I go to the same dialysis facility every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1 – 5 pm. I know the staff quite well now. Once I’m hooked up, the technician leaves me alone and simply asks that I give them a holler if I need anything.
Last November, about an hour and a half into my treatment, my body started feeling stiff. As soon as I noticed this, my whole body started cramping. It was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever endured since being on dialysis. As this was happening, I tried asking for assistance but the staff was busy with other patients. I felt helpless. The pain seemed to go on forever until I fell into darkness and then it was gone. Later, I found out that all of this happened in a matter of seconds.