I’ve seen caregivers responsible for eight or nine patients at a time, quickly moving to get the next patient on the machine. They don’t have a minute to spare – sometimes they’re wiping down a machine while a patient is still resting in the chair. It makes me worry: when our caregivers are working that quickly are they really able to clean things the way they should?
My life has changed dramatically since I started dialysis. I used to work. I used to have the energy to play with my grandkids. But, most days now I don’t have the energy to even play. Dialysis is hard on you, but it doesn’t have to be this hard. I want dialysis companies to treat us like human beings.