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  • #61
    Originally posted by Tyree View Post

    C'mon you guys, those are small gauge needles. The ones in dialysis are like framing spikes in comparison... LOL

    Even after 7 years, I still hate needles. I have no idea how some people are able to canulate themselves. It would freak me out.
    I thought they both used 16 gauge??

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Bates View Post

      I thought they both used 16 gauge??
      If your fistula is mature, dialysis uses 15 gauge. The lower the gauge, the higher the flow rate. And we have emla cream, which is a numbing agent for our puncture points.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Tyree View Post
        Mice, rats, birds and bats don't bug me, poisonous things do (snakes, spiders). Here's something for those of you who hate spiders... Daddy longlegs are the most poisonous spider in the world, it just has no means of being able to inject it when it bites.
        Deer mice carry hantavirus. You only get that once. Mice are one of the top things on my hit list....along with rats and coons which are another serious disease carrier

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        • #64
          Originally posted by mrguy View Post
          In that way I dont mind the -50 weather lol..
          Very true. The bug in your rear keeps it warm in -50 weather. oops, i mean "in your ear".
          Nothing like a whole off season to choke on cram sammiches!

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Tyree View Post

            C'mon you guys, those are small gauge needles. The ones in dialysis are like framing spikes in comparison... LOL

            Even after 7 years, I still hate needles. I have no idea how some people are able to canulate themselves. It would freak me out.
            I feel for you man! I'm squirming right now just thinking about it.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Tyree View Post

              If your fistula is mature, dialysis uses 15 gauge. The lower the gauge, the higher the flow rate. And we have emla cream, which is a numbing agent for our puncture points.
              Thanks for the info.

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