Hi, I'm Keith Jarman from just outside Gravesend in Kent. I've been on Kidney Failure pathway for 6 years. Have tried APD, CAPD, HD, Transplant (failed), and back to HD. At one stage I was due to go 'home' but the transplant intervened. Now hoping to undergo re-training for home HD. The advice is to avoid abbreviations so, the above are APD - Automatic Peritoneal Dialysis (by machine overnight), CAPD - Constant Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (walk around with regular manual fluid exchanges), HD - Haemo-dialysis (in centre machine blood exchange).
For my sins, I am trying to help with the restoration of King's Kidney Patients Association, and have taken on the role of Chairperson. I apologise if you are a King's Patient, and you haven't discovered us, but it is not easy to fit the work in with dialysis and other hospital visits for other wonky bits.