(We have identified the problem, and my tech and I are going to fix it. My "dry weight" is set too low. This means that the machine is trying to pull off too much fluid and is causing my blood pressure to plummet...thus causing me to wake up on my head feeling silly that I can't manage to keep it together sitting in a damn chair, but being reassured that it's not my fault at all by the lovely group of concerned responders who are wtanding around my chair when I finally come to.)
(The Nurse Practitioner doesn't want to change the dry weight, because...well, I'm not sure exactly, but as long as my tech and I know where I tend to fall out, we can work around it.)
(My tech, by the way, is the one that saved a fellow patient's life recently when she realized that the dialyzer was causing an allergic reaction. The poor lady kept crashing and was being revived and rushed to the hospital, and my tech went back to one of her textbooks from training and figured out the problem.)
But I regress.
The best part of yesterday (besides not actually dying during my treatment), was discovering this:
If I'm going to stitch in the d-chair, I need to stitch on canvas that is mounted on stretcher bars.
My lap stand is an Elan model and works perfectly with stretcher bars, but not as perfectly with q-snaps. I suspect that I could rig it in some way to play well with q-snaps (perhaps with some grippy shelf liner), but there is a better reason for sticking with canvas at treatment;
I can see the holes.
It's not exactly conducive to cart a day light with me, and although there is a light over my chair, I am afraid it will disturb my fellow patients. With fabric, I need that light to see the holes. With canvas...the light coming through the window is just enough!
Besides...I have been hankering to do canvaswork again, so this scratches that itch very nicely! Now all I have to do is collect more pieces that fit within that general size of about 12 x 12 max, and I can go to town!
So that's the happy report for the day. I'm off to find a suitable breakfast (I think I'm going to try this no carb thing), and then I might venture to the pool before kick-off to get some exercise in. Then it's going to be all stitching all the time around these here parts, with a little grilled chicken thrown in for good measure!
Happy Saturday to one and all. If you were visited by the hurricane (or any other recent calamity), I hope that you are safe and dry and well today. Come tell us all about it...