’s bloodstream.
(A needle infiltration occurs when the needle dislodges from inside the vascular access during cannulation or during the dialysis treatment itself.)
Cannulation is the insertion of a needle cannula into a blood vessel to drain blood or administer blood back into circulation. When the patient has an infiltration, blood may leak outside the access into the surrounding tissues. Because of this, swelling and pain may be felt around the area. While the patient’s access will continue to function, having an infiltration will cause a lot of discomfort. It may become bruised, swollen and the area may feel firm to touch. There are two basic types of vascular accesses that need to be cared for by a dialysis technician. Each of which can become infiltrated. While both have their own strengths and weaknesses, the type to be used will always be patient-dependent.
The Arterial-Venous (AV) Fistula – The AV fistula uses the patient’s native vein and artery to make a connection. A fistula is usually situated in the patient’s upper or lower arm. When the link is made, the artery’s higher pressure pushes blood into the vein. After a few months, the vein will become larger and its walls will become thicker. The blood from these vessels can then be used for dialysis. The fistula normally matures in about 4-6 weeks. When this happens, it will now be possible to insert two needles for treatment. One needle will be used to pull blood from the patient’s body through the dialysis tubing. The blood will then flow through the dialyzer, filtering it in the process. Clean blood will be returned to the patient’s body through the second needle. The AV fistula is the most popular type of internal vascular access for hemodialysis. Since it doesn’t utilize foreign material to make, it is less likely to become infected or clotted. It is also more flexible because it is made of native tissues. When well-cared for by a dialysis technician, the AV fistula will provide the patient with better dialysis, resulting to better prognoses. Unfortunately, there are still risks involved. If a fistula may not develop successfully, a graft will then be utilized. or a direct catheder to the chest! permanently!
Needle infiltration of fistulae is more common in older patients and with new fistula. These infiltrations result in numerous procedures, as well as prolongation of catheter dependence for more than 3 months
The furst time this happened to me was when they could not re-insert the needle that had slipped out! an today well, was when they were trying to insert the first one into the fistula!…
an secondary conclusion is an I WISH LOL>>>>>PIC!
Affirming an abundant future! key phrase for the day 4 Q since i went for dialysis an it was a blow out an they could not do it! another fail day .which totally sucks but is what it is…..an now i am on a fluid (restriction) an it is hot out so that also sucks such as life oh well.so a bita Squirrel medicine is jest what da’ doctor ordered 🙂 lol…..
Squirrel medicine reminds us to set aside a portion of our most precious resources as an investment in the future.
Native Americans considered all living beings as brothers and sisters that had much to teach including squirrels. These small creatures taught them to work in harmony with the cycles of nature by conserving for the winter months during times when food was plentiful. In our modern world, squirrels remind us to set aside a portion of our most precious resources as an investment in the future. Though food and money certainly fall into this category, they are only some of the ways our energy is manifested. We can conserve this most valuable asset by being aware of the choices we make and choosing only those that nurture and sustain us. This extends to the natural resources of our planet as well, using what we need wisely with the future in mind.
Saving and conservation are not acts of fear but rather affirmations of abundance yet to come. Squirrels accept life’s cycles, allowing them to face winters with the faith that spring will come again. Knowing that change is part of life, we can create a safe space, both spiritually and physically, that will support us in the present and sustain us in the future. This means not filling our space with things, or thoughts, that don’t serve us. Without hoarding more than we need, we keep ourselves in the cyclical flow of life when we donate our unwanted items to someone who can use them best. This allows for more abundance to enter our lives, because even squirrels know a life of abundance involves more than just survival.
Squirrels use their quick, nervous energy to enjoy life’s adventure. They are great communicators, and by helping each other watch for danger, they do not allow worry to drain them. Instead, they allow their curious nature to lead the way, staying alert to opportunities and learning as they play. Following the example set by our squirrel friends, we are reminded to enjoy the journey of life’s cycles as we plan and prepare for a wonderful future, taking time to learn and play along the way.
The Above was written by Madisyn Taylor
on November 5, 2013
Affirming an Abundant Future