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I have been reading a lot since I joined this group about dialysis, treatments etc. I am green and know very little since I had a transplants before dialysis was around.

could you please explain to me the difference between Hemodialysis which sounds like a three day treatment and four hours a day versus Peritoneal Dialysis which is around 10 hours every day. Sounds like HD would be easier. Also some comments were to get a

Fistula done. Not sure what that is. I know I am naïve but very curious as to these treatments.