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Old 05-22-2021, 12:59 PM   #1
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Is it safe (for the patient on p. dialysis) to camp (Scamp 16) ? Real question is: Does anyone do camping trips when on Peritoneal Dialysis. I know I can take all the supplies I need for 2-3 days, but has anyone actually done this ?
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Old 05-22-2021, 04:12 PM   #2
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Hi! Here's my thoughts....


....you have the needed knowledge of how to manage your dialysis.
....you have the needed supplies for your dialysis
....you have the desire to go camping


You are already a winner!


Go for it. Life is short and getting shorter each day you don't go camping.
Better peritoneal than hemo! You'll have the chance to enjoy what you like (camping) in an environment you like, while doing what it is that is necessary for your health....thereby allowing you to enjoy what you like in an environment you like. etc. etc.



I have seen folks with portacaths, IV poles and TPN, folks with big dressings that needed daily (or more frequent) changes and folks still bearing their radiation markers, all camping.



If I were you...I'd go for it.
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:31 PM   #3
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Hi! Here's my thoughts....


....you have the needed knowledge of how to manage your dialysis.
....you have the needed supplies for your dialysis
....you have the desire to go camping


You are already a winner!


Go for it. Life is short and getting shorter each day you don't go camping.
Better peritoneal than hemo! You'll have the chance to enjoy what you like (camping) in an environment you like, while doing what it is that is necessary for your health....thereby allowing you to enjoy what you like in an environment you like. etc. etc.



I have seen folks with portacaths, IV poles and TPN, folks with big dressings that needed daily (or more frequent) changes and folks still bearing their radiation markers, all camping.



If I were you...I'd go for it.
I agree with Theresa and if you do go, which I hope you do, you can do some research and just locate places along the way where, if you need help, you can get some. Most towns today have the VNA even if they donít have a hospital or clinic, you might feel more comfortable if you know that if you needed it, support was available. Also, it might be good to let someone youíre close to who knows your situation, know where youíre going so they could help you find resources if you need them. I donít want to say youíre going to have problems, but everyone does occasionally and itís good to be prepared. But ďthat saidĒ Go and be glad you didnít miss having the opportunity to do it. Missed opportunities create sad memories.
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Missed opportunities create sad memories.
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We were at Reel Foot state park a month ago and our neighbor had some kind of dialysis equipment with her and doing her thing while we were outside talking to her husband. Seems like it can be done.
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OK....that's a good indication that it can be done (safely).
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I agree with Theresa and if you do go, which I hope you do, you can do some research and just locate places along the way where, if you need help, you can get some. Most towns today have the VNA even if they donít have a hospital or clinic, you might feel more comfortable if you know that if you needed it, support was available. Also, it might be good to let someone youíre close to who knows your situation, know where youíre going so they could help you find resources if you need them. I donít want to say youíre going to have problems, but everyone does occasionally and itís good to be prepared. But ďthat saidĒ Go and be glad you didnít miss having the opportunity to do it. Missed opportunities create sad memories.
I was a VNA nurse and I can assure you, they know the resources and the doctors in their area, they can locate supplies you might need. Youíve probably already had experience with their services.
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