Chapter One: Diagnosis
Chapter Two: Donor?
Chapter Three: Dialysis
Chapter Four: Transplant
Chapter Five: Recovery
From My Lens
 Chapter Three: Dialysis

Photo by Buzz Orr

At each treatment, a nurse changes the dressing covering the perm-cath. The dressing, which is taped to my skin, is akin to wearing a cast; I can't scratch at the skin beneath or get the dressing wet. Often, the bandage placement is shifted to prevent tearing of the skin.

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