Thursday, September 23, 2010

Attack of the killer Bacteria -- Part Two

So I'm back to the hospital for my in centre treatment. Part of the test for bacteria came back. Good news! The bacteria dung levels are really low. So either there isn't as much Bacteria as the last test showed or the bacteria is constipated.

While here today the nurses decided to try using the AV fistula that I had created a few months ago. This involves using a large needle instead of just connecting two sets of tubes, the machine connects directly to me.

This is the needle that I'm going to have to stab myself with. For size comparison I've used a standard 3.5mm headphone jack

Sent from my iPhone 4


  1. Owen, I had no idea you were going through this! It's good to see you are communicating with everyone this way - it's an interesting way to stay in contact.

    I hope you stay in good spirits - you will find a new kidney soon.

    Jen Butler

  2. Thanks Jen, I certainly hope I do, the sooner the better!