Now the mistake was a simple one, and so basic, but important. After I weighed in I have the weight written down on a "flow sheet". Basically an intake sheet that takes in some simple information every treatment to log data for that day. That weight, as written down, determines, how much should be taken off for the day. In my case, today, I weighed in at 55.2 kilos, and my dry weight is 53.0 kilos. Simple math takes over and a fluid goal is put manually into the dialysis machine. In this case it should have been 2.2, unfortunately it ended up at 3.2. It wasn't discovered until my treatment was over, because, for the good or the bad, my body just does not have the violent reactions to going below my dry weight right away. I felt a tiny bit of cramping, and my blood pressure was a little low, but nothing where I or the nurses would be on alert. The extra fluid draw was not discovered until I was coming off the machine, and having my needles pulled. I felt okay and went home.
Later on I felt the extra weight more , as the afternoon wore on it was hard to stand for long periods, as I was light headed, and I felt more washed out than usual. I have needed to drink more water to get back to equilibrium. I feel bad, and not just physically, because I am usually very good about double checking these numbers myself while the nurses are putting me on. I am very serious about being aware of my own care and knowing what is going on. Today I just did not think. Shame on me. It will be okay though.