Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall

Archery and Dialysis

Messages posted to thread:
ruintfletch 25-May-23
arlone 25-May-23
Bob Rowlands 25-May-23
widowshooter 25-May-23
yellow eye 25-May-23
ruintfletch 25-May-23
Jbranham5173 25-May-23
Scoop 25-May-23
George D. Stout 25-May-23
tradslinger 25-May-23
JusPassin 25-May-23
Srqbow 25-May-23
2 bears 25-May-23
Shaftcaster 25-May-23
Mike E 25-May-23
ruintfletch 25-May-23
loose arrow 25-May-23
reb 25-May-23
hawkeye in PA 25-May-23
Jimmyjumpup 26-May-23
Murray Seratt 26-May-23
silk 26-May-23
From: ruintfletch
Date: 25-May-23

I'm heading toward renal failure before long and i'm wondering if anybody out there is shooting yet when being on dialysis.. I'm getting weaker and weaker and wonder if my strength would come back some if i go on dialysis? Hope i will be able to keep shooting...Thanks, Bob

From: arlone Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-May-23

Best of luck Bob. Sorry I am an empty well of info, but hope some one here can offer their experiences that you are looking for. Hoping the dialysis will help keep you shooting.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 25-May-23

That's a rough go.

Do it. And learn us.

From: widowshooter
Date: 25-May-23

I'm just finding out that I might be headed in the same direction. Good luck, and I hope it all works out for the best.....Ray

From: yellow eye
Date: 25-May-23

Well buddy I have not gone through this but my wife is. Hemo dialysis is tough hard on the system She is Very tired the day of it and she was doing it 3 times a week. We just finshed training for home Peritoneal dialysis. This interesting method done over night and for her is effective. Less harsh on the rest fo the system. Each case if different not sure if the doctors would do this for you. But lots of folks do it and lead a somewaht normal life working, etc. It is also portable the unit is 25 lbs but there is the supplies. If we would take vacation we can actually have supplies delivered to some locations in the US. I am the primary care giver right now but except and expect my wife can do it her self mostly except for lifting the soulation bags. It does get better, hope you do well Mike L

From: ruintfletch
Date: 25-May-23

Thanks Mike.... I will be doing the Peritoneal dialysis if and when it happens... You have to get the port put in your abdomen about 2 months before you actually start dialysis from what i'm getting... Been to a Demo class already...

From: Jbranham5173 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-May-23

Prayers to all !

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-May-23

Good luck to you Bob. You hand in there Buddy and keep shooting.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 25-May-23

We can and will offer prayers.

From: tradslinger
Date: 25-May-23

please don't let it beat you, sometimes we are forced to make changes in how we are able to do things, it is what it is. I now hunt closer to the truck, on the ground and use mainly a blind of some sort. The pop up blinds allow for movement on your part as you try to hunt. This will probably be the last year for me to be on a lease, didn't get to hunt but a time or two last year on it. Now is closer home, like 100 yards from the house for deer that live close to me. I wish the best for you.

From: JusPassin
Date: 25-May-23

I don't have the info, but my prayers are with you, God Bless.

From: Srqbow
Date: 25-May-23

Best of luck. Know it’s rough, hoping you get through it and feel better.

From: 2 bears
Date: 25-May-23

Best of luck. Just hang in there & things will work out. Take care, >>>----> Ken

From: Shaftcaster
Date: 25-May-23

I had Ca IV therapy for years through a port in my arm so make sure it is in drawing arm not bow arm , likewise if in chest keep port location back behind drawn bowstring if at all possible. Best of luck with it....

From: Mike E
Date: 25-May-23

Thoughts and Prayers for you.

From: ruintfletch
Date: 25-May-23

The port is down below the naval where the tube comes out from what i've seen... You have to be very cautious about keeping it clean and your hands so bacteria doesn't get in to it..

From: loose arrow
Date: 25-May-23

My dad was on dialysis for over 10 years into his early 80's. He had an AV fistula in one arm for access. They would stay away from that arm even when taking his blood pressure. Like Mike said, the day of the treatment was a difficult day for sure, he was sapped of all energy on that day. If your access in in your abdomen you may have a better chance of being active. I do hope you can still shoot your bow.

One very important think I learned from being my dad's POA for healtcare,and because I lived 5 minutes from him, I could be there for his hospitalizations. At one point his BP had to be checked, they could not do it on his access arm and the nurse could not do his other arm because it was injured, now what?

Believe it or not, they can check your BP on your ankle! The dialysis center called me because they could not get his BP, they will cancel dialysis if they cannot get a BP. At this point, if they cancel, they will stop it all together. I asked the staff if they could check on his ankles-they got what they needed and continued. We were able to buy some time. I was surprised that they did not think of that on their own.

From: reb
Date: 25-May-23

Prayer sent.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 25-May-23

Admire your determination, positive attitude is a big part. Prayers sent.

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-May-23

Hang in there. Prayers from WV

From: Murray Seratt Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-May-23

Have no answers, but will pray for you and your family.


From: silk
Date: 26-May-23

Continued prayers for you Bob.

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