Traveling on dyalasis

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  1. clarify

    clarify Read Only Funster

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    Just wondering wether anybody has ever travelled in a motorhome while on dyalasis .The OH has been warned latest kidney may not last a year .I know there is a firm in america that rents specially adapted rvs
    We hope to keep travelling but having to go to a hosp -if you can find a place -for 8 hours every two or three days is a real bind .
    Ray Claire and Katie cat
     
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    I am really sorry to hear that claire no idea if it would be possible to book sessions at hospitals along your route or even if a portable dialisis machine is available someplace, perhaps our healthcare professionals can come up with some suggestions
     
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    Hi Clarify,

    What type of dialysis do you have, capd or machine dialysis?
     
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    this may help

    your doctor would be able to tell you if C A P D would suit your condition.
    this method does not need you to attend hospital but you do need to treat
    yourself 3 or 4 times daily.there is also a night machine again not the same as hospital treatment .speak to your dialyis expert who is not always your
    GP
    good luck june and dave
     
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    Claire is not back on dyalasis yet .this is her 3rd transplant .We are just trying to plan ahead so we can keep travelling
    Ray
     
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    Yes I spoke to a couple in the same boat as you for the uk only I assume arrangments were made for hostpitals local to there chosen site to take her in for treatment, it does of course restrict exactly where you may go but doable as my mate Tony would say doable:thumb:
     
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    Hi

    My husband was on dialysis, and we went to cyprus, majorca etc and got his treatment at the local hospitals, outside the EU you have to pay for it. I used to work on a dialysis unit where patients often went on holiday and got their treatment in local hospitals in uk.
     
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    Hi sorry to here about your illness the captain at our golf club has a mh and he had a machine fitted for his wife so they could still travel dont know the exact details of her illness but it was kidney also i have a meeting with him next wed and if you want i can ask him for some info.

    Gerry
     
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    So sorry to hear that Claire has been so unlucky with all this, we enjoyed meeting you at Deal last year and hope to do see you again somewhere soon. Take care, Jane :Smile:
     
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    Hopefully meet up with some of you at Peterborough Misterton or on a road somewhere inbetween /
    Ray Claire and Katie cat
     
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    Will see you all at Peterborough :thumb: Jane :Smile:
     
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