Jim doing dialysis
This was taken 27 January 2006, in the third week of dialysis -- by then already becoming part of the normal structure of my life, as it was to be for the 22 months leading up to the kidney transplant. I went to the dialysis section of the Alkmaar hospital every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Each session lasted roughly 3-1/2 hours -- three hours of actual dialysis plus the time required being connected and disconnected to the blood filtering machine. The photo was taken by Andrew, one of the nurses.